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Sean Samet Named Executive Director of Wallcoverings Association

CHICAGO—Sean Samet has been named executive director of the Wallcoverings Association, the trade association dedicated to representing, connecting and supporting manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of residential and commercial wallcoverings in North America.

Samet will manage the WA’s programs that gather information on market trends, foster leading business practices, and provide industry education and information through a series of national events, newsletters, CEUs and media partners.

Samet has been active in serving associations since 2005 and honed his skills as Operations Manager for both the National Paper Trade Association and the Association of Prospect Researchers for Advancement. 

He previous association experience includes work for The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors, National Fastener Distributors Association, Product Development Management Association, International Business Brokers Association, The M&A Source, Americas SAP Users Group and the Association for Corporate Growth.

Samet will help manage wallcovering industry sustainability initiatives and maintain standards such as the NSF/ANSI 342 third-party certification for sustainable wallcoverings.