Western Regional Manager, Sports Floors
Rob Zehnder has worked in the wood flooring industry in many different roles since 1988. He has served in various roles as a Technician, Residential and Gym Flooring Contractor, Business Owner, Trainer, and National Sales Representative.
After graduating from the University of Denver, he began a career with Georgia Pacific in Atlanta GA as Inside Sales for the Wood Division. Two years later he started a company in Atlanta GA called Colorado Hardwoods and ran it for the next 15 years. In early 2001 he began a focus on Gym Floors and also worked with CBA Sports Floors in various roles. In 2013 he moved to Denver, CO to work for Basic Coatings focusing on the Gym Flooring industry as the National Sales Manager. Before coming to work for Canlak Coatings, Rob also worked with Sherwin Williams with a focus on Paint and Waterbase Finish.
Rob is an expert in the wood flooring industry, specializing in finish and paint bonding. He is certified in concrete testing (IICRC), (NWFA) Installation, (NWFA) Sand & Finish, (NWFA) Advanced Master Craftsman, and an (NWFA) Inspector. Rob also trained under Jerome Covington for the installation of Synthetic Athletic Floors. Installation, Resanding, or Recoating of Gym Floors has been the main focus for Rob over the last 20 years.
Rob is willing to roll up his sleeves and help with just about any project. Rob understands contractors but also has worked with distribution channels throughout Canada and USA.
Rob currently lives in Phoenix, AZ with his wife of 25 years and three daughters.