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Shealy tagged as prez for dec floor coverings biz

Torrence Shealy has been named president of Springs' decorative floor coverings division, which consists of the Beaulieu area rug business acquired in 2002 and existing accent and specialty rugs under Regal and other brands.

He succeeds Kris Honeyman, who has left the company.

As senior vp, quality assurance for the past two years, Shealy served as a "vital resource" to Springs and its customers, according to Crandall Bowles, Springs chairman and ceo. "Torrence's broad range of experiences in his 25 years with Springs position him well to lead this important and fast growing new addition to our business," said Bowles.

Shealy has served the company in a variety of capacities during his tenure, including as senior vp marketing, president of the Wamsutta division and general sales manager of the Springmaid division. He also led a corporate quality initiative from 1988 to 1990.