Brooks T. Mancini, a commercial contractor with 47 years of experience, has been named Chairman of the Board of the World Floor Covering Association. Set to assume his new role on July 1, he will succeed Donny Phillips, who becomes immediate past chairman following Robert Hill.
Mancini said he plans to focus on promotional efforts to increase web traffic to the trade group’s www.wfca.org website. Specifically, he said the WFCA will heavily promote the dealer locator tool, with an eye toward directing consumers to WFCA-affiliated dealers. Additionally, he noted that his group will offer continued support to the Floor Covering B2B Association, which seeks to broaden B2B usage and adopt industry-wide technological standards.
“Having been involved on the WFCA Executive Committee for many years, I know the importance of the initiatives currently underway, and they are well worth continued support and enhancement,” he said. “My focus as chairman will be to bring additional value to WFCA members as effectively and efficiently as possible.”
Mancini, chairman emeritus and founder of B.T. Mancini Co. Inc. in Reno, Nev., began his career in 1961 as an estimator for The Bookman Co. in San Jose, Calif. He worked with the company for more than 10 years, eventually becoming president and COO. After founding B.T. Mancini Co., a commercial contract company, in 1964, he served as president and CEO until 2000. At the company he has also held roles as chairman/CEO, and, most recently, chairman emeritus.
Mancini has been active on the WFCA Board of Directors since 1998. His roles have included vice chairman and treasurer/CFO. Additionally, he has chaired the Finance and Governmental Relations Committees, and has served as treasurer/CFO of subsidiary WFCA Services Inc. He also held several leadership positions in the flooring industry, including as director of the StarNet Commercial Flooring Cooperative from 2002 to 2005.
At its recent Spring Board of Directors meeting in Chattanooga, Tenn., the WFCA also elected several new executives. They are: Nick Freadreacea (The Flooring Gallery, Louisville, Ky.) and Paul F. Johnson (Interiors One-Carpet One, Tulsa, Okla.) as vice chairmen; Scott Steel (My Flooring America, Webster, Texas) as treasurer/CFO; and Jim Walters (Macco’s Floor Covering Center, Green Bay, Wis.) as corporate secretary. D. Christopher Davis continues as the WFCA’s president and CEO.