Flooring association names new CEO

The Anaheim, Calif.-based World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) selected Scott Humphrey to lead the association as the CEO, effective April 1. Humphrey, former director of the Shaw Flooring Network, fills the position left by the late D. Christopher Davis. 

His job will include identifying and seeking opportunities to develop alliances and partnerships with other organizations that will drive growth and business for members and the industry overall. Humphrey will also provide direction to the board of directors and committees and will direct and oversee staff at WFCA headquarters. 

For more than 25 years, he served in multiple capacities at Shaw Industries, beginning his career as territory sales manager. In his most recent role, as director of the Shaw Flooring Network (SFN), Humphrey oversaw an $8-million budget that contributed to several hundred million in sales with a staff comprising a large number of direct and indirect reports. Together, his team was responsible for managing more than 2,000 independent Shaw-aligned retailers. 

"Scott came to our attention because of his proven ability as an inspiring leader, his strong execution skills, his phenomenal track record for success and his capacities as a visionary,” said Harold Chapman, chairman of the board. “His vast and direct industry experience will be an invaluable asset for the WFCA. He is a true professional, and I am confident that he will take the WFCA to new heights.” 

The WFCA is the floor covering industry’s largest advocacy organization, representing floor covering retailers, contractors and allied service providers throughout North America.