Deerfield Beach, Florida – Coverings, the largest tile and stone trade show in North America, has announced the 14 winners of its prestigious 2020 Rock Star awards. The Coverings Rock Star award is an Emerging Leaders Program that honors the best and brightest young talent in the tile and stone industry. Among this year’s winners is Brittany Storm, MAPEI’s Sustainability Manager.
Storm is a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) with Building Design and Construction (BD+C) and Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) specialties, as well as a WELL AP and Fitwel Ambassador. In addition, she is active in several sustainability committees. Her background as a sustainable building consultant and her experience in construction management allow her to speak to both big‐picture and technical aspects of a project. “I am honored for the recognition. Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement,” Storm said.
The winners will be recognized during Coverings Connected, the brand‐new online event taking place April 20‐23, 2020, in place of Coverings 2020 to avoid community spread of COVID‐19. The honorees will also receive a gift card and will be honored with an onsite luncheon during Coverings 2021, taking place April 13‐16 in Orlando, Florida. MAPEI looks forward to celebrating with Storm next year at Coverings.
Congratulations to all of the 2020 Rock Star recipients: Jimmy Bellew (Owner ‐ Bellew Tile), Brennan Broome (Designer ‐ EoA Group), Kristin Coleman (Vice President ‐ Novità Communications), Arturo Duarte (USA Commercial Manager ‐ CREST), Illisha Harris (Owner, Lead Designer and Installer ‐ Coastal Custom Tile and Design), Janice Hill (Project Manager ‐ DW Sanders Tile & Stone Contracting, Inc.), Raj Katta (Technology/Functionality Specialist ‐ Stone Grid, LLC), Ryan Marino (Standards, Development and Research Manager ‐ Tile Council of North America), Ulas Maris (Stone and Tile Installer ‐ Maris Tile Pro), Joseph Mattice (Owner and Installer ‐ On the level), Kristin Scholemer (Owner ‐ Calia Stone), Michaela Steinbach (General Manager ‐ Mario & Son), Brittany Storm (Sustainability Manager ‐MAPEI) and Trey Toca (President ‐ Toca Flooring).
To learn more about the Coverings 2020 Rock Stars, visit www.coverings.com/coverings‐rock‐stars. For more information about the Coverings Connected digital experience and to view the schedule, visit www.coverings.com.
Established in 1937, MAPEI Group is globally headquartered in Italy with 89 subsidiaries, including 83 plants in 36 countries. MAPEI is the world‐leading manufacturer of mortars, grouts, adhesives and complementary products for installing all types of flooring and wall coverings. The company specializes in developing chemical products for every aspect of construction, from waterproofing and structural strengthening to concrete repairs and tunnel building.
Headquartered in Deerfield Beach (Florida), MAPEI North America consists of the subsidiaries MAPEI Corporation (for the USA), MAPEI Inc. (for Canada) and MAPEI Caribe (for Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands), whose 18 facilities collectively have a workforce of more than 1,700 employees. MAPEI facilities have been certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards. An environmentally conscious manufacturer that reinvests 5% of its revenue into R&D, MAPEI offers training for architects, contractors, installers and distributors through the MAPEI Technical Institute. For more about MAPEI, visit www.mapei.com or call 1‐800-42‐MAPEI (1‐800‐426‐2734).