Don Miller, president/ceo of Roppe Holding Company, has been selected as a 2012 recipient of theFloor Covering NewsAl Wahnon Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented at the headquarters of Roppe Holding Company in Fostoria, Ohio, recently in a surprise celebration in front of his family and employees.
“I am very grateful to be honored with this award, and it is not something that I take lightly. I am humbled and thankful to my family and our employees for their dedication. I did not win this award on my own – every one of you is a part of this and I thank you,” stated Miller.
Miller began his career in the flooring industry in 1958 as an employee of the Roppe Rubber Company. As one of 26 employees at that time, he was involved in all aspects of the small business. When the founder Thony Roppe passed away unexpectedly in 1972, Miller and six other employees retained the company. The company prospered in the decades to follow due mainly due to the leadership of Miller.
Today, Roppe Rubber Company is known as Roppe Corporation and is a leading supplier of rubber and vinyl flooring products to the commercial flooring industry in the United States and throughout the world. The formation of the Roppe Holding Company in the '90s allowed for additional acquisitions and further strengthened the company for continued growth.
FCNestablished the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. Previous winners include Sandy Mishkin, president of CCA Global Partners, and Ralph Boe, president and ceo of Beaulieu of America.