WFCA Promotes from Within to Fill COO Position

Steve Abernathy has been promoted to chief operating officer of the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA).

“Steve is a well-respected leader at the WFCA and has been a vital part of our growth and success,” says WFCA president Scott Humphrey. “With his elevated responsibilities spearheading the International Certified Flooring Installers Association and a deep understanding of our business, Steve is uniquely suited for this role.”

As COO, Abernathy is responsible for overseeing the execution of the strategic vision of the organization and its divisions, as well as leading forward-thinking operational strategy and performance.

Steve Abernathy

Abernathy has 39 years of senior leadership experience and a proven track record of accomplishments deploying a unique combination of skills, including business strategy and planning, financial and accounting expertise, technology experience and marketing savvy to drive growth and improvement across a wide variety of functional disciplines, says the WFCA.

Abernathy joined the WFCA in 2015, as vice-president of finance and was subsequently promoted to chief financial officer later that year.

Prior to joining the association, he spent 28 years with Shaw Industries in various roles, including industrial engineer, director of retail operations and director of marketing technology.

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