Keith Haight to Head ISFA, Chuck Sawyer to Retire

Keith Haight, New ISFA Executive DirectorThe Board of Directors of the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) is pleased to announce that Keith Haight has been named to replace Chuck Sawyer as Executive Director of ISFA.           

Sawyer, a 40-year veteran of the surfacing industry, has been the ISFA Executive Director since 2012 and is retiring from his service to ISFA in order to enjoy more personal time with his grandchildren, expand his hobby of artistic woodworking and have time to travel and create new adventures with his wife, Karen. 

Haight, a decorative surfacing professional, is owner of Maximus Operandi Consulting LLC and former Fabrication Manager with DuPont. His background and experience is in fabrication shop/business management. He will assume his new duties on July 1, 2014, following his relocation to the Pittsburgh area. For the past year Haight has been a volunteer project manager for ISFA, working with Sawyer and the team on solid surface and quartz surfacing fabrication standards, as well as other initiatives.

“It’s truly an honor and privilege to become even more involved in the industry I have known and loved for the past 18 years,” said Haight. “I am humbled to come in after the incredible job Chuck has done to reignite ISFA and will do my best to keep his level of integrity, to work diligently and to grow ISFA into an even greater association than it already is!”

As ISFA looks forward to future growth of the decorative surfacing industry, it is excited about bringing forth some top initiatives to influence this growth as well as help its members’ businesses flourish.

With initiatives revolving around fabrication and business training, standards, CEUs, symposia and other educational forums, ISFA continues to maintain its position as the preeminent trade organization representing fabricators in all categories of the decorative surfacing industry.  Building upon almost 20 years of providing leadership, education and the promotion of surfacing products and opportunities, the ISFA board and staff are poised to create even more exciting opportunities for decorative surfacing fabricators as they support the next generation of industry leaders.

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to helping its members become more profitable through education, fostering professionalism and promoting the countertop industry. For more information see their website