The Kraus Group of Companies Announces New President & CEO Steve Malinowski

WATERLOO, ON, March 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Kraus Group of Companies (Kraus Group), including Kraus Carpets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Malinowski as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Steve is an accomplished executive with a track record of:

  • driving profitable growth;
  • market-focused strategic leadership;
  • operational turnarounds; and,
  • organizational development.

Steve joins the Kraus Group from Janes Foods, where he was President and CEO. During his tenure he doubled the business's turnover successfully increasing profitability and equity value.  Steve's proven strengths include developing integrated brand-building via innovation and digital marketing, strategic competitor acquisition and integration, export business strategy, global supply chain partnerships, and developing business opportunities in Canada, USA, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Japan.  Steve has also worked in a number of other industries from injection moulding to automotive and comes with a proven track record.

''I am pleased Steve has agreed to join the business," said Kraus Group Chairman, Paul McGowan.  "His appointment will help strengthen the team at Kraus and it is a vote of confidence that we have been able to secure an executive of Steve's proven pedigree to the Kraus Board.''

''I look forward to joining the team and believe in the future of the Kraus Group of companies. Through the continued efforts of the Kraus team, combined with the strong leadership of the Board, the future of this company is strong and I am excited for this journey'', said Mr. Malinowski.

About Kraus:

The Kraus Group is one of the largest integrated carpet and flooring manufacturers and distributors in North America with facilities throughout Canada, USA and Australia. Established in 1959, the Group has grown from a sole manufacturing facility to a multinational distributor servicing approximately 10,000 customers in both the residential and commercial flooring markets.

SOURCE: Kraus Group of Companies

For further information:

Shelia Berg
Marketing Manager
519-884-2310 ext 237

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