Chicago -- The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) recognized 2019 NAFCD award recipients at the 2019 NAFCD Annual Convention in New Orleans.

The recipient of the NAFCD Lifetime Achievement Award was Arden Kelley of Commercial Flooring Distributors (Debary, Fla.). Kelley was introduced by his son, Mike Kelley, at the NAFCD member meeting. The NAFCD Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has shown exceptional leadership and made outstanding contributions that have led to expanding the vision of the floor covering distribution channel.

"NAFCD is thrilled to present Arden Kelley of Commercial Flooring Distributors with our 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award as he represents a professional who has dedicated his entire career to our industry and has made many positive contributions along the way," said Kevin Gammonley, NAFCD executive vice president. "Arden has been very good to the NAFCD and is a positive role model within the distributor community."

The recipient of the NAFCD President's Award was Steve McKenna of McKenna Distribution Ltd. (Regina, Canada) who served as president of NAFCD in 2019. The award was presented by Dunn Rasbury, NAFCD's president-elect.

"On behalf of NAFCD, I'd like to thank Steve for his enthusiasm and dedication over the past year as NAFCD's president," said Gammonley. "Steve's commitment and passion have contributed to many of the year's accomplishments."

The recipient of the NAFCD Growth Award is Mike Croes of Sika USA (Lyndhurst, N.J.). The NAFCD Growth Award recognizes an NAFCD member who has made outstanding contributions in furthering NAFCD growth from increasing engagement with current members, growing support from industry partners and exceptional efforts in member recruitment.

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