HPS Schönox has announced additions to its sales and technical support team.

Bernie Cooper and David Lepird have joined the company as regional business managers in high growth geographic areas. Cooper is based in Pennsylvania where he will support Schönox in New York, New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Lepird lives in Winter Park, Fla., an ideal location for his work with Schönox customers throughout most of Florida.

“Bernie and David bring both the business and the technical knowledge that supports all aspects of our customers’ planning, specification and project execution needs,” said Doug Young, executive vice president, Schönox. “This is exactly the 360-degree understanding that we look for with the new flooring professionals joining Schönox.”

Lepird has an in-depth knowledge base of the flooring industry including past experiences on the sales and technical sides of the industry dating back to his time working with his father who also works in the industry. “I’ve seen the subfloor challenges that face flooring professionals first hand during my work as a project coordinator and while growing up working at job sites,” he said.

All Schönox regional business managers work through extensive hands-on training at the Schönox Support Center in Florence, Ala., as well as a trip to Germany to see the research and development efforts that go into Schönox products.

“Schönox was a great fit for me personally; they (now I am excited to say, we) bring a sophisticated, high tech approach to solving subfloor issues backing that up with a pioneering spirit dedicated to supporting customers,” said Cooper. “The way Schönox stands behind its products, makes quick decisions and demonstrates flexibility with customer needs is an approach that I am eager to share with customers.”

Cooper’s professional experience includes work on the commercial and residential sides of the market in the resilient flooring industry, a strong background in flooring distribution and extensive experience running his own flooring business.

“Bernie has a great desire to support customers and to help them grow their own businesses,” said Young. “He is already having a strong impact for Schönox and earning the trust of customers project by project.”

For more information, visit hpsubfloors.com.