Coverings Announces 2023 Rock Star Award Winners

Arlington, VA, March 30, 2023-Coverings has announced the annual Rock Star Award winners in advance of Coverings 2023, which will take place April 18 to 21 at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Florida. 

The annual awards reinforce Coverings’ mission to support the advancement and achievements of the industry by distinguishing exemplary young leaders and fostering networking and educational opportunities. 

The 2023 Rock Stars represent numerous industry segments and include the following winners: 


* Christopher Rachel, owner, Superior Home Solutions, Ashland, Nebraska


* Nathan Cooper, owner, Infinity Bath, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland 

* Cody Cox, operations manager, Cox Tile, San Antonio, Texas

* Randall Johnson, tile contractor, The Tile Geek, Meridian, Idaho

* Maria Meyer, tile artisan apprentice, Dragonfly Tile & Stone Works, Shorewood, Wisconsin

* Elly Warner, apprentice installer, Hawthorne Tile, Portland, Oregon

* Schannon Yodice, owner/tile contractor, That Tile Chick, League City, Texas


* Melanie Lawton, showroom manager, Best Tile Company, North Scituate, Rhode Island

Interior Designer 

* Kenya Jones-Lowell, interior designer hospitality, MG2 Corporation, Puyallup, Washington


* Heather Ruhl, national technical manager, TEC/H.B. Fuller Construction Products


* Jack Rautiola, head merchant – renovation, Wayfair, Boston, Masschusetts

Stone Fabricator 

* Austin Maxwell, president, Maxwell Countertops, Farmer City, Illinois


* Casandra Guthrie, manager, IS & sales, Choices Wholesale Flooring Solutions, Albuquerque, New Mexico

* Manasa Rao, sustainability manager, WAP Sustainability Consulting, Chandler, Arizona 

* Vincenzo Spina, stone consultant, Stonex Consulting, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

The 2023 award recipients will be honored at Coverings 2023, April 18, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. EST. Coverings attendees are welcome to join the celebration at the awards ceremony and networking reception in the Coverings Lounge, Booth 4209. 

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