3/26/2018
We are very pleased to share our Spring 2018 Face of MFMA, Chuck Maricle. Below are a few questions we asked Chuck to share, giving us some perspective on his job, organization, daily life and how he is making an impact on the sports flooring industry.
 
MFMA: How did you get your start in the sports floor industry?

CM: I was the central regional manger for Norament, the studded rubber tile company. Cincinnati Floor was my representative in Cincinnati. I sold a few jobs to Jay Stoehr, and during that process, he asked if I would have any interest in working for Cincinnati Floor. I started June, 1985. 

MFMA: Who was the biggest influence in your career?

CM: I have been very lucky to have had many folks help me as I learned the recreational flooring industry. Because I was working so closely with Jay, MFMA Hall of Famer, Jim Stoehr spent a lot of time with us early on. I was lucky to have been able to spend time with Jim before he retired. I moved to Indianapolis in 1988 to run the Indy office. At that time, I was influenced strongly by another MFMA Hall of Famer, Doug Drenik. Doug has continued to mentor me thought my career at Cincinnati Floor. 

MFMA: How does your company help the sports flooring industry?

CM: Cincinnati Floor has been committed to educating Architects and end users on the many benefits available to them with the high performance systems that are on the market today. 

MFMA: What do you feel are your keys to success?

CM: I believe whatever success we have had, can be attributed to hard work, and always trying to do the right thing. 

MFMA: What one thing has impacted the sports flooring industry the most in your career?

CM: The greatest impact in our industry has to be the introduction of D.I.N. testing in the mid to late 80's. Since then, we have moved on to other types of tests, making the P.U.R. our industry standard. 

MFMA: Do you have a saying or mantra that helps you stay motivated or motivate others?

CM: Our success is based on the number of people we talk to. You are not doing anyone any good sitting here, go see someone. 

MFMA: What is the weirdest thing you have ever seen done to a sports flooring surface?

CM: I once saw an ice sculpture set directly on a gym floor. 

MFMA: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

CM: I hope to be on a golf course somewhere, getting monthly updates on the success of Cincinnati Floor Co.

Please forward submissions for the Fall 2018 Face of MFMA to Heather Currier and remember ALL employees at any member organization or company is eligible for nomination.  Back to top