Surya has appointed Andrew J. Kearton to chief operating officer. This position is central to continuing Surya’s strategic focus and industry leadership towards providing customers with exemplary products, tools and service. Kearton has more than a 30-year record of management and leadership within the operations and floor covering industry.
Kearton joins Surya from Mohawk Industries as VP of distribution where he oversaw the North American distribution operations and was responsible for delivering key optimizations, improved logistics and expansion of the company’s strategic footprint.
In his role with Surya, Kearton will be responsible for leading the operations, human resources, technology and customer care functions for the company and will report to Satya Tiwari, president of Surya. As a member of Surya’s leadership team, Kearton will also help to set the firm’s long-term vision and direction.