Long Island retailer and flooring consultant Christopher Capobianco has assumed the office of chairman for the Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association (FCICA). He succeeds Jonathan Stewart, who left the organization after accepting a position outside of the industry.

Capobianco said his goals include "raising the visibility of the FCICA so the industry knows who we are" and "working together with other associations in the industry to improve training programs and raise the level of education."

The FCICA 2005-2006 executive board also includes: William C. Becker, vice chairman; Anthony D'Antuono, secretary-treasurer; Bill Dietrich, immediate past chairman; and Michelle Swiniarski, vice chairman of associates.