NWFA Awards Degrees at Expo

St. Louis, MO, April 29, 2013 -- The National Wood Flooring Association awarded 30 degrees during its Wood Flooring Expo in Dallas.

NWFA degrees recognize individuals who have been members of the NWFA for a minimum of three consecutive years, and who reach specific levels of achievement in wood flooring education, personal accomplishment, and service to the industry.

Craftsman Degrees were awarded to Keith Long, Thunderheart Flooring, Greeley, CO; Jimmy Nguyen, Dan’s Custom Hardwood Floor, Braintree, MA; Jeff Pope, Jeff Pope, Inc., Alpharetta, GA; Chris Zizza, C&R Flooring, Needham, MA; and Darek Zukowski, Chicagoland Flooring, Chicago, IL.

Master Craftsman Degrees went to Kathleen Freeman, Absolute Coatings Inc., New Rochelle, NY; Gene Jarka, Powernail Company, Lake Zurich, IL; and Kjell Nymark, Nymark Custom Wood Floors, British Columbia, Canada.

Advanced Master Degree recipients were Avedis Duvenjian, Archetypal Imagery Corp, Bronx, NY.; and Bob Humphreys, Majestic Wood Floors Inc., Fredrick, MD.     
 
Vanguard Degrees were awarded to Johannes Boonstra, Akzo Nobel/Synteko, Stongville, OH; Al Carvalho, Max Hardwood Floors, Margate, FL; Enos Farnsworth, High Performance Subfloors, Florence, AL; Avi Hadad, Avi’s Hardwood Floors, El Sobrante, CA; Dan Harrington, Galleher Hardwood Floors, Santa Fe Springs, CA; Wayne Highlander, Bona US, San Leandro, CA; Tommy Maxwell, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring, Monticello, AR; Tim Moore, Moore & Neville, Incorporated Flooring Inspections, St. Charles, MO; Josh Neuberger, UFLOOR Systems, Dallas, TX; and Joe Rocco, Artistic Floors by Design Inc., Parker, CO.

Ambassador Degree recipients were Scott Avery, Modern Tech Floors, Portland, OR; Roger Barker, Fortifiber Building Systems, Fernley, NV; Andy Campbell, DNA Floor Surgeons, Saint Cloud, FL; Craig Dupra, Installers Warehouse, Rochester, NY; Barry Gork, ATOM Ventures, Chicago, IL; Mike Kearns, Primatech, Quebec, Canada; Mark Lamanno, Franklin International, Columbus, OH; Jamie Lupresto, Diamond Flooring, Elizabethtown, KY; and Roy Reichow, National Wood Floor Consultants, Cedar, MN.

Honorary Vanguard degree recipients were Galen Fitzel, 3M, St. Paul, MN; and Tom Peotter, Oshkosh, WI.



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