BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA – Bamboo flooring, panels, veneer and worktops manufacturer Teragren named Mark Jordan as vice president of sales. With a decade of experience with major office furniture and casegoods manufacturers, Jordan will lead Teragren’s inside and outside sales teams.
“We are very excited to bring Mark on board” said Teragren President Mike Boshart. “His familiarity with the AEC and interior furnishings industries, coupled with his strong background in sales team leadership will be a great addition to the Teragren team.”
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Teragren founders Ann and David Knight were pivotal in introducing bamboo to the U.S. building industry. Since 1994 their company has supplied builders with furniture-grade bamboo panels, veneer and worktops and flooring.
Although the couple has taken a more consulting type of role with Teragren in recent years, stepping down as executive vice president/global brand director and CEO/CFO respectively, the Knights are still involved in promoting bamboo in the U.S. with an investment in a bamboo farm located in west Alabama, according to the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal.
Approximately 100 acres will be planted with an in-field nursery, 25 acres of moso bamboo and 25 acres of biomass bamboo. According to the paper, the Knights also plan to build a manufacturing facility on the property within a year that will enable it to supply bamboo product to Teragren.
“It takes a long time to start a new industry, and we really are establishing a bamboo industry in the U.S.,” Anne Knight told the Journal. “No one else is doing this.”
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