ATLANTA, GA -- Nyle Wadford, president ofNeuse Tile Service Inc.,was recognized as Tile Person of the Year by the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) at their annual awards ceremony in Atlanta this month. The prestigious honor is bestowed annually to a tile professional who is dedicated to supporting the non-profit trade association as it serves all segments of thetileand stone industry.Nyle Wadford

Wadford's recent work to create qualified labor specifications for the industry and his contributions to the growth of the organization were cited among his many accomplishments when he was presented the award by previous recipient James Woelfel of ArtCraft Granite, Marble & Tile in Phoenix, AZ.

A passionate advocate of correct tile installations, Wadford and the NTCA team have worked diligently to make sure tile contractors have the technical instructions they need to perform installations that will last. During Wadford's tenure as President of the NTCA, the organization experienced record growth in membership, expansion of the Partners for Success program, formation of an historic partnership with Tile Contractors Association of America, and tremendous expansion of the NTCA's Five-Star Contractor Program.

Wadford continues to serve on NTCA's Technical Committee and to represent the organization on the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Handbook Committee, as well as serve on the ANSI ASC 108 Committee -- making Neuse Tile Service one of two contractors worldwide to sit on all three committees.

Neuse Tile Service is located in Youngsville and has been installing ceramic and stone tile throughout central North Carolina for 49 years. Wadford presently serves on the NTCA Executive Committee as Chairman of the Board.

NTCA is recognized as the largest and most respected tile contractors association in the world and is a leading authority in the development of tile industry standards and methods. Neuse Tile has been an NTCA member for more than 25 years.

The ceremony honoring Wadford was held as part of Coverings 2013, the international tile and stone exhibition held annually in the U.S. and featuring exhibitors from more than 50 countries.