April 26, 2015


CROSSVILLE, Tenn. – Officials with Curran Group, the family-owned and operated holding company of which Crossville, Inc. is a subsidiary, have announced the appointment of Greg Mather to the position of president-elect of Crossville. Mather will succeed John Smith in the presidency upon Smith’s retirement, slated for the end of 2015.Mather comes to Crossville, Inc. from Owens Corning of Toledo, Ohio where he worked since 2012, most recently serving as vice president/general manager of FOAMULAR® Insulation, a business unit of the Fortune 500 company. Prior to his tenure at Owens Corning, Mather spent 15 years with personal-care manufacturer Kimberly-Clark in increasingly-responsible marketing roles, including three years as global marketing director. Early in his career, he worked with Moen Incorporated as field sales representative. He earned his MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a BS, Marketing from the University of Florida.

According to Curran Group co-president Tim Curran, Mather was selected after an exhaustive search that revealed his unique blend of experience.

Greg Mather, president-elect of Crossville, Inc.

Greg Mather, president-elect of Crossville, Inc.

“Greg brings extensive organizational and operational management experience to Crossville, as well as a career history comprised of milestone after milestone of increased sales for large-scale manufacturers,” Curran explains. “In his role with FOAMULAR®, he successfully improved manufacturing productivity and safety and reduced operating costs, all while launching new innovation that led to strong increases in net sales.”

Curran further states that Mather’s background at Fortune 500, multi-billion dollar corporations is the right fit as Crossville, Inc. readies for the future within its industry.

“We’re looking to the future and how the Crossville brand will continue to lead through product innovation and a progressive brand position. With his firsthand success at large, global corporations, Greg is well qualified to provide the guidance our company needs to make great strides going forward.”

Mather’s first order of business as president-elect is to attend the Coverings Expo in Orlando, April 14 – 17, 2015. He will be connecting with Crossville’s sales and leadership teams, as well as meeting and greeting distributors as he launches his tenure with the company.

Requests for additional information may be directed to Irene Williams, Crossville’s public relations representative, at irene@msg2mkt.com or (615) 429-8492.

About Crossville, Inc.
Founded in 1986, Crossville Inc. is a U.S.-owned and operated manufacturer of award-winning tile collections for residential and contract applications. Its headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Crossville, Tennessee. Crossville, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Curran Group, a privately held holding company renowned for its core values of family, respect, partnership, integrity, and improvement.

An industry innovator, Crossville is the first U.S. tile manufacturer to achieve the following:
– produce large format tile on site,
– manufacture tile with certified recycled content,
– develop the Tile Take-Back® Program for recycling fired porcelain tile,
– achieve certification of its waste recycling programs,
– achieve TCNA’s Green Squared certification for all of its U.S.-produced tile lines,
– distribute a complete line of large format, thin porcelain panels (Laminam by Crossville), and
– become a net consumer of waste.

For more information on Crossville, visit crossvilleinc.com

Dal-Tile Corporation Extends Legacy of Giving to Honor Military Families

DALLAS (April 3, 2015) – For Dal-Tile Corporation, industry leadership is not just about best-in-class tile products, it’s being strong business leaders who provide support to the communities and world we live in. And, through the Legacy of Giving, a company-wide commitment ingrained in the culture of the entire organization to give back to those that support the company, Dal-Tile continues its commitment to touch more people, more communities and more organizations in need every year. Most recently, and together with the Wounded Warrior Project, Our Military Kids and Operation Gratitude, Dal-Tile sustained its efforts to build on that legacy by honoring military service members and their families at the Dal-Tile National Sales Conference in San Antonio, TX on March 30 – April 2, 2015.

During the conference, Dal-Tile was joined by three veteran servicemen and their families, who have dedicated their lives to protecting and serving the country. To show Dal-Tile’s gratitude, the families were treated to a week of fun, relaxation and time together in San Antonio. In addition, Dal-Tile employees in attendance at the conference rallied together to assemble 800 Operation Gratitude “Battalion Buddies,” special stuffed bears that will be given to the children of deployed U.S. service members to offer comfort and encouragement during a difficult time of separation.

“When it comes to giving back, there is no greater example than our military,” said John Cousins, senior vice president of SSCs, Dal-Tile Corporation. “Every day, brave service men, women and their families make tremendous sacrifices to preserve our freedoms. Our efforts at the National Sales Conference are a small token of Dal-Tile’s appreciation for the sacrifices made by our military families each and every day.”

At the conclusion of the conference, Dal-Tile had an additional surprise for its special military guests, who were all facing an important home repair need. Each family was presented with a $10,000 check and a voucher for 1,000 sq. ft. of Daltile product to be used for a home renovation project.

“We all know the pressures working families face, and even more so for a military family when a parent is away for extended periods of time,” said Cousins. “To express our deep appreciation for their sacrifices, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to not only give these families the gift of time to spend together in San Antonio, but additional support for when they return home.”

Through its Legacy of Giving initiatives, Dal-Tile supports worthwhile efforts of organizations like Habitat for Humanity, The American Cancer Society, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, presented by the ASID Foundation. Dal-Tile is committed to leaving a legacy of giving back to those who give so much. For more information, visit www.dal-tile.com.

About Dal-Tile Corporation

Dal-Tile is the largest manufacturer and marketer of ceramic tile and natural stone products used in residential and commercial design and construction across North America. The company, a division of Mohawk Industries, was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. As a leader in the industry, Dal-Tile delivers advancements in product innovation with its Reveal Imaging™, Outstand Technology™ and Proadvanced™ Protection Program. The company is committed to incorporating environmentally friendly materials, processes and products throughout its organization. Dal-Tile has more than 7,500 employees in North America, and sells its products through a network of more than 250 company-owned sales service centers, stone slabyards, gallery design centers, independent distributors and leading home center retailers nationwide. For more information on Dal-Tile and its brands, visit www.dal-tile.com or call 1-800-933-8453.


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