Gilford•Johnson Flooring, LLC (www.gilfordjohnson.com) has announced the appointment of Scott D. Roy as their new President and CEO. He assumes the new responsibilities on Monday, February 15th and will succeed Dennis C. Cook, who will be retiring from the daily function of this position at the end of March. Mr. Cook, however, will assist Scott Roy with the transition and integration process throughout the coming months.
Dennis C. Cook, said, “We welcome Scott’s experience and leadership to the Gilford•Johnson family. In his new role as President and CEO, he will be responsible for overseeing the newly merged Gilford and Johnson Wholesale, which brings together two quality oriented organizations under an experienced leadership team of industry veterans. His results oriented approach and experience in our industry will play a pivotal role in continuing our growth and innovation.”
Roy was recently with J.J. Haines & Company for 11 years beginning as Vice President of Sales, and then promoted to Senior Vice President of Armstrong Sales & Marketing and Customer Service. During that time, he served as an Executive Team member and was responsible for leading the dedicated Armstrong Division. He also managed the Customer Service organization across the entire Haines enterprise.
Blue Equity, LLC (www.blueequity.com), the majority shareholder of Gilford•Johnson Flooring, identified Cook’s successor and led the interview process. “We are excited to have Scott come aboard and lead Gilford•Johnson. With his experience in flooring distribution and his passion for the business, we will further our strategy to expand the business with acquisitions, new partners, and new product lines to become one of the leading distributors in the nation,” said Jonathan Blue, Chairman and Managing Director of Blue Equity.
Roy has spent close to 30 years in the floor covering and window treatment industries. He began his career with Armstrong World Industries in 1986 and spent 14 years in various sales and marketing assignments. He left in 1999 to become the National Director of Sales for an independent Hunter Douglas fabricator, Elmar Window Fashions. Roy joined Haines in 2005 as Vice President, Sales. In 2012, he assumed the position of Vice President of Sales & Marketing and Customer Service, and in 2014, was appointed Senior Vice President – Armstrong Sales & Marketing, and Haines Customer Service.
Roy said, “I can’t think of a more exciting time to join Gilford•Johnson. With the recent merger of Gilford and Johnson, we now have two great companies joining forces to provide outstanding products, services and value to our customers. I look forward to working with Blue Equity, the Gilford•Johnson team, suppliers and customers. I’m ready for an exciting adventure.”
Roy graduated from Grove City College with a BA in Economics and Political Science. He is married to Teresa, and they have three children; Colleen – 17, Shannen – 15, and David – 13. The family plans to relocate to the Louisville area later this summer.
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