Wallcoverings Association Annual Meeting Focuses on 2020 Vision
Members of the Wallcoverings Association (WA) gathered this past week in Clearwater Beach, FL, for their annual meeting to network, showcase product, and attend thought-leadership discussions.
In between client meetings and events, WA members listened to
speakers on subjects ranging from the economy and regulations to
sustainability and trends.
During his welcome speech, Dan Brandt, WA
president and Director of Product and Marketing for MDC
Wallcoverings, Glendale Heights, IL, noted that 2020 is an important
year for the association as it forges ahead with new vision and
leadership. The WA moved last year to switch management
companies, choosing Chicago and Washington, D.C.- based Bostrom to
run the association.
During its Monday night dinner gala, the WA also awarded the Allman
Award for lifetime achievement to 39-year industry veteran Larry
Bixler, Chairman and CEO of National Solutions. Bixler, who founded
his company in the early 1980s, accepted the award surrounded by his
wife and family, including his son, Michael, and his daughter, Shelly,
the second generation of Bixlers to lead the company.
According to Bixler, the key to his success has been a focus on “family