Phil Cutts

CA International LLC has appointed Phillip Cutts to president of its Pinnacle Interior Elements Division, headquartered in Dallas. Cutts succeeds former Pinnacle founder and president, Michael Kearins, who was assigned to a management position when CA International acquired Pinnacle in June.

A home furnishings industry veteran, Cutts began his wood flooring industry career with Triangle Pacific Corp. as commercial sales manager of its Bruce Hardwood Floors Division. During an impressive decade of service in which he helped Bruce achieve double-digit annual growth and a series of key corporate acquisitions, he became director of commercial sales for the Armstrong Wood Division when Armstrong acquired Triangle Pacific in 1998. Cutts left Armstrong in 2000 to become Western sales manager at Pinnacle Interior Elements. He became vp of sales in 2005.

“Phil’s extensive industry experience and invaluable working relationship with Pinnacle’s key distributors and dealers makes him the ideal choice for this promotion,” said Xiao Yan Zhu, President of CA International. “In the short time we have worked with Phil since the acquisition, he has demonstrated the leadership and vision to undertake the challenges of current market conditions and achieve our long range goals,” Zhu added.