Kahrs Americas hired Renee Tester as director of marketing. She will be responsible for leading all marketing initiatives and driving the continued growth of Kahrs Americas’ business.
Renee Tester brings more than 20 years of experience in the home improvement industry, with the last 16 years specifically in the flooring sector. In 2007, she joined Tarkett/Harris Wood. After Harris Wood was acquired by QEP in 2010, her responsibilities expanded to include marketing, product, and sales, with her most recent role as vice president of marketing, eCommerce, and digital. Tester has a track record of numerous successful marketing and product launches, utilizing various sales channels such as direct-to-retail, distribution, and home center sales. During her time at QEP, she played a significant role in developing and growing QEP’s online and in-store presence through strategic marketing campaigns, including a focus on social media growth and innovative selling tools.
Tester is actively involved with the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) and currently serves as the chair of the association’s Emerging Leaders Council. She has been recognized in Hardwood Floors Magazine’s “40 Under 40” awards and was featured in the “Women in the Industry” edition of the magazine.
Sean Brennan, president of Kahrs – Americas Division, said: “We’re very excited to have Renee on board. Her depth of experience, knowledge, and management capabilities will complement our team and continue to help grow and strengthen our position in the Americas.”