2021 Rock Star Spotlight – Part I


At Coverings 2021, we honored the newest class of Coverings Rock Stars. These 16 emerging leaders represent the best and brightest young talent in the tile & stone industry, and this week we’re putting the spotlight on five honorees:

Adam Abell BostikAdam Abell
Senior Market Manager – Tile & Stone and Surface Prep Products
Wauwatosa, WI

“Adam has always been someone who seeks to better our industry.  Adam believes every interaction is a chance to educate.  His excitement is infectious.  His passion is contagious.  Adam is a true rock star that will help our industry grow for decades.”

Ken BallinKen Ballin
Skyro Floors
West Creek, NJ

“Ken Ballin has consistently set the bar for installation quality and business development. He sets an example not only in how to conduct business, but products and methods of installation, and sharing this information online, to help other installers learn.”

Bruna Da Silva, StoneHardscapes LLCBruna Da Silva
Purchasing Manager
StoneHardscapes LLC
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

“Bruna is an inspiration to our team. Her passion and love for her work is contagious. She is the reason why I joined the natural stone world. She is always inspired to bring the best tile and pavers to offer in the market today.”

Blakely Dent, Florida TileBlakely Dent, RID
Commercial Sales Specialist
Florida Tile
Lexington, KY

“Blakely is the ultimate ambassador, working tirelessly to create an environment where qualified labor meets the architectural community by working together to create specifications to reduce risk, highlight capabilities of GPT, and implementing them into projects where not thought of previously.”

Christopher Ellis, Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 1 WA/AKChristopher Ellis
Tile, Marble, Terrazzo Field Representative
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 1 WA/AK
Lacey, WA

“Christopher is a leader in the tile & stone industry and continues to help mentor and retain our future leaders. He also deserves recognition for his tireless efforts and outstanding leadership in addressing the shortage of workers in the industry.”



Do you have a young professional who could be a potential Rock Star? Consider entering them into the 2022 Rock Stars – the submission portal is now open!