Omoleye Simmons

Tarkett North America, a leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, has announced the hiring of Omoleye Simmons as vice president of design for the company’s commercial business.

An accomplished designer, Simmons spent the better part of a decade at Shaw Contract, where she developed impactful product collections and served as design lead in innovation initiatives. As a former art educator, she has experience coaching designers in technology and concept development, translating art to product. She earned her bachelor’s degree in art from Winthrop University and a Master of Science in Textile Design from Philadelphia University, now Thomas Jefferson University.

Simmons has won more than a dozen industry awards, most recently two NYCxDESIGN Awards in 2020 for Best Product.

In this new role, Simmons will serve as the voice of Tarkett design within the interiors industry. She will be a key speaker and spokesperson, representing the brand at industry events and customer meetings. She will continually assess the design landscape, with a special emphasis on end-use segmentation, sharing feedback from customers and the Tarkett sales teams to help guide the design process, ensuring any gaps are identified and recommending solutions to remain on top of current design trends. She will also work in collaboration with the organization, specifically marketing, product management, segment leaders, manufacturing and sales, to ensure the needs of architects, designers and end-use clients are effectively represented.