Ellis Announces Retirement as Exec. Director of AFA at Meeting
Dalton, GA, December 4, 2018-American Floorcovering Alliance (AFA) held its 39th annual meeting on the evening of December 4 and celebrated Wanda Ellis’ 25 years of service as executive director.
The meeting, reception and dinner held at Hilton Garden Inn in Dalton, Georgia.
Ellis will officially retire in mid-January after the Domotex Germany show, and Stephanie Manis will assume executive director role when Ellis retires.
In other news, the group elected two new board members: Jim Shaheen of Shaheed Carpet Mills and Paul Yacobucci of Piedmont Commercial Carpets.
The AFA added five new members in 2018: Carter Custom Carpets, Innovative Automation and Controls, Millennium Mat Company, Piedmont Commercial Carpets and The Dixie Group.
The AFA announced that it will not host a pavilion at Domotex Shanghai in 2019 due to lack of interest from the membership.
The AFA was formed in 1979 to promote the floorcovering industry. AFA, a not for profit association, promotes the industry’s products and services to the world and educates the members and others through seminars, press releases and trade shows.