Solon, Ohio -- Tarkett recently recognized Don Styka, CFI Master Installer #383, for receiving the R. Christopher Davis Award, at the Certified Flooring Installer (CFI) association annual convention. The longtime member of the Johnsonite team, Don Styka, director of field services, exemplifies the dedication and industry support that Tarkett strives to encourage within the company and its various divisions. 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.

Styka 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-80’s. He entered the manufacturing side of the industry with Johnsonite in 1999 as senior technical specialist. 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 a founding member, he served as secretary-treasurer, member of the board of directors, president of the Northeast Ohio chapter, and was a senior certifier.

Styka 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, the entire team at Tarkett is thrilled for Styka and is grateful to the service he has provided to the industry.

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