Mansfield, Mass. -- The Belknap White Group (BWG) announced that Ron Heske, retired sales representative, was presented with Southern New England Floor Covering Association’s (SNEFCA) Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017.

At the SNEFCA’s Annual Awards Ceremony, held on March 29th, in South Windsor, Conn., Ron Heske, with nearly 40 years in the industry, was the proud recipient of one of five Lifetime Achievement Awards offered that evening. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors exceptional leadership or contributions that have led to expanding the vision of the floor covering industry in New England.

Heske was BWG’s sales representative in Connecticut for over 20 years, just recently retiring in the fall of 2017. He began his career in the floorcovering industry in 1979 as both an inside and outside sales representative for Spear Newman Co. in West Haven, Conn. He was persuaded by Belknap White Group’s Bill White, former President of traditional sales/marketing division, to join the BWG family.

“I have been working with the BWG Family for over 20 years; witnessing its prosperity and expansion,​ and am proud to be a component of that success,” said Heske. "I joined SNEFCA years ago because of the opportunity to network and share ideas with peers.​ ​It's very gratifying to be recognized by my peers with th​is Lifetime Achievement Award. I am truly honored to be a recipient of this prestigious award."

Bill Prescott, executive vice president of BWG, added, “As an organization, we value integrity, teamwork, responsiveness, and growth. Ron is and will always be the quintessential example of those values. The BWG Family wishes​ him every success in his well-deserved retirement.”

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