2024 Rock Star Awards Ceremony & 10th Anniversary Celebration

The Coverings Rock Stars – an Emerging Leaders Program – honors the best and brightest young talent in the tile and stone industry. Since its inception, the program has recognized dozens of young leaders who have connected at Coverings through mentorship and networking opportunities. The program, celebrating 10 years, underscores Coverings mission to support the growth and success of the industry by recognizing top-notch talent and fostering networking and educational opportunities.

Nominations for the Rock Stars Program are now closed.

Join us at the Outdoor Oasis to celebrate and recognize this year’s Rock Star award recipients!

Monday, April 22, 2024 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT | Location: Hall C, Booth 7006

The 10th Annual Rock Star Celebration will honor winners from the past 10 years, bringing together new and familiar faces within the industry. This year’s celebration will be more spectacular than ever, complete with a Q&A Panel with previous Rock Stars and unlocking the key to a successful career.

Scenes From the 2023 Rock Star Awards Ceremony

Meet Our 2023 Coverings Rock Stars!

Nathan Cooper

Infinity Bath
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Cody Cox

Operations Manager
Cox Tile Inc.
San Antonio, TX

Casandra Guthrie

Manager, IS & Sales
Choices Wholesale Flooring Solutions
Albuquerque, NM

Randall Johnson

Tile Contractor
The Tile Geek LLC
Meridian, ID

Kenya Jones-Lowell

Interior Designer Hospitality
MG2 Corporation
Seattle, WA

Melanie Lawton

Showroom Manager
Best Tile Company
North Scituate, RI

Austin Maxwell

Maxwell Countertops
Farmer City, IL

Maria Meyer

Tile Artisan Apprentice
Dragonfly Tile & Stone Works, Inc
Shorewood, WI

Christopher Rachel

Superior Home Solutions
Ashland, NE

Manasa Rao

Sustainability Manager
WAP Sustainability Consulting
Chandler, AZ

Jack Rautiola

Head Merchant - Renovation
Boston, MA

Heather Ruhl

National Technical Manager
HB Fuller
Naperville, IL

Vincenzo Spina

Stone Consultant
STONEX Consulting
Dubai, UAE

Elly Warner

Apprentice Installer
Hawthorne Tile
Portland, OR

Schannon Yodice

Owner/ Tile Contractor
That Tile Chick
League City, TX

YP Session + 2023 Rock Star Ceremony 

Tuesday, April 18

3:30 –4 PM Young Professionals Session
 4-5 PM Rock Star Ceremony/Reception
@The Coverings Lounge, Booth 4209

Young Professionals Session:
One Hit Wonder OR Future Hall of Famer?

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 18 3:30-4 PM
Wally Adamchik, CSP, CMC – President, Firestarter Speaking and Consulting
Location: The Coverings Lounge (Booth 4209)

Rock star today, legend tomorrow? Join Wally Adamchik, Founder of FireStarter Speaking and Consulting, as he presents his take on how you go from today’s Rock Star to tomorrow’s Hall of Famer. Gain insight into how to develop your leadership skills and navigate the next steps in your professional journey.

This session will be followed by the Rock Star Ceremony & Reception from 4–5 PM in the Coverings Lounge.