On November 15, the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD)
recognized Bob Wagner of Fishman Flooring Solutions in Baltimore, Maryland as the recipient of the 2017 NAFCD Lifetime Achievement Award.
Wagner currently serves as President and CEO of Fishman Flooring Solutions. His experience in the flooring installation business dates back to the mid-1970s, when he was trained as a floor covering installer while in high school and worked in his family’s flooring installation supply business. He is a strong believer in giving back to the flooring installation community, which has provided him with continuous employment for four decades. He is actively involved in industry affairs and is a past president of NAFCD.
“Bob Wagner has given a significant amount of time and energy to not only NAFCD over the years but other industry organizations all in an effort to enhance the industry for all,” said NAFCD Executive Vice President Kevin Gammonley. “He is an effective and passionate voice in the promotion of the value of the wholesale distributor in the channel. He has been a committed volunteer leader who always has the industry’s best interest at heart.”
In his current capacity, Wagner oversees more than 210 employees working in 35 locations who, since May 2012, own 100 percent of their company. His customer-centric leadership has helped the employee owners of Fishman focus on improving how they serve and help their customers do their jobs better.
The NAFCD Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has shown exceptional leadership and made outstanding contributions that have led to expanding the vision of the floor covering distribution channel.