After an extensive national search, Crossville Inc. decided on one of their own. John E. Smith, who joined Crossville in 1994 as vp of manufacturing, has been promoted to president and general manager for the company. He fills the role vacated by Svend Hovmand, who was a founding member and has served as Crossville's president since 1989.

In total, Smith has more than 35 years in the hard-surface flooring industry. Hovmand will become chairman of Crossville, to help facilitate the transition.