Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring, has promoted Kim Drautz to SVP, hospitality, Tarkett North America. In this role, Drautz will be responsible for leading the company’s hospitality business throughout North America, with a focus on continued growth and expansion in the segment. She is the first woman to lead the hospitality business for Tarkett North America and will also serve as a member of the company’s senior leadership team.
“The hospitality industry presents a significant growth opportunity for Tarkett, as the brand boasts a wide breadth of products that can meet architects’ and designers’ needs from guestrooms to ballrooms,” Drautz said. “Our customers are looking to create real connections with people and set the stage for important milestones—from weddings to weekend getaways. With our design expertise and a growing portfolio of products that enable unprecedented flooring customization, we can help them do that. The future is bright, and I’m excited to lead this business unit into the new decade.”
With more than 25 years of hospitality and sales leadership experience, Drautz brings knowledge and expertise to the role. Most recently, Drautz served as VP, hospitality, global accounts, for Tarkett North America. Prior to joining Tarkett, she served as president/COO of Stoney Creek Hospitality, a hospitality management company that owns and manages 15 hotel properties in the Midwest, and also held various sales leadership roles in the industry.