JACKSON, MI-- National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has retained the services of John Turner Sr. as a consultant for membership and Five Star Contractor development. Turner, or "Senior," as he is best-known throughout the tile and stone industry, began his long and distinguished career with Dal-Tile Corp. as an architectural sales representative, going on to serve as Sales Service Center (SSC) Manager, Vice President of Sales-Western Region, and Manager of Architectural -- Sales/National Accounts.john turner sr.

He accepted the position of General Manager -- Commercial Sales/National Accounts and was quickly promoted to General Manager in 2000, and held this position until his retirement in November 2010.

Throughout his career, Turner demonstrated dedication to the tile industry by representing Dal-Tile with many industry associations, including NTCA.  He worked closely with NTCA providing support through sponsorships and widespread promotion of the NTCA workshop program.     

"We are extremely excited to have 'Senior' working closely with our staff and Board of Directors," said Executive Director Bart Bettiga. "He has a great relationship with many of the top contractors around the country, and he believes in the value our association provides to the trade. It is a natural fit for us."           

Turner's close connection to NTCA creates synergy for this new alliance. He will partner with Jim Olson, NTCA Assistant Executive Director, focusing on membership development and recruitment for the prestigious Five Star Contractor program. His extensive relationships with tile and flooring contractors across the country, combined with membership in CSI, certification as a Construction Documents Technologist and Ceramic Tile Consultant, provide strong anchors for his participation in NTCA's strategic future quality and educational initiatives.

"I have enjoyed working closely with the NTCA for many years while I was on their Board of Directors," said Turner. "It will be a pleasure to assist them in their Membership and Five Star Contractor programs."

For more information about NTCA membership and the Five Star Contractor Program, contact Assistant Executive Director Jim Olson at jim@tile-assn.com.