Clifton Takes Over as WFCA Board Chair

Anaheim, CA, Sept. 17, 2013 -- Janice Clifton, owner of Abbey Carpets Unlimited, in Napa, California, became chairwoman of the board of the World Floor Covering Association July 1.

Clifton fills the role vacated by Harold Chapman of Bonitz Flooring Group, of Greenville, South Carolina, who became immediate past chairman.

At the spring board of directors meeting in Asheville, North Carolina, directors also elected Paul Johnson of Interiors One, Inc., Carpet One, Tulsa, OK, as chairman-elect; confirmed Mark Weaver, Carpet Weavers, Bloomington, IL, as secretary; chose Scott Walker, Walkers Carpet One, Bellingham, WA as CFO; voted Aaron Pirner, CAP Carpet, Wichita, KS, as vice chairman; and named Tom Jennings, as past chairman.

The WFCA elects a third of its board of directors each year for three-year terms.  Directors in Asheville confirmed the selection by the membership of directors of the board to serve terms beginning July 1.

In addition to re-electing Johnson, WFCA members also re-elected Deb DeGraaf and Terry Wheat. Pirner was elected to serve an unexpired 2-year term.  Newly elected directors to 3-year terms include:

Jason Fromm, Carpet Spectrum, Inc., Lomita, CA
Dean Howell, Moda Floors and Interiors, Atlanta, GA
Melissa Murphy, Johnston Paint and Decorating, Columbia, MO

Associate Directors also re-elected Bob Weiss, President/CEO, All Tile, Inc, Elk Grove Village, IL to a three-year term as an associate director.  Elected to serve an unexpired 2-year term was Paul Murfin, President, IVC USA, Dalton, GA.

Janice Clifton did not begin her career in flooring but rather “fell” into her flooring profession. It all happened one day 28-years ago when one of her accounting clients experienced a botched sale of a flooring store, which Clifton  bought and took over in 1985.


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