Gerflor USA Sends Eight on Trip to Rio for the Summer Games | Athletic Business

Gerflor USA Sends Eight on Trip to Rio for the Summer Games

Source: Gerflor USA

CHICAGO (July 20, 2016) – A roster of eight regional sales representatives has been selected by Gerflor USA as the winners of a national sales incentive program to travel with a guest to Brazil for the 2016 Summer Games.

Laura and Colin Conlon of Modern Surfaces in Indianapolis; Steven Frailey of Specialty Floors in Kansas City, MO; James Kearney of Action Commercial Sales in Orange, CA; Kenneth Theissen of Gerflor in Covington, KY, Rise Pacacha of Pace Products in Denver, CO; and Joseph ‘Jody’ Skaggs and Alfred ‘Tim’ Watkins of Vector Sales in Dallas are the winners of the Gerflor national contest.

Gerflor USA, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of specialized resilient flooring for commercial environments including international sporting events.  Through agreements with the International Handball Federation and International Federation of Volleyball, Gerflor will supply Taraflex ®  courts for volleyball and handball tournaments during at the Olympic Games in Rio. Taraflex is the most widely-specified sports surface in the world and has been used in 10 consecutive Olympic Games starting with Montreal in 1976 to London in 2012 for indoor surfaces like handball, volleyball, badminton and table tennis.

“To celebrate a 40-year tradition of Taraflex Sports Flooring at top international sporting events starting in Montreal in 1976, Gerflor is pleased to provide an exciting opportunity for our contest winners to travel to Brazil and be a part of one of the greatest cultural festivals and sporting events in the world,” said Benjamin Bachman, CEO, Gerflor USA.  “We intend to provide the winners with an once-in-a-lifetime experience.”


Gerflor USA provides specialized flooring solutions for designers, installers and facility managers who want design-forward, sustainable, durable flooring products. Gerflor’s cutting-edge technology, history of innovation, and manufacturing capabilities are why Taraflex® is the world’s leading sports flooring.

Gerflor is available in 100 countries around the globe with more than 2500 employees. The company has an excellent environmental record which includes whole life cycle performance, full compliance with ISO 14001 standards, and FloorScore™ certification. Find Gerflor USA on social media: Gerflor USA for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. For more information, visit, call 877-437-3567 or email

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