American OEM (Burns, Tenn.) announced the appointment of Carr Newton as its executive vice president of sales.

Newton brings 20 years of industry experience to the position, having worked in senior sales and marketing positions at Shaw Industries and Anderson Hardwood Floors previously.

As VP of sales, he will be responsible for strategic planning and execution of sales for all products and channels of American OEM.

“Carr has been a respected colleague and friend for many years, and his tireless work ethic and experience in the industry make him an ideal add to American OEM,” CEO Don Finkell said in a statement.