Blackstock Named President & CEO of RFCI, Succeeding Thompson

La Grange, GA, September 13, 2021-William D. (Bill) Blackstock, Jr. was recently selected as the new president and CEO of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), effective January 1, 2022. 

Blackstock is now working with current president and CEO Dean Thompson for orientation to his new role and responsibilities. Mr. Thompson, who recently announced his retirement plans to the RFCI Board, will stay on as president emeritus, January through June 2022, to provide consultation and guidance through the transition. In his role at RFCI, Thompson led the resilient flooring industry through a period of unprecedented growth over the past 15 years.

Prior to his new role, Blackstock was the vice president of commercial business, segment and sales development at Engineered Floors where he oversaw corporate strategies driving revenue and profitability in the global commercial sector, serving the J+J Flooring and EF Contract brands. Before that, Blackstock was the corporate vice president of sales at the J+J Flooring Group. Prior to his arrival at J+J, he held multiple leadership roles in the contract and hospitality sectors at Milliken & Company. 

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