At the recently concluded 21st annual CFI International Convention, the following were elected by the membership to serve the association as directors:
CFI Executive Board Members
CFI Executive Director: Robert Varden of Rockwall, Texas.
CEO: Jim Walker of Kansas City, Missouri.
CFI President: Tony Buckhardt from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Master-II and certified in all flooring types, lead trainer for the CFI Certification Team, Member of the CFI Executive Board and founding member of the George Buckhardt Memorial Fund established in memory of his father that assists installers with immediate needs.
Vice-President: Ben Boatwright, Master Installer from Nashville, Tennessee.
Secretary: Tim Provence, Master Installer from Aguanga, California and Director of Armstrong Technical Services Western Division of the United States.
Co-Chairmen of the CFI Certification Team: Roy Davison of Chillicothe, Missouri; and Bob Gillespie of Grain Valley, Missouri.
Chairman of the CFI Marketing Committee: Roland Thompson from Maryland. He is also Chairman of the Chapter Committee employed by Kehne’s Carpet One.
Immediate Past President: Alan Ellis of Council Bluffs, Iowa and President of Alan’s Floors Inc.
Past President: Leon Harrison of Tucson, Arizona; President of Harrison and Harrison Flooring LLC.
Members of the Board of Directors expiring in 2015
Dave Garden, Sterling Heights, Michigan; owner of Installation Services Inc.
Tim Chavey, Sacramento, California; President of Flooring Specialists.
Rod Von Busch, from Louisville, Kentucky; Vice-President of CDI.
Members of the CFI Board of Directors expiring in 2016
Ken Miles, Dalton, GA; Technical Services Director for Clayton Miller Carpet.
Kelly Huddleston, La Junta, Colorado, President of Kelly Installations.
Dick Schmidt, Columbiana, Ohio; technical services Tarkett/Johnsonite.
Bryan Artioli, Nashville, TN; Manager Sales and Technical Services of Renovations.
Board of Directors Expiring in 2017
Ray Knapp, Rapid City, South Dakota; President of Ray Knapp and Associates.
Tom Cartmell, Indianapolis, Indiana, sales director for Blakeley’s Inc.