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Bona®US Grows Team with New Territory Managers & Tech and Training Specialist

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Bona® US, the world leader in hardwood floor care and maintenance since 1919, today announced new developments within the Bona team including new employees and an internal promotion. Jamie Rooney, Larry Nicholson and Jason Owen joined Bona this summer. Wayne Highlander has been promoted to the role of National Sales Manager, Adhesives at Bona US.

“Jamie, Larry, and Jason are fantastic additions to the Bona team as we continue to grow and innovate the hardwood floor care and maintenance industry,” said Gregg Bethune, National Sales Manager, Bona US. “Each new team members brings their own unique skill set and passion for this business. We look forward to introducing them to our distributors, partners and Bona Certified Contractors across their respective territories.”

Larry Nicholson will serve as Bona Territory Manager for North Carolina and South Carolina. For 35 years Nicholson honed and perfected his professional skills while working with his well-respected, family-owned hardwood flooring business in central North Carolina. As a Bona Certified Craftsman since the beginning of the program, Nicholson has a wide range of experience creating, installing and finishing wood floors as well as a deep working knowledge of the Bona system.

Jamie Rooney joins Bona as a Tech and Training Specialist. Rooney has a long history of training in a variety of industries. From industry safety to tech support, Rooney is well versed on training best practices that will aid Bona in its programs to train craftsmen and contractors across the U.S. and Canada. Rooney will be based out of Bona’s U.S. headquarters in Aurora, Colorado.

Working out of the Bona Regional Training Center in Addison, Texas, Jason Owen joins Bona as Territory Manager for Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and Missouri. Owen spent the last eight years in the hardwood floor industry and maintains a strong acumen for business development, sales and retail as well as a strong insight on trends and products for hardwood floors.

Additionally, Wayne Highlander has been promoted to the role of National Sales Manager – Adhesives at Bona. Highlander previously was the Territory Manager for Bona in Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and western Pennsylvania. With over 30 years of experience in the hardwood floor industry Highlander holds multiple Craftsman Awards and Degrees. He was also a recipient of Bona’s 2016 Salesman of the Year Award.

“Wayne is truly one of the best in the business,” continued Bethune. “His promotion to National Sales Manager – Adhesives, is well earned and a testament to his knowledge and skills in hardwood floors.”

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.