Calhoun, Ga.– Halstead International announced the appointment of Rick Taylor to the new position of director of training, supporting all of the company's brands including Halstead, Metroflor and Aspecta. Located in Norwalk, Conn., Taylor will lead all internal and external training programs. 

Taylor assumes his new position after 18 years with Halstead in many areas of the company’s operations including sales, customer service, technical support and product management, in addition to training. He spearheaded the development of the company’s highly successful CEU course, “Biophilic Design & Resilient Flooring”, which provides an overview of biophilic design’s basic principles and how resilient flooring specifications can support its expression in commercial design projects. The course reached nearly 1,000 architects, interior designers and others connected with the built environment last year. 

As director of training, Taylor will develop and conduct training programs and seminars such as CEU courses as well as new product and installer training programs for the company’s employees and customers.

Taylor will continue his involvement with the company’s Sustainability Council, comprised of companywide teams of volunteers from all aspects of the global business – from transparency documentation and product innovation to customer service and employee volunteer efforts in environmental and social programs – as coordinator and team member. He is a passionate advocate for Halstead’s sponsorship of Save the Sound on the East Coast and the Ocean Blue Project on the west coast, creating awareness of ocean pollution.

Said Rochelle Routman, Halstead’s chief sustainability officer, “Rick’s diverse experience, as well his education in building construction, serves as a tremendous platform for success in his new role as Director of Training, which will result in great benefits for us companywide.”

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