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Record Attendance at RFCI Meeting Honoring Thompson

More than 100 people attended Resilient Floor Covering Institute’s (RFCI) Spring 2022 Board of Directors and Associate Member Meeting at the Cloister on Sea Island in Georgia last week—a record for the organization.

“Never before in our history has this event been so well attended,” observed retiring president and CEO Dean Thompson. The two-day meeting featured a special retirement dinner for Thompson and his wife Shirley.

RFCI Spring Meeting attendees
Attendees heard from nine business and industry thought leaders over the course of two days.

“During Dean’s tenure of leadership, RFCI has become a leading voice for the resilient flooring industry and the North American flooring industry as a whole,” commented Bill Blackstock, president and CEO of RFCI. “Our job is as challenging as it is simple: continue the legacy.”

On hand were RFCI board members including Chairman Herb Upton, Shaw, and Secretary/Treasurer Russ Rogg, HMTX/Metroflor. Joining them were representatives from all Manufacturing and Supply Chain members.

RFCI Board of Directors
Members of RFCI’s Board of Directors.

Speakers at the event included Connor Lokar, ITR Economics; Dr. Kermit Baker, AIA; Stuart Hirschorn, Catalina Research; Jim Aaron, Floor Covering Education Foundation (FCEF); Amish Thakker, Bain & Company; Ned Monroe, Vinyl Institute; Dr. Mauro F. Guillén, Cambridge Judge Business School; Paul Wellner, Deloitte; and Marc Brackett, Ph. D., Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

For more information, visit https://rfci.com.

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