The Dixie Group has retained the services of Robert Kokoszka, former president and COO of Burtco Enterprises to assist Dixie in the integration process of the recently acquired assets of Burtco, a maker of custom-crafted flooring designed for the hospitality industry.

Kokoszka earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1965, and continued with graduate studies in engineering at Penn State University. His career began in 1958 at Aldon Industries in product development and manufacturing capacities. He has been an officer and board member of Regent Mills and Dorsett Carpet Mills. In 1990, he joined Burton Brown as a partner at Burtco Enterprises where he pioneered the utilization of computerized yarn placement (CYP) technologies for manufacturing patterned soft-surface floorcovering. Kokoszka retired from Burtco in 2012.