Piet Dossche, CEO and founder of USFloors, was inducted into the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) Hall of Fame. Pami Bhullar, Director of Retail Development for Invista, North America, submitted Dossche for consideration, and addressed the attendees, “There are some folks who make a difference in this industry, and then there are some folks who take it to the next level—the innovators and transformational geniuses who really understand the sixth sense of focus. That is who our friend Piet is,” said Bhullar.
During his acceptance speech, Dossche expressed his gratitude to the WFCA and to Pami Bhullar, as well as the many associates, friends and family members in attendance. He also acknowledged the 49 WFCA Hall of Fame recipients who came before him and all those who had a hand in the success of USFloors. “This recognition is not just about me; I didn’t do this all by myself,” he said. “There are a lot of people who helped me get to where we are today. This is as much recognition for all the people who have supported, guided and believed in me all the way.” In his final impassioned remarks, Dossche urged the audience to work hard to value innovation and quality in manufacturing and to to not sacrifice margins for a healthy and sustainable business future for the industry.