As noted by FCICA Chairman Bill Dietrich, Honorary Members are recognized for performing "conspicuous or meritorious service to the floor covering industry."
Olansky was thanked was for his years of coverage on the flooring industry, his willingness to moderate and participate in panel discussions important to the industry, and his many insights into the industry's future.
Marty Murdoch, vice chairman of FCICA, stated that "Howard has served with distinction on various industry panels, and has been effective because he has always had his finger on the pulse of the industry. He has never hesitated to provide insightful comments or answer to tough questions."
David Meberg, president and CEO of Consolidated Carpet and past chairman of FCICA, added that Olansky "has been willing to be involved and to write about what he sees."
Olansky joins other FCICA Honorary Members such as Tor Meberg, Dave Merkling, Jim Dipelesi, Gary Coulter and William Findlay.