Tiffany Awischus

Title: 
Market Manager
Company: 
Armstrong Flooring
Education: 

B.S. Chemistry

Career Path: 

My name is Tiffany Awischus and I am a Sales Market Manager for Armstrong Flooring Inc as Sales Market Manager for Los Angeles. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from UCI in 2010; 3 of those years were spent being an undergrad researcher in Professor Eric Potma’s lab. Shortly after graduating, I started my career in the construction business with Custom working in their R&D lab formulating adhesives, benchmarking competition, and qualifying products through ISO, ANSI and ASTM test standards. I was then offered an opportunity with a competitor, Parex USA, as their R&D Manager. In this role, our team focused on launching new and innovative flooring solutions, investigating quality issues, attending trade shows, and providing updates to the executive management team. Parex USA promoted me internally to a marketing position as Product Manager. I managed multiple brands and launched various products in both the commercial and residential markets exceeding the company’s KPIs for the facade and flooring brands. From marketing, I then took an opportunity in sales with T&M Supply as an A&D Sales consultant promoting hard surface solutions (terrazzo flooring, epoxy resinous flooring, and quartz countertops. I drove sales through specifications and customer relationships. Currently, I have joined the Armstrong Flooring organization as a Market Sales Manager for Los Angeles that allows me to incorporate my technical, marketing and sales experience in one role.

Career Experience: 
R&D Technician; Sr. R&D Technician; R&D Group Manager; Brand Manager; Product Marketing Manager; A&D Sales Consultant
Affiliations: 
American Chemical Society:: American Institute of Architects::International Interior Design Association:: Construction Specifications Institute
Personal Interests: 
I love to read on my free time and listen to audio books (Harry Potter, The Alchemist, The Secret, The 48 Laws of Power, and many more!). I enjoy running, yoga, and hiking.
I also love travelling to new places with my husband. I’m also a foodie; I love trying new places.
Type of Students: 
I would be beneficial to a student who wants to explore the R&D, Technical, Marketing or Sales world. I can be helpful to a student who is looking for career paths outside of medical, pharmacy, vet school or grad school.
Number of Students I can Mentor: 
2
Joined Date: 
5 years 8 months ago
Ideal Mentoring Relationship: 
I prefer meeting in person at least once a month. I am always available through phone, text, or email.