The International Surface Fabricators Association named industry veteran Chuck Sawyer to the position of executive director of the industry trade association for the surfacing industry.
Sawyer has been part of the surfacing industry since 1974, originally owning fabrication shops in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. One of the first DuPont certified trainers, he pioneered some of the early fabricator training in the U.S. and South America and was one of the original faculty members of ITEC. He served as co-chair for the ISSFA Solid Surface Conferences and was selected Associate Member of the Year in 2001. Additionally, he has extensive sales, marketing and product development experience at both the distributor and manufacturer levels. In 2009, he was one of the first individuals to be accredited as a LEED Green Associate by the USGBC, according to the ISFA.
“We are very pleased to have Chuck working on advancing the association,” ISFA president Mike Langenderfer said in a statement. “His knowledge, experience and industry contacts, along with the great ideas he brings to the table, will help us to revamp ISFA’s programming in the coming years.”