John Turner, Sr., general manager of Dal-Tile Corp.’s commercial sales and national accounts, has been selected to receive the Carl V. Cesery Award from the Tile Contractors’ Association of America (TCAA). The award will be presented at the TCAA 2008 Convention scheduled for Nov. 8-10 in Orlando, Fla.

The Award recognizes individuals who have served the American tile trade with great distinction. According to TCAA Board President Jerry Leva, Sr., "John Turner, Sr. is a true asset to our industry. His unsurpassed knowledge and unwavering commitment have benefited us all. We are grateful for his outstanding service and proud to honor him with the Cesery Award."

Turner has served the tile industry since 1972 with Pomona Tile (a Division of American Olean). He has served on numerous industry boards and committees including: Board of Directors - National Tile Contractors Association; Board of Directors - National Floor Safety Institute; and, has served as Strategic Planning Advisor to the Board of Directors of TCAA and Chair of its Supplier Council. He is a member of Construction Specification Institute (CSI), certified as a Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) and is a Ceramic Tile Consultant (CTC).

The Tile Contractors’ Association of America (TCAA) is a national trade association representing tile and stone installation companies throughout the United States who are members of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen.