World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) announces the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors, as well the full slate of officers and board members for 2019.
Joining the Board of Directors are Cheryl Acierno, Kelly Cosgrove, Mike James, and Patrick Warren. “All four of our newest Board members embody the spirit of community and bring talent, expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have them by our side as we continue to strengthen the floor covering industry by utilizing the most influential and active Board in the industry,” said Scott Humphrey, Chief Executive Officer. Cheryl Acierno, owner of Acierno & Company in Denver, Colorado has been engaged in the commercial floor covering industry for her entire career, owning Acierno & Company, for the past 19 years. As a Starnet member since 2002, she has served on the Board of Directors including her role as Board Chair, Board Secretary prior and involved in the committee work for most of the years.
Kelly Cosgrove’s career started with Shaw Industries in 1987. During his time with Shaw he established friendships with many great flooring dealers and learned more about retail and merchandising. In 2001 he had the opportunity to join Village Floor & Wall, an excellent builder contract dealer in the metro Minneapolis area. In 2006 Kelly purchased an established Abbey Carpet & Floor dealership and started a family business. In 2011 he sold the company to HOM Furniture, a top 50 furniture retailer, who is actively participating in the retail, builder, commercial and wholesale flooring segments. Kelly continues to serve as Flooring Buyer for HOM Furniture.
Mike James joined Metro Carpets in February 1996, which his brother Frank Jones had started. They grew the business together from one main builder to over 50 builders, 75 employees, and 125 installers. Their main focus was on the new home builder and their mission was to provide quality products and installation with superior service. Mike is very thankful for the many great people that have grown with them and helped to accomplish their mission each and every day.
Patrick Warren, Senior Vice President of Sales at Emser Tile, leads the sales team for Homebuilder, Commercial and Retailer business segments. Prior to Emser Tile, Patrick held Sales and Marketing leadership positions with Mohawk Industries and Milliken Carpet. He has been in the flooring industry for 23 years. Patrick lives in Dallas with his wife Becky and their three children.
The slate of board members for 2019 is listed below:
Jason Fromm, Chairman – Carpet Spectrum, Inc. – Lomita, CA
Maryanne Adams, Immediate Past Chairman – Avalon Flooring – Cherry Hill, NJ
Deb DeGraaf, Chair Elect – DeGraaf Interiors – Hudsonville, MI
Dean Howell, CFO/Treasurer – Moda Floors & Interiors – Atlanta, GA
Sam O’Krent, Secretary – O’Krent’s Abbey Flooring Center – San Antonio, TX
Jim Walters, Vice Chair – Macco Floor Covering Center, Inc. – Green Bay, WI
Adam Nonn, Vice Chair – Nonn’s Design Showplace – Middleton, WI
Don Roberts, Vice Chair – Wheat’s & Don’s Carpet One – Tuscaloosa, AL
Cheryl Acierno, Acierno & Company – Denver, CO
Curt Bowler, Great Floors – Missoula, MT
Tony Buckhardt, Carpet Cushions & Supplies – St. Joe, IN
Tom Cartmell, Mr. Davids Flooring International LLC – Indianapolis, IN
Janice Clifton, Abbey Carpets Unlimited – Napa, CA
Kelly Cosgrove, HOM Furniture Inc. – Coon Rapids, MN
Joey Faircloth, Mohawk Industries – Calhoun, GA
Tim Jacobi, Jacobi Carpet One – Hastings, NE
Mike James, Metro Carpets – Smyrna, TN
Jay Kopelson, Mannington Mills, Inc. – Salem, NJ
Jeff Lerner, Floorcraft – San Francisco, CA
Shane Lewis, Town & Country Floor Design Inc. – Abbotsford, BC
Skip Mancini, BT Mancini Co., Inc. – Milpitas, CA
Lauren Voit, Great Western Flooring – Naperville, IL
Patrick Warren, Emser Tile – Los Angeles, CA
For more information, please visit wfca.org, or call 855.330.1183.