The International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI) recently honored Scott Humphrey, CEO of the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), with the Chris Davis award during its 28th annual convention at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla. Created in 2012 in memory of the late CEO of the WFCA, D. Christopher Davis—who was noted for his exceptional commitment to promote quality installation and support across the flooring industry—the award honors an individual who emulates Davis’ vision of building stronger foundations among all industry partners.
Humphrey was recognized for his visionary leadership and support of CFI and the entire flooring covering installation community. Since taking the helm of the WFCA in 2013, he has been a tireless advocate for quality installers. In 2014 he brought CFI in under the WFCA umbrella to financially support and expand the group’s installation training and certification programs, and was instrumental in creating the first-ever industrywide initiative focusing on bringing more qualified installers into the workforce and the consequent formation of the Floor Covering Education Foundation.
“I am deeply honored and humbled to be named the recipient of the Chris Davis Award,” stated Humphrey. “I am a big fan of Chris. In fact, I am his living legacy. Without his vision, determination, and commitment, the WFCA would not be the organization we are today.” He continued, “I am committed to CFI, along with other great training organizations, being a vital part of solving the installation crisis. I am excited and challenged to work with Robert Varden and the CFI team and members to partner with other industry leaders to carry out CFI’s mission and fulfill Chris Davis’ vision.”
“It is fitting that Scott Humphrey has been selected to receive the Chris Davis Award,” noted Robert Varden, Executive Director, CFI. “Like Chris, Scott is a fearless, innovative leader, guided by a steady, internal compass. He takes risks, takes a stand, and takes action to solve problems for the entire industry. Critically important, he understands that the relationships between installers and dealers are essential for customer satisfaction. Always one to lend a helping hand, sage advice and meaningful support for CFI, Scott is most deserving of this special award.”
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