Michael Kephart Joins NTCA as Executive Consultant

Jackson, MS, June 11, 2024-The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has announced that Michael Kephart, president of the Kephart Group, has joined NTCA as an executive consultant, focussed on advancing training, education, and advocacy for the U.S. tile industry.

Kephart is a proven tile industry veteran with an extensive background in manufacturing, distribution, product management, international management, sales and operational leadership. His notable positions include serving as executive vice president for Daltile and president of Wonder Porcelain. Additionally, he is a Certified Flooring Product Inspection Consultant, bringing a unique perspective to his consultancy work.

In his new role, Michael will serve as an Executive Adviser and Advocate for NTCA and the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) in Tennessee. He will work closely with the U.S. Tile Collaborative and local factories to promote training, education, and advocacy initiatives.

The U.S. Tile Collaborative has partnered with the Tennessee Economic Development Department, state universities, technical colleges, TCNA, and NTCA to launch an educational initiative supporting the U.S. ceramic tile industry. The U.S. Tile Collaborative is an advocacy advisory for expanding the Tennessee tile manufacturing base with training and education for plant labor supported by the TCAT (Tennessee College of Applied Technology) model. The three tiers of education are the supporting initiative working with the State of Tennessee Economic Development and the Tennessee Workforce Development teams.

Kephart has played a crucial role in bringing NTCA before the Tennessee Economic Development Department, setting the stage for this transformative initiative. As an executive advisor/consultant, he will help align factories in Tennessee today and in the future to support CTEF and NTCA industry initiatives. His efforts will also include developing a tile installation curriculum within the TCAT and Tennessee College Systems.

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