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Evolution of the governance of Desso

02 January 2015 - Following the closing of the acquisition of Desso by Tarkett, it has been agreed that Alexander Collot d'Escury, CEO of the Executive Board of Desso, will leave the company as per 5th January 2015. Remco Teulings, President of Tarkett EMEA Division, will be appointed CEO of Desso in addition to his current responsibilities.

Alexander Collot d'Escury has been part of Desso's Executive Board since the end of 2007, initially as Chief Commercial Officer and since 2012 as CEO.

Under his leadership Desso realised a strong profit growth, through ground breaking innovations and a focus on geographical- and channel expansion. Desso's Vision 'To make the Floor work for people's Health and Wellbeing' played a crucial role in the transformation of the company as well as its leadership position in the field of Cradle to Cradle® and Circular Economy. As a result of this strategy, Desso has been able to grow its European market share in commercial carpet tiles significantly. 


"I am very proud with the outstanding results that Desso’s employees have realised since 2007. These achievements have ultimately led to the acquisition of Desso by Tarkett. The acquisition will provide Desso with the opportunity to further strengthen its international growth potential. My task is completed and I leave with a very good feeling, knowing that Desso will be part of the Tarkett Family."

Alexander Collot d’Escury

"I would like to give credit to the Desso team for the excellent work done in terms of innovation and growth accomplished under the leadership of Alexander Collot d'Escury. Yet, we respect his decision to leave Desso and wish him all the best for his future career. We are very pleased that as of today Desso will be part of Tarkett, and we warmly welcome all employees.”

Michel Giannuzzi, CEO of Tarkett

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