During the Starnet 2018 Annual Meeting held in Orlando, FL from April 19-22, it was announced that the members of Starnet Commercial Flooring re-elected three incumbents to the Starnet Board of Directors and that the Board of Directors elected the Board officers for the 2018 – 2019 term.

2017 Starnet Board Of Directors(Starnet Board of Directors, Left to Right: Les Lippert, Dan Ulfig, Chuck Bode, Paul White, Cheryl Acierno, Leonard Zmijewski, Pete Larmore, Jim Vanhauer, Dan Sliwinski)

Cheryl Acierno, owner of Acierno and Company, announced she will be stepping down as Chairman of the Board and will remain on the board to complete her current term (2016-2019.)

“It has been with great honor to serve as the Chairman of the Starnet Board of Directors,” Acierno said during the shareholder’s meeting. “The move will allow me to give greater focus on my growing business in Denver.”

Following the shareholder’s meeting, the Starnet Board of Directors elected the Board officers for the 2018-2019 terms. The officer’s group includes:

Starnet Board Officers 2017 – 2018

Chairman – Chuck Bode, CB Flooring, Columbia, MD
Vice Chairman – Pete Larmore, Bonitz Flooring Group, Charlotte, NC
Treasurer – Leonard Zmijewski, Mr. David’s Flooring International, Itasca, IL
Secretary – Dan Ulfig, Master Craft Floors, Plymouth, MI

“I look forward to the year ahead, working collaboratively with our Board to make certain Starnet remains relevant in the quickly changing landscape of our industry,” said incoming Chairman of Board Chuck Bode, Executive Vice President of CB Floors. “The Starnet Membership represents the best alliance of independent commercial entrepreneurs in the market – and I am pleased to be elected to my new role as Chairman of this outstanding co-op”

Board Members:

Cheryl Acierno – Acierno and Company, Denver, CO
Les Lippert – Lippert Flooring & Tile, Menomonee Falls, WI
Dan Sliwinski – Sliwinski Floor Covering Services, Inc., Huntingdon Valley, PA
Paul White – Paul G. White Interior Solutions, Portland, ME
Jim Vanhauer – Commercial Flooring Systems, Inc., Omaha, NE

“We are thankful for Cheryl’s leadership during her three-year tenure as chair and very pleased that she will remain on the board,” said Jeanne Matson, President &  CEO of Starnet. “We also look forward to working with new Chairman, Chuck Bode, who has demonstrated exceptional strategic leadership on the Board of Directors, Membership Committee and other strategic initiatives.”

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