Horizon Forest Products and Long Floor have promoted Chris Williams to branch manager. Williams will head the companies’ Chesapeake, Va., location and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the branch, as well as directing sales, delivering profit, managing staff, and running the showroom floor.

“Chris has been with us for several years and has a very good knowledge of the business,” said company vp, David Williams. “He has great leadership skills and possesses the work ethic and positive attitude that will allow us to take our Virginia branch to the next level.”

Williams has been with the company full-time for three years in the position of sales representative/assistant manager, but started working in the warehouse 10 years ago during the summer. He graduated from East Carolina University with a BSBA in Business and has completed training with the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), Bona Sand & Finish School, Clarke Training, and Lenmar Sand & Finish Training. Williams noted he is looking forward to the challenges that await him in his new position and the contributions that he can make to the team and company.

“Being with the company for 10 years and involved with so many aspects of the daily operations will serve as a great foundation for my role as manager,” said Williams. “I’m looking forward to helping Horizon Forest Products and Long Floor continue to increase our presence in the Virginia market and working with our team members to help each of them achieve professional success.”

HFP and Long Floor offer customers over 75 years of industry experience and a comprehensive inventory of pre-finished and unfinished hardwood flooring, floor equipment, abrasives, finishes, fasteners, and accessories in the mid-Atlantic Region. They have locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Virginia. For more information, visit www.horizonforest.com