John Schiffmann, Owner
John joined Mats Inc. full time in 1982 upon graduation from Holy Cross College. John’s fresh perspective on the business led to new sales territories and expanded product development efforts and alternative sourcing methods. John’s experience, entrepreneurialism and passion for innovation continue to drive growth for the company. John holds an MBA from Northeastern University.
   
 

Richard Schiffmann, Owner
Upon graduation from college in 1985, Richard joined the family business and immediately added a new dimension to Mats Inc. by developing dealer relationships. A couple of decades later, he has built solid partnerships and continues to build and enhance relationships by supporting sales efforts and field projects. As an owner, Richard is instrumental in setting the course for the future of Mats Inc.

   
 

Paul Schiffmann, Owner
Paul joined Mats Inc. in 1989 upon graduation from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Like his brothers before him, Paul worked for the company during college breaks and brought with him industry knowledge and fresh ideas to grow the business. In tune with market requirements, he is essential to the success of developing and evolving programs that support customer needs and further establish Mats Inc. as an industry leader.

   
 

Scott Robichaud, President
Scott joined Mats Inc. in 2006 as the Senior Vice President of Sales and was named company President in April 2010. Before joining Mats Inc., he spent 16 years in various leadership positions including three years as Executive Vice President at Asahi/America Inc. Throughout his career, Scott has developed strong customer relationships, built talented teams, and found innovative ways to grow businesses. Scott holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from Boston College.

   
 

Samantha Sweeney, Senior Vice President of Sales
Samantha joined Mats Inc. as the Senior Vice President of Sales in 2013. She brings more than 20 years of new business development and account management experience and previously served as Strategic Business Development Manager at Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. Samantha holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Salve Regina University.

   
 

Rich Ruhlin, Senior Vice President of Technical Sales
Hired as New England Regional Sales Manager, Rich began working at Mats Inc. in 2000. He was promoted to Vice President of Healthcare Development in 2008 and joined the Management Team in 2013. In that time, he has worked with all of our teams to grow the sales of core product lines and worked to develop business well outside the target of the Healthcare market. Rich brings more 25 years of sales and account management experience and holds a BA from the University of Maine. In this new role as Senior Vice President of Technical Sales, Rich will continue those efforts, targeting markets in key segments of Education, Retail, Hospitality, and, of course, Healthcare.

   
 

Chris Pircio, Chief Operating Officer
Chris came to Mats Inc. as Chief Financial Officer in the fall of 2015 with two decades of accounting, finance and operations experience. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2016. Throughout his career, he has served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations for several large corporations including The Boston Globe, a New York Times company, and iProspect, a global digital media agency. Chris holds the designation of Certified Public Account and brings fact-based, analytically-focused decision making and high-level strategic planning experience to the organization. Chris holds a Bachelors of Arts in Business with a Concentration in Finance and Minor in Economics from the University of Massachusetts.

   
 

Jay Thomas, Chief Marketing Officer
Jay Thomas joined Mats Inc. in the summer of 2016 as Chief Marketing Officer. Jay has 25 years of marketing experience in the construction industry, where he has had tremendous success in growing companies that are just our size. His background includes implementing sales and marketing strategies for building materials companies as well as new business development. In his most recent role, Jay served as the Vice President of Marketing and Inside Sales at Sika. He holds a Bachelors of Science from Northeastern University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. 

   
 

Carl Olson, Vice President of Operations
Carl joined Mats Inc. in 2004, bringing with him a wealth of experience in various leadership positions at J.L. Hammett Company. Previous roles include Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Administration & Human Resources, Controller and Assistant Controller. Carl holds a BS from Bentley College and an MBA from Babson College.

   
 

Kim Sciascia, Vice President of Human Resources
Kim joined Mats Inc. in 2011 as Vice President of Human Resources, bringing with her 20 years of comprehensive human capital management. Her previous roles include HR Director at Inflexxion and Director of HR and Operations at the ALS Therapy Development Institute. Kim holds the Senior HR Professional (SPHR) designation and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

   
 

JoAnn Durette, Vice President of Marketing
With more than 25 years of experience in product development, marketing and business management, JoAnn joined Mats Inc. as Director of Marketing in 2007. Formerly she served as the Vice President of Product Development and Marketing at an e-commerce company. Other roles include Director of Product Management at a giftware manufacturer and Director of Account Management with an employee recognition provider. JoAnn holds a BS in Business Management from Fisher College. 


Beyond our leadership team are the 100 plus individuals that deliver upon our commitment to deliver superior quality flooring solutions and world-class service.