Mullican Flooring Names Steve Black as Quality Control Manager

Mullican Flooring Names Steve Black as Quality Control Manager

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Feb. 15th, 2024 — Mullican Flooring,a leading U.S. manufacturer of hardwood flooring, announces that Steve Black has been named quality control manager for the company.

Black brings more than 25 years of dedicated experience in quality control to his new role, with 17 of those years occurring within the wood flooring sector. He is responsible for leading Mullican’s quality control team, overseeing all aspects of product inspection, assisting in the product development process and laying the groundwork for continuous improvement efforts.

“We are delighted to welcome Steve to the Mullican family,” says Pat Oakley, president of Mullican Flooring. “His extensive knowledge and commitment to excellence make him a perfect fit for this role. He brings a wealth of industry experience and expertise that we are confident will elevate our quality control processes.

“Steve’s proven track record in ensuring the highest standards of product quality, navigation of regulatory processes, and innovative approach to process improvement will make an immediate positive impact for Mullican. In addition, his leadership will assist our team with maintaining and enhancing our commitment to delivering top-tier wood flooring products to our customers.”

Before joining Mullican Flooring, Black served as the quality assurance manager for QEP in Johnson City for more than 17 years. He received a bachelor of science degree in aviation technology from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and earned a master of science degree in engineering technology from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Born in West Virginia and raised in Akron, Ohio, Black served in the U.S. Air Force for more than 21 years. His service included maintenance crew chief, aircraft/jet engine test facility manager at McChord Air Force Base in Washington and Kunsan Air Base in South Korea, and aircraft/jet engine maintenance manager at Edwards Air Force Base Flight Test Center in California.

Black also served as jet engine module repair facility manager at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, which included leading a successful wartime deployment of the Maintenance Operations Center in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

“Joining Mullican Flooring’s team of professionals is an honor, and I am excited for the opportunity to lead the company’s quality program,” Black says.” I am fully committed to Mullican’s continued drive for product quality, excellence and — above all else — customer satisfaction.”

About Mullican Flooring

Founded in 1985 and one of the nation’s top five hardwood flooring producers, Mullican Flooring is headquartered in Johnson City, Tennessee, and operates additional production facilities in Norton, Virginia; Holland, New York; and Ronceverte, West Virginia. The company manufactures and sells more than 1,500 products via a network of 40 distributors and 5,000 retail stores across the United States and Canada. To learn more about Mullican and its products, visit

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