Mohawk Industries has announced the alignment of two key and growing business areas under proven leaders who have a history of delivering outstanding results, according to the company.

Each of these businesses represents opportunities for Mohawk to bring new value to the market and will play an important role in the company’s continued growth. 

Matt Kahny will lead Mohawk’s expansion into the $3 billion countertop market where Mohawk will make significant investments in porcelain slab and other surfaces. Kahny will also manage and further develop the company’s existing natural stone slab business, which will be leveraged to distribute these new products. 

Mohawk’s countertop expansion will be executed from within the Dal-Tile ceramic business and Kahny will report to Dal-Tile president, John Turner. Kahny also will lead Dal-Tile’s Home Center and Independent Distributor teams.

Kahny’s flooring industry career began with American Olean in 1983, which became a part of Dal-Tile in 1995. In 2009, he was tapped to lead Mohawk’s North American laminate and wood business, which grew substantially under his leadership and included the highly successful acquisition and integration of Pergo. 

As Kahny transitions into this role, Gary Lanser will become the president of Mohawk’s laminate and wood business, including the distribution of the Quick-Step and Columbia brands. Lanser will report directly to Brian Carson, Mohawk's North America president. 

Lanser will lead the sales and operations of the laminate and wood business. He will drive the development of innovative products that will differentiate between the company’s Mohawk, Quick-Step, Pergo and Columbia brands. Gary will also be responsible for completing the construction and start-up of the company’s new engineered wood and premium laminate plants. 

Since joining Mohawk in 2009, Lanser has taken on progressively greater responsibility including leading Flooring North America’s supply chain, customer experience, logistics and carpet cushion manufacturing. His experience has given him key insights into how the company can leverage its strengths in distribution, customer relationships and process management to deliver superior service, improve efficiencies and refine manufacturing processes, according to the company.

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