Flowood, Miss. -- The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) will hold its Sixth Annual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 10, during Coverings 2018, being held May 8 to 11 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga.

The program includes a cocktail and dining reception, followed by a presentation of special awards to industry leaders, including: Best Practice Award for Committee Leadership, NTCA emerging leaders named to the Coverings Rock Star Program, Five-Star Contractor Program Projects of the Year, Joe A. Tarver award for Service to the tile industry, and Tom Ade Youth Scholarship Awards.

Highlighting the event, the NTCA 2017 Tile Person of the Year Award will be presented to Christopher Walker, vice president of David Allen. Walker has logged more than 32 years as a professional manager and installer within the tile industry and has supervised the successful installation of many high-profile commercial projects. ​A recognized industry expert, Walker also serves as first vice president of the NTCA, chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A-108 Committee, chairman of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for ISO T-189, and member of the board of directors for Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Virginia, as well as having been a voting member of the NTCA and TCNA Handbook and Technical Committees for many years.

“I’ve been blessed to be involved with industry groups focusing on training and standards for the benefit of the professional installation contractor,” said Walker. “Being recognized by my peers with this distinguished award is both humbling and validating. I am fortunate to have been able to work with these groups, and while doing so, possibly make a small impact on our industry.”

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