John Scheatzle

President of North American Residential Business

Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring, has hired John Scheatzle as president of its residential business in North America, where he will lead continued growth in the segment.

Scheatzle brings more than 30 years of experience leading and transforming businesses to the role. Most recently he served as president of NobelClad, the welding division of DMC Global, a company providing niche technologies to the chemical, energy, industrial processing and transportation markets worldwide. Prior to DMC, Scheatzle spent nearly 20 years with Materion in operations and leadership roles of increasing scope and responsibility.

“I’m very impressed by the Tarkett organization and the team’s commitment to building a successful residential business in North America,” Scheatzle said. “I’m thrilled to be joining such a strong, global leader in the flooring industry, and look forward to continuing the work that’s been started to ensure speed to market and effective service that takes care of our customer first.”

Scheatzle earned an MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.

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With a history of 140 years, Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, with net sales of €3 billion in 2019. Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, rubber, carpet, wood, laminate, artificial turf and athletics tracks, the Group serves customers in over 100 countries across the globe. Tarkett has 12,500 employees and 33 industrial sites, and sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields. Committed to change the game with circular economy, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy based on Cradle to Cradle® principles, with the ultimate goal of contributing to people’s health and wellbeing, and preserving natural capital. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment B, ISIN: FR0004188670, ticker: TKTT) and is included in the following indices: SBF 120 and CAC Mid 60.