NAFCT names board of directors

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Gray Court, S.C.—The recently formed National Association of Floor Covering Technicians (NAFCT), a non-profit 501(c)(6) trade association founded by Sonny Callaham and Paul Pleshek to provide locally accessible, affordable and advanced hands-on training and certification programs, has named its board of directors.

The board of directors includes:

  • Sonny Callaham, co-founder/chairman
  • Paul Pleshek, co-founder/executive director
  • Sarah Fike, board of directors, secretary
  • Grant Rumsey, board of directors, treasurer
  • Brent Fike, GM, technical, Roppe Holding Company
  • Don Jewell, head of technical and production management, Loba-Wakol, LLC
  • Jason Spangler, division manager, flooring, Wagner Meters
  • Kevin Phillips, director of technical services, Novalis
  • Mike Pigeon, operations manager, Floor Connection
  • Robert Blochinger, owner/principal, Blochinger & Company
  • Sam Biondo, national technical presenter, Mapei
  • Seth Pevarnik, director of technical services, Ardex Americas
  • Tracy Muller, new product development, brand management, production positioning and marketing
  • Alex Wiedenhoeft, research botanist and team leader, USDA Forest Products Laboratory’s Center for Wood Anatomy Research (non-voting member; pursuant to approval from the USDA Office of Ethics.)
  • Frank Owens, assistant professor, department of sustainable bioproducts, College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University (non-voting member)

NAFCT is keenly focused on continuously working to provide a solution to the installation shortage the industry has been experiencing. “New, enhanced and ongoing training services are needed to elevate the skilled trade status of flooring installers,” said Pleshek.

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