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Bona US Prepares for Growth Opportunities, Improves Efficiencies

November 17, 2008
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AURORA, COLO., November 7, 2008 – Bona US, the North American subsidiary of Bona AB in Sweden and a world leader in hardwood floor finishing and floor care, announced Todd Schutte as the new director of professional products and sales and Tom McNeil as the director of distribution sales to support the company’s opportunity for efficient growth.

  “As we continue to expand our business, we need to ensure that our strongest people are leading our key areas of business. These promotions allow us to focus our resources on our primary professional and retail channels. Todd and Tom have a vast amount of experience in their designated areas, and I have confidence in them to lead our professional business in a positive direction,” said John Rauvola, managing director of Bona US.

      Todd Schutte has assumed the new role of director of professional products and sales for Bona US. With his extensive industry experience, Schutte will focus on driving the company’s professional product management to a higher level. In addition, Schutte will lead several key sales growth initiatives, including Bona adhesives and industrial coatings, and will continue to maintain responsibility for the Bona tech and training organization.

      Tom McNeil joined Bona in March of 2008 as the national retail/distribution manager, responsible for managing and growing Bona’s key retail accounts. With nineteen years of progressive sales and management experience in Canada and the United States, he will now take over the director of distribution sales position for Bona US and continue to build the foundation that Schutte established. McNeil will concentrate on supporting Bona’s customer base by helping them succeed and grow. Additionally, he will assume management responsibility for Bona’s Regional Team Managers and Regional Contractor Consultants, who also support flooring contractors and distributors.

      In addition, Gerry Mueller, the senior director of strategic development at Bona, announced his retirement effective March of 2009. Mueller most recently managed Bona’s strategic projects and previously served as the director of marketing. He has been a major asset to the organization for the past 12 years and leaves Bona with a wealth of industry knowledge, experience and relationships.

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