The Spring 2022 Board of Directors and Associate Member Meeting at the Cloister on Sea Island was a resounding success, according to Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI). Over 100 attended the two-day event on April 27 and 28. “Never before in our history has this event been so well attended,” observed retiring president and CEO Dean Thompson.

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RFCI welcomed Board members, including Herb Upton, Shaw, Chairman and Russ Rogg, HMTX/Metroflor, Secretary/Treasurer. Joining them were representatives from all Manufacturing and Supply Chain members and a roster of top speakers, including 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.

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The meeting also included a special retirement dinner for Dean Thompson, RFCI President Emeritus, and his wife Shirley. “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.”