Hardwood Flooring Summit Scheduled This Summer
Atlanta, GA, May 23, 2008--The Hardwood Flooring Summit will take place in Atlanta August 14-17.
The conference will host over 40 skilled speakers and instructors on wood flooring. Experts in every facet of the hardwood flooring industry will teach and train the attendees (who will include retailers, claims personnel, distributors, manufacturers, inspectors, and installers). This conference is open to everyone in the flooring industry seeking professional advancement via educational means.
The summit will include speaker sessions, 45 breakout classes, as well as expert panels and debates. In addition to the main portion of the conference, the summit is offering a two-day claims photography and inspection report writing course on Aug. 12-13.
The World Floor Covering Association has approved the utilization of their $500 trade scholarship.
The list of speakers is scheduled to include:
Brian Bond, PhD.: Virginia Tech University, Professor of Wood Science
Ed Korczak: National Wood Flooring Association - CAE, Executive Director/CEO
Don Conner: National Wood Flooring Association Certified Professionals -President & Mullican - Technical Director
D. Christopher Davis: President & CEO, World Floor Covering Association
Dan Natkin: Mannington Hardwood Business Manager
Joe Amato: Mannington - Award winning wood floor designer
Don Finkell: Anderson Hardwood Floors - CEO and President
Erin McCall: Anderson Hardwood Floors
Len Daubler: Anderson Hardwood Floors - Technical Director
Rick Jones: Scandian - Technical Director
Todd Shutte: BonaKemi - Director of Sales
Steve Lima: Bostik - Technical Director
Carl Williams: Academy of Textiles and Flooring
Kevin Mullany: NWFA Board Member, NWFA Inspector
Tony Miraldi: Technical Director and Claims Manager, Somerset
Riley Gazzaway: Top industry retailer. Former President of The World Floor Covering Association.
Mike Sundell: Prior President of Basic Coatings.
Chesty West: Technical Director and Claims Manager, Zickgraf
Steve Marley: Technical Director and Claims Manager, Johnson Premium Hardwood Flooring