NAFCD names 2016 award recipients

Home Press Release NAFCD names 2016 award recipients

Chicago—Celebrating leaders in the flooring industry, the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) awarded its NAFCD Lifetime Achievement award, NAFCD Leadership in Action Award and NAFCD Growth Award recipients last month at the 2016 NAFCD Annual Convention.

The NAFCD Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made outstanding contributions that have led to expanding the vision of the floor covering distribution channel. Lucky Burke of Readers Wholesale in Houston, Texas, and Dennis Cook and Melinda McChesney of Gilford•Johnson based in Jeffersonville, Ind., were all 2016 recipients.

The NAFCD Leadership in Action Award recognizes individuals for the positive impact and meaningful contributions they have made to their company’s success. Recipients of the 2016 award were Russ Rogg of Metroflor Corporation in Norwalk, Conn., Shawn Gagg of Jaeckle Distributors in Madison, Wis., and Mike Barrett of J.J. Haines based in Glen Burnie, Md.

Introduced in 2015, NAFCD recognizes a member who has made outstanding contributions in furthering NAFCD membership. From increasing engagement with current members and growing support from industry partners to exceptional efforts in member recruitment, the NAFCD Growth Award is presented to a member who has had a positive impact on the association over the past year. Heidi Cronin of The Cronin Co. in Portland, Ore., was presented with this year’s NAFCD Growth Award.

Visit for more information and to view all past NAFCD award recipients.

Must Read

The power of a strong mindset (part 2)

By Jim Augustus Armstrong (Second of two parts) In Part 1 of this column I covered the idea that we all have an internal thermostat that...

Torlys launches porcelain alternative, RigidTile Firm Premier

Toronto, Ontario—Torlys has launched RigidTile Firm Premier, a collection of SPC tile patterns in matte finishes with realistic painted grout lines. Designed as a perfect...

Amy Trojanowski named Armstrong Flooring CFO

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring has named Amy Peacock Trojanowski as senior vice president, chief financial officer, effective October 19, 2020. Greg Waina, who has been...

Daltile’s RevoTile proves itself in the field

By Megan Salzano The tile category has had its fair share of challenges of late, and perhaps none bigger than the industry’s struggle to find...

Challenges can breed opportunity

By Scott Perron (First of two parts) On March 13 of this year I was enjoying one of my favorite yearly events, hosting a lifelong friend...

NFA fall meeting reflects optimism among retailers

By Steven Feldman Savannah, Ga.—After six long months, in-person events returned to the floor covering industry when the National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA) went forward with...