SOLON, Ohio (September 6, 2018) — Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, recognizes Don Styka, CFI Master Installer #383 for receiving the R. Christopher Davis Award, a significant honor.
For decades, the CFI Convention has been widely recognized as the one destination drawing people from across the country and overseas, delivering a stand out of the line- up of today’s top business leaders and presenters covering all of the issues that matter in the industry. Additionally, no other show brings together the line-up of new product introductions and cutting-edge techniques quite like CFI.
The longtime member of the Johnsonite team and current Director of Field Services, Don Styka, exemplifies the dedication and industry support that Tarkett strives to encourage within the various divisions and company. Styka was honored with the R. Christopher Davis Award, presented in memory of Chris Davis, who passed away in 2012.
Davis was a true friend of CFI in his position as President of the WFCA. 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. Which is why CFI was honored to give this award to Mr. Don Styka, CFI Master Installer #383.
Don began his career as an installer in Youngstown, Ohio working for his uncle installing flooring for Sears and other local stores in 1979. Always looking for a challenge and to expand his knowledge, he accepted a position with a local flooring distributor in the mid- 1980’s. He entered the manufacturing side of the industry with Johnsonite in 1999 as Senior Technical Specialist and is currently the Director of Field Services for Tarkett, which purchased Johnsonite in 2005. Styka possesses a wealth of knowledge in flooring installations, application processes, products, maintenance, sales and management and is considered an expert in the flooring industry. Once certified, he became very active with CFI. As founding member, he served as Secretary-Treasurer, Member of the Board of Directors, President of the Northeast Ohio Chapter, and was a Senior Certifier.
Don has always found a way to be involved and support the advancement of professional flooring installation. Commended as striving to be one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry, as well as a CFI Master Installer, who would make Chris Davis himself proud and always makes CFI proud.
The entire team at Tarkett is thrilled for Don and is grateful to the service he has provided to our industry and beyond. To learn more about Tarkett and its brands Johnsonite, Tandus Centiva, and Desso, visit tarkettna.com.
With net sales of more than €2.8 billion in 2017, Tarkett is a worldwide leader of innovative flooring and sports surface solutions. Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, carpet, rubber, wood, laminate, synthetic turf and athletic tracks, the Group serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide through its major brands: Tarkett, Desso, Johnsonite, Tandus Centiva, Tarkett Sports, FieldTurf and Beynon. With approximately 13,000 employees and 34 industrial sites, Tarkett sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields.
Committed to “Doing Good. Together”, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy based on Cradle to Cradle® principles and promotes circular economy, with the ultimate goal of contributing to people’s health and wellbeing, and preserving the natural capital. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A, ISIN: FR0004188670, ticker TKTT) and is included in the following indices: SBF 120, CAC Mid 60. www.tarkett.com.