December 5, 2018 — Glen Burnie, MD – Hoy Lanning, Jr., has been promoted to President & CEO of J.J. Haines & Co. He has held numerous executive positions with Haines since January 2014, most recently serving as Executive Vice President-Business Development.

Lanning is among the most well-known and respected leaders in the flooring industry. On November 6th, the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors recognized Lanning with the 2018 NAFCD Lifetime Achievement Award for his 40-plus years of industry leadership.

Lanning has held multiple senior positions at Haines over the past few years including Senior CEO Advisor. Following Haines’ acquisition of CMH Space Flooring Products in January 2014, Lanning joined the Haines executive team as Senior Vice President of CMH Marketing and Haines Purchasing & Inventory.
Lanning joined CMH in 1991 as General Manager and later became the company’s President & CEO. He is a past president of the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors and is active with numerous boards and non-profit organizations in the community.
“Hoy brings a wealth of industry knowledge as a senior-level executive with both Haines and CMH,” said Pierce B. Dunn, Chairman of the Board of J.J. Haines & Co. “We are confident he will lead Haines in a manner consistent with our vision, core values and 144-year heritage of excellence.”

Members of the executive team reporting to Lanning will be: Jon England (Chief Sales and Marketing Officer), Reid McCarthy (Chief Financial Officer), Bill Rothenbach (Chief Human Resources Officer), Doug Drews (Chief Supply Chain Officer), Nitin Mahajan (Vice President-Channel Development and Global Sourcing) and Milt Thacker (Vice President-IT).

“Haines has a history of excellent products delivered with exemplary service,” said Lanning. “I look forward to working with our customers, vendors and team members and am honored to lead Haines into the future.”

J.J. Haines & Co. is a floor covering distribution company with operations covering the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. The company was founded in 1874 and is one of the oldest privately held companies in America. To learn more, please visit:

For additional information please contact:
Bill Rothenbach
Chief Human Resources Officer
J.J. Haines
(410) 762-5614