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,
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.
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
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