The Tile Contractors Association of America (TCAA) has named Raymond Byrne the 2007 recipient of the Carl V. Cesery Award. Presentation of the award will take place during TCAA’s 2007 Annual Convention, November 3-7, in Las Vegas.

Byrne currently serves as Minnesota-based Grazzini Brothers & Co.’s vp. According to Gene Grazzini, Jr. CEO, “Grazzini Brothers would not be the healthy and vibrant company it is today without Ray’s leadership. We have worked together through thick and thin, and always Ray has been there to help, way above the call of duty.”

Byrne has also served as Trustee on the Tile Setters Health and Welfare Fund, the Tile Setters Retirement and Pension Fund for many years. He also served as past president for the TCAA and the St. Paul Builders Exchange, as well as secretary/treasurer of the Minnesota Ceramic Tile Contractors Association.