Industry Veteran to Join Sports Flooring Sales Team

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Kevin Barker Named Vice President of Sales And Marketing-Sports for Aacer Flooring

Aacer Flooring CEO Gary Ort announced the addition of Kevin Barker to his senior management team. Barker has joined Aacer Flooring effective January 26, 2009 and will become Vice President of Sales and Marketing-Sports.

"I'm very pleased to be able to add Kevin Barker to the Aacer team," said Ort. His 20 plus years of sales experience will be invaluable as we undertake an aggressive new approach to the sports flooring industry. Kevin's experience in this industry will provide the energy and leadership we need to achieve our sales goals."

Barker leaves Athletic Republic where he served as Vice President of Business Development. During his time with Athletic Republic, Barker grew the business 300% and helped developed an extensive network of new franchisees around the world. Previous to Athletic Republic he was with Connor Sport Court International (CSCI) where he served as Vice President of Sales. Additionally, he managed and developed an extensive dealer network training hundreds of sales people how to utilize effective strategic planning and goal setting as key elements to become successful in sales. At Aacer, he will manage the sales and business development processes and overall strategy for the sport sales business unit.

At Athletic Republic and CSCI, Barker developed relationships with numerous professional teams, architectural firms, school districts, community leaders and university athletic departments. Barker's experience will serve Aacer Flooring well as the company looks to expand its strategic relationships and dealer network.

Barker received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and performed graduate work at the University of Denver. Prior to attending the University of Arizona, Barker served four years with the United States Marine Corps.

About Aacer Flooring:
Aacer Flooring is a family and employee-owned company with more than 100 years experience in every part of the wood flooring industry. Aacer manufactures ten species of northern hardwood in a variety of face widths and grades in a LEED certified environmentally controlled facility. Being a proud owner of their own timberland, Aacer protects the environment by involving themselves as members of the FSC, MFMA, NWFA, UGBC, and FIBA.

The floor systems are primarily designed and manufactured for recreational applications in the athletic and academic markets, but Aacer also manufactures for the commercial and residential markets.

For more information, please contact:
Kevin Barker, VP Sports Sales
Aacer Flooring, LLC
(877) 582-1181
P.O. Box 151, 970 Ogden Rd.
Peshtigo, WI 54157
http://www.aacerflooring.com

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