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Industry expert returns from retirement

by Darren
Peter Simon FloorworX Jnl 3 16

New appointment sees industry expert come out of retirement to explore new opportunities.

After 30 happy and successful years at Kevin Bates/Albert Carpets (KBAC), and a brief period of retirement, Peter Simon has welcomed the opportunity to join the FloorworX team as a consultant.

“I retired from KBAC recognising that the world of contracting was better managed by younger and more energetic people,” explains Peter. “However, when I was approached by Donald Platt to join FloorworX, I couldn’t turn the opportunity down and can proudly state that I have returned to my flooring roots.”

Peter originally started his career at Marley Flooring in Cape Town in the early 70s, and his wealth of knowledge and experience has not gone unnoticed within the industry. “I approached Peter and upon chatting with him further, realised that we could harness his experience by getting him involved with promoting the EarthWerks agency, as Peter’s relationship with them dates back several years,” says Donald Platt, Managing Director of FloorworX. “He is an excellent sounding board and strategic partner, has significant insights into the contracting industry with several key contacts in the design industry. He still has so much to offer, with the added bonus that he embraces everything with such energy and enthusiasm.”

Peter is thoroughly enjoying his new role and appreciates being in a position that adds value to a company that he holds in such high esteem. “I hope to make a meaningful contribution to an industry that has played such a vital role in my life, while striving for excellence in all that I do to achieve ongoing success,” he concludes.

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