Volume 26/Number 22; March 18/25, 2013
Anaheim, Calif.—Scott Humphrey, former director of the Shaw Flooring Network (SFN), has been selected to lead the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), filling the position left vacant by the passing of Chris Davis in February 2012. Humphrey will take the helm as the organization’s CEO effective April 1.
Humphrey was picked to lead the association after a thorough search by a WFCA board-appointed search committee composed of six members, including Harold Chapman, chairman. WFCA’s executive committee reviewed the recommendation of the search committee and unanimously selected Humphrey to lead the group.
In his new role, Humphrey will serve as a visionary leader tasked with developing a long-range plan for the association. He will also be the media and industry spokesman for the organization and be responsible for directing the creation of national trade and consumer advertising campaigns as well as image-building promotions to raise awareness of targeted WFCA initiatives. In addition, he will identify and seek opportunities to develop alliances and partnerships with other organizations that will drive growth for members as well as the overall industry.
Along with his principal responsibilities, Humphrey will provide direction to WFCA’s board and committees. He will also be responsible for leading and overseeing staff at the association’s headquarters here.
Humphrey brings to his new role a solid and established background in the flooring industry. For more than 25 years, he served in multiple capacities at Shaw Industries, beginning his career as a territory sales manager. In his most recent role, 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 over 2,000 independent Shaw-aligned retailers.
In addition to strategic management and record-setting economic growth of his divisions, Humphrey was also a visionary behind the Shaw Learning Academy, recognized as one of the top 100 internal training programs worldwide for the last eight years by Training magazine. He also wrote, developed and facilitated S.A.L.T. (Shaw Academy for Leadership Training), a highly successful four-day intensive leadership program attended by hundreds of top managers at Shaw and key retail partners.
Over the past eight years, Humphrey has written monthly and bi-monthly articles for Shaw’s internal and external marketing publications, as well as serving as a contributing writer for Floor Focus magazine.
“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,” Chapman said. “His vast and direct industry experience will be an invaluable asset for the WFCA. He is a true professional, and I am confident he will take the WFCA to new heights.”