Mannington retiree John “Jack” Hollinger III, passed away on December 5 at the age of 95. Hollinger worked at Mannington for 24 years and retired in 1988.
During his tenure, he was Vice President of Sales and Executive Vice President. Hollinger helped build Mannington’s modern sales force and distribution network, and he integrated its newly-acquired hardwood division. He also served on the Mannington Board of Directors for many years and was an honorary member of the 25 Year Club.
Hollinger was awarded two Purple Hearts for his service in the Army during World War II. After graduating from Franklin and Marshall College in his native Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he began his flooring career in sales at Armstrong. He then worked for Dodge Cork Company prior to coming to Mannington in 1964 as General Sales Manager.
In addition to his company responsibilities, Hollinger volunteered on the local boards of the United Way of Salem County, SalemCare, and the YMCA in addition to leadership in his church.