Don Styka Honored with CFI's R. Christopher Davis Award
Solon, OH, September 12, 2018-Don Styka, CFI Master Installer #383 and director of field services for Tarkett, has received the R. Christopher Davis Award from Certified Floor Covering Installers (CFI), a significant honor.
Styka began his career as an installer working for his uncle in Youngstown, Ohio, installing flooring for Sears and other local stores in 1979. Always looking challenges and ways to expand his knowledge, he accepted a position with a local flooring distributor in the mid-1980s. He entered the manufacturing side of the industry with Johnsonite in 1999 as senior technical specialist. Once certified under CFI, he became very active with the organization. As a founding member, he served as secretary-treasurer, member of the board of directors, president of the Northeast Ohio chapter, and was a senior certifier.
Davis was a true friend of CFI in his position as president of the World Floor Covering Association. In his memory, members of the flooring industry who promote quality installation through their support of CFI are recognized. Recipients of this award are selected according to their ability and willingness to work within the flooring industry to build a stronger foundation between all partners. This person must also display the characteristics of leadership to achieve goals that are directly related to the advancement of quality flooring installation.