Dittmer (right) teaching at an American Sanders Sand & Finish class held Sept. 25 in Elk Grove Village, Ill.American Sanders (Sparta, N.C.) has appointed Mark Dittmer regional sales manager for the Midwest.

Dittmer has deep roots in the wood flooring industry, having grown up working for his father’s wood floor business, Hank’s Flooring, in Chicago. After graduating college, he served as an outside sales representative and later as general manager of The Bahr Company, a wood flooring distributor. In 2004, he purchased Hank’s Flooring and worked as a wood flooring contractor before joining American Sanders.

“Mark brings a versatile perspective to American Sanders with his experience as a wood floor installer, sand and finish craftsman, and a business owner,” American Sanders Senior VP of Operations Brian Strickland said in a statement. “He has a real-world understanding of the challenges facing both dealers and contractors and is well-prepared to offer practical solutions for his customers.”

Dittmer is based out of the Chicago area and serves distributors, dealers and contractors in the Midwest region. He is available for product demos and can be reached via email here.