Mats Inc. announced the hiring of Jay Thomas as Chief Marketing Officer, promotion of Chris Pircio to Chief Operating Officer and promotion of Rich Ruhlin to Senior Vice President of Technical Sales.

Jay Thomas has been hired to be the CMO at Mats Inc. reporting to CEO, Scott Robichaud. Mr. Thomas will be responsible for enhancing the company’s product marketing and brand messaging. With over two decades of marketing and building materials experience, Mr. Thomas’ background includes implementing sales and marketing strategies as well as new business development. Prior to joining Mats Inc., Mr. Thomas served as the Vice President of Marketing and Inside Sales at Sika. He holds a Bachelors of Science from Northeastern University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Hired as CFO in October, 2015, Chris Pircio has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. He will maintain his role as CFO and assume responsibility for leading Operations, Materials Management, Customer Service, and Human Resources. Mr. Pircio has over two decades of public accounting, finance and operations experience. He holds the designation of Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor of Arts in Business with a concentration in Finance and Minor in Economics from the University of Massachusetts.

Rich Ruhlin has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Technical Sales, reporting to CEO, Scott Robichaud, to expand key market segments including Education, Retail, Hospitality and Healthcare. Mr. Ruhlin has been a member of the Mats Inc. sales team for 16 years with his most recent role as the VP of Healthcare Development. He has more than 25 years of sales and account management experience and holds a BA from the University of Maine.

"We are thrilled to welcome Jay to Mats Inc. and congratulate Chris and Rich," stated Scott Robichaud, President and CEO of Mats Inc. “These changes at the top of our management team will allow us to strengthen our efforts and attention as we continue to grow our business.”