Obituary: Roger Tintner, CFA – Floor Covering News

Roger TintnerRoger Tintner, former president of the Chicago Floorcovering Association (CFA), died in March 2021 of complications from COVID-19.

“We were all saddened by the news of Roger Tintner’s recent and untimely passing last month,” the group said in an announcement. Roger succumbed to COVID-19 while wintering in Florida.

Tintner was the CFA president in 1984 and a longtime member of the board of directors. The group said his contributions to the CFA were countless.

Professionally, Tintner was one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry in the carpet cushion field. He also proved to be a highly skilled salesperson and a true leader, the CFA said.

In the mid-1970s, he began his career in the pillow business at General Felt Industries and worked there for over 15 years. From there he led the cushion division of Carpet Cushion and Supplies for over 20 years. The company said it had very close relationships with the most influential suppliers and customers in the flooring industry, especially in the Chicago area.

The group said that Tintin was famous for his great personality and was always the most neat person in the room. He was kind, generous, and had a genuine concern for his customers and friends – there was always something there for everyone who needed something, the CFA said.

He will be sorely missed for his great fun stories about the industry, his loyal appreciation to his customers and his love for the flooring industry, the company added.

He leaves behind his wife Sharon, his children and five grandchildren. Tintner was very proud that his son, Marc, was following him into the industry. He’s a regional vice president at Shaw.

The CFA said the family plans to hold a memorial and celebration of Roger’s life in the coming months.

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