AURORA, CO  --  Bona US, the world leader in hardwood floor care and maintenance since 1919, announced today that managing director, John Rauvola, has decided to leave the organization. Rauvola has accepted a position with an athletic footwear/insole company and will be moving back to Seattle, Washington to be closer to family.

“We are grateful for John’s dedication and vision over the past five years in helping elevate and grow the Bona brand,” said Kerstin Lindell, president & CEO, Bona AB. “Bona has achieved many key milestones as a result of his leadership. We wish John the best of luck in his next endeavor.”

Rauvola joined Bona in 2007 from Pearl Izumi/Nautilus, a fitness equipment and apparel manufacturer in Broomfield, Colorado. Previously, he spent 15 years with K2 Corporation in Seattle, Washington.

Bona will temporarily be led by the company’s Executive Management Team for Division North America which is comprised of Kirk Roberts, senior vice president of sales for EMEA & APAC; Björn Saalbach, senior vice president of product management and marketing; Brad Stone, chief financial officer and Erin Wright, vice president of human resources. The Executive Management Team is tasked with business decisions, overall company direction, strategic objectives, and priorities for the company. 

Bona is the first in its industry to carry a full system of hardwood floor finishing and floor care products certified for indoor air quality. With almost a century of expertise in creating durable and beautiful hardwood floors, Bona’s hardwood floor care products and systems are safe for floors, families and the environment. Bona contributes to a healthy home by eliminating dust during the sanding process, offering low-VOC hardwood floor finishes and in creating non-toxic, pH-neutral floor care products. Bona’s floor care products are GREENGUARD certified for indoor air quality, as well as GREENGUARD’s more stringent Children and Schools Program. 

Source: Bona US

 

 

 

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