The Floor Covering Institute (FCI) LLC has added Don Finkell as a business strategy consultant.
“We are thrilled to have Don on board as a new associate of the FCI. Don brings incredible experience and insight that compliments our current consulting base,” said Brian Beakler, president of FCI.
Finkell became the CEO of Anderson Hardwood Floors in 1988 and sold the firm in 2007 to Shaw Industries, part of Berkshire-Hathaway. He became Shaw Hardwood’s CEO and helped make Shaw a global player in the hardwood flooring business. In 2013, Finkell founded American OEM, a Tennessee-based wood flooring manufacturer operating inside a medium-security prison. In addition, he has significant international experience, having owned and operated plants in South America and worked closely with Asian manufacturers to design and source flooring products.
Finkell is a past chairman of the Hardwood Federation, the National Hardwood Flooring Association (NWFA), and the Decorative Hardwoods Association (formerly HPVA).