Bringing strong leadership and expertise to enhance NAFCT’s educational initiatives

The National Association of Floor Covering Technicians (NAFCT) is proud to announce the appointment of Andy McWilliams of Novalis US, LLC as the Education Committee Chairman.  With this pivotal role, Mr. McWilliams will play a crucial part in shaping the future of flooring education, driving transformative change, and spearheading professional development within the industry.

Expressing his enthusiasm for the position, Andy McWilliams stated, “I feel honored to be considered for the role of Education Committee Chair, as flooring has been my passion since I was young. Education in the flooring industry has always been close to my heart. My main goal in this position is to make NAFCT training more widely available across the United States. By achieving this, I hope to raise the knowledge level of professionals in our field and improve the overall standards of the flooring industry.”

NAFCT Executive Director, Paul Pleshek, expressed his confidence in the appointment, saying, “Andy McWilliams of Novalis is the perfect choice to lead the way and we are honored to have him as such an integral member of the association. His selection stems from a combination of exceptional experience and a passion for advancing professionalism in the industry. Andy’s understanding of every aspect of the flooring industry and commitment to progress make him the person most capable of helping the NAFCT revolutionize the educational landscape within the flooring industry.”

About Andy McWilliams

Andy spent over 25 years in the installation field installing various types of flooring eventually specializing in residential and commercial Carpet and Resilient floor coverings. Andy holds numerous carpet, vinyl, and surface prep certifications throughout the industry. Andy switched over to technical in 2019 to become the Technical Specialist, North America for Novalis US, LLC., one of the largest manufacturers of vinyl floor coverings in the world. Andy is now the Technical Manager/National Trainer, North America for Novalis US LLC. In his role at Novalis, he works closely with research and development on new products coming into the market and provides product and installation training for installers across the United States.

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