The Floor Covering Education Foundation (FCEF) announced that Hoy Lanning of JJ Haines will be joining its board of directors. Lanning, who announced his retirement from JJ Haines last year and has been working to facilitate a smooth transition, said he is looking forward to leveraging his flooring industry experience to help guide the FCEF.
“I’ve enjoyed a long career in the flooring industry,” said Lanning. “Retirement is always bittersweet and this position on the FCEF board will allow me to stay connected to my industry and help ensure the industry can grow and thrive for many years to come.”
“We’re honored and excited that Hoy is willing to continue his work in the flooring industry through his participation on our board,” noted FCEF Executive Director Jim Aaron. “His keen business sense and in-depth understanding of our industry will be a great benefit to the FCEF team.”
Lanning will take on this new role effective immediately and begin advising the FCEF team. He will join his first in-person board meeting this spring.
In his role working for one of the largest distributors of flooring products, Lanning has experienced the challenges of a diverse industry with everything from small independent retailers to large enterprises. He is credited with turning around the business at JJ Haines and attacking the organization’s biggest challenges head-on.
The FCEF Board of Directors consists of representatives from manufacturers, retailers and industry organizations to provide a wide range of perspectives to solving an industry-wide issue: the shortage of qualified installation craftsmen.
For more information and to view the members of the board, visit fcef.org.