Pat Oakley Named President of Mullican Flooring
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Dec. 15, 2023 — Mullican Flooring, a leading U.S. manufacturer of hardwood flooring, announces the promotion of Pat Oakley to president, effective Jan. 1, 2024. Oakley succeeds Neil Poland, who will serve as executive chairman of the company.
A veteran of the hardwood flooring industry for more than 25 years, Oakley joined the Johnson City, Tennessee-based company in 2000 as a regional sales manager. He was promoted to national sales manager in 2005. In that position, he supervised regional managers, oversaw national sales goals, and managed relationships with key distribution partners and retailers. In 2017, Oakley was promoted to vice president of marketing and led various strategic initiatives, including rebranding the company in 2018.
“I am honored to lead a company as strong and committed to excellence as Mullican Flooring,” Oakley says. “During our almost 40-year history, Mullican has become one of the top national hardwood flooring manufacturers, largely through the guidance of Neil Poland — a proven leader who embodies Mullican’s standards for sustainability, innovation and quality”.
“I am excited to carry on with the exceptional direction he has set for this company, and I am committed to ensuring Mullican continues to create great experiences for our customers.”
Poland has served as president of Mullican Flooring since 1999. He was responsible for leading the company’s significant growth and diversification during that time, expanding its product line to become one of the most comprehensive in the industry, and steering Mullican to its current position as one of the leading hardwood flooring brands in the United States.
“Pat is a proven leader who exudes a relentless work ethic, tremendous energy and enthusiasm for our business,” Poland says. “He has done a superb job managing two segments within our company, and this should be a natural step in Pat’s career.”
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 www.mullicanflooring.com.