ALEXANDRIA, VA -- Coverings, the largest tile and stone exhibition in North America, has announced the launch of "Coverings' Rock Stars -- An Emerging Leaders Program," which will honor the best and brightest young professionals in the tile and stone industry.

Selected by a panel of industry professionals, Coverings' Rock Stars will represent a cross-section of industry professionals who have made an impact on the industry and embody the traits and characteristics of a future leader. The inaugural group of Coverings' Rock Stars will be recognized through a series of special events and activities at Coverings 2015, which will be held April 14-17, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

"Coverings is a show for the industry and by the industry, so it's critical that we take time to honor the ambitious, forward-thinking individuals that are laying the foundation for future generations," said Karin Fendrich, Coverings show director. "The tile and stone industry is comprised of ambitious and talented entrepreneurs and we look forward to celebrating their achievements."

The Coverings' Rock Stars program is seeking nominations for practicing professionals 35 years or younger including architects, designers, contractors, installers, fabricators, distributors and retailers. Nominators should be an active professional also working in the industry. The selected Rock Stars and will each receive a one night hotel stay in Orlando to attend Coverings. The winners will be recognized at CID Awards & Opening Night Celebration, which takes place on April 14 at 5:30 p.m. This distinguished group, along with their nominators, will be honored with a luncheon at the show on April 15, where they will offer insight and guidance to others interested in furthering their careers in the tile and stone industry.

To nominate a qualified individual, or to nominate yourself, complete a submission form at coverings.com/RockStars before February 6, 2015.