The Chicago Floor Covering Association recently recognized F. Wade Cassidy, CEO and president of Wood Dale, Ill.-based FlorStar Sales Inc., as the association's Person of the Year for 2000.

Cassidy began his floor covering career in 1986, when he was appointed president of CPS Wholesale, a division of Carson Pirie Scott. Cassidy purchased FlorStar Sales from Carson Pirie Scott in 1988. Since that time, FlorStar has established logistical service centers in Milwaukee; Detroit; Des Moines, Iowa; Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Minneapolis.