Randall Weis, President of RD Weis Companies, is the new Chair of Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership, a commercial flooring cooperative of locally owned, full-service commercial flooring contractors in North America.

Mr. Weis brings to his mission a strong entrepreneurial spirit and years of experience in  environmentally friendly flooring solutions. "I plan to support Starnet's growth by encouraging a larger role in key industry issues such as recycling initiatives and sustainability," Mr. Weis said.

"The outstanding craftsmanship of our local StarNet independent contractors," Mr. Weis continued, "can be paired with the ability of the commercial flooring industry to reduce energy use, save water, promote the use of non-toxic materials, and recycle and reclaim flooring in order to stay out of landfills. It's good for the environment and great for business's bottom lines."

Jeanne Matson, President and CEO of Starnet, noted Mr. Weis's management abilities, marketing flair, and skill at integrating today's technology as particular strengths he brings to Starnet's ongoing growth and success. "At Starnet, when we say that 'our strength is in our numbers' it's not just the number of members we maintain, it's the depth of the knowledge and commitment each member brings to the organization," Ms. Matson said. "Mr. Weis is reliably well-informed, modern in his thinking, and passionate about building consensus to help our industry succeed in the 21st century."

In 2004, RD Weis Companies, in collaboration with designer John Brainard, won first place in the Starnet Design Award competition in the Small Corporate category, for their welcoming, friendly, and playful carpet in Sesame Workshop's busy NYC offices. In 2006, the company won another Starnet Design Award competition, this time in the Difficult Installation category. The award recognized RD Weis Companies's work on behalf of the NYC Marathon, coordinating and overseeing the Willis Avenue Bridge carpet installation to make the surface suitable for runners.