Las Vegas—World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) announced that Jay Kopelson, VP of corporate accounts at Mannington Mills, will receive its Luminary Award. The Luminary award honors excellence and inspirational actions of people for their mentorship, leadership and contributions to advancing the floor covering industry.
Kopelson has spent his entire career in the flooring industry, working in various capacities, including sales, merchandising and management. After five years at American Biltrite, he has been with Mannington Mills for over 30 years, where he leads the annual “Jay’s Bargain Basement” at TISE. Both personally and professionally, he has a passion for helping others and serves on the board of directors for the WFCA, and is a coach for the High Five Soccer Program for special needs players.
“I am blessed to call Jay Kopelson my best friend, but so is everyone else he meets,” said Scott Humphrey, WFCA CEO. “Jay is blessed with the amazing ability to make everyone feel special. I have yet to meet anyone with his ability to inspire everyone who crosses his path. Even his competitors light up when you mention his name. Taking Jay Kopelson and cloning him would solve the problems of our industry and our world because Jay has no enemies, only friends he has yet to meet. This award is defined by the life of my friend and yours—Jay Kopelson.”
The awards ceremony will take place here at TISE in the WFCA booth (2413) Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 1:30 pm. All are welcome.