SCS Global Services, a provider of third-party environmental and sustainability certification, announced that Carl Cothran has joined the company to head its certification services for the flooring industry.

Cothran brings several decades of experience and leadership to the position, including extensive technical expertise in international manufacturing management.

Cothran has held key positions with well-known flooring products companies, most recently serving senior director of quality assurance for Mohawk. He has also worked for TexTure Tex Inc., Horizon Industries, Inc., Integrated Products Plant 12, and Trend Carpet Mills, overseeing projects that ranged from business development to quality assurance, especially in meeting environmental standards requirements.

"Our clients will appreciate Carl's in depth knowledge of the flooring community's quality issues and needs," says Stowe Beam, managing director of SCS Environmental Certification Services division. "With Carl's involvement, SCS is well positioned to continue to move our flooring certification programs in a direction that provides manufacturers around the globe with streamlined benefits and quality service."

In his new role, Cothran will be involved in SCS' flooring-industry focused certification and assessment programs and spearheading the consolidation efforts of SCS' flooring programs to improve service delivery and quality assurance. He will also focus on program expansions. 

His predecessor at SCS, Nicole Munoz, is transitioning to divisional quality management oversight.

Cothran is based in Rome, Ga., a U.S. flooring industry hub.