Nora Systems, Inc., manufacturer of nora rubber flooring, has named Andreas Mueller president and CEO, North America. Mueller has served nora’s North American operations for 13 years, most recently as vp sales, during which time growth in annual sales averaged 17 percent. Additionally, he helped expand the business in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

“I look forward to building on the many contributions that earlier presidents of nora North America have made to the company’s strong foundation and continued success,” Mueller said.

Nora credits Mueller with the design, development and global introduction of noraplan's environcare line, as well as nora's "All About Flooring, All About You" brand position launched earlier this year.

“Andreas’ role in the launch of the new brand position and his combined experiences in Germany, the United States, Canada and Mexico make him a great asset to nora’s North American business,” noted Philipp Leferenz, managing director, nora systems, GmbH. “As nora’s global presence continues to expand, Andreas’ strategic insights will be welcomed by the international management team.”

“Andreas’ contributions to the tremendous success of our sales efforts and market penetration in recent years have prepared him well to step into this new position,” said outgoing president Dennis Schmick. “He assumes leadership of nora systems, Inc. at a challenging but also exciting time in the company’s history, with many new and innovative initiatives on the drawing board that, together with his vision, wide-ranging experiences and his leadership skills will certainly contribute to nora’s continuing growth.”