ERIC ASTRACHAN: Executive Director Tile Council of North America (TCNA)

Eric Astrachan is the Executive Director of the Tile Council of North America (TCNA).  TCNA is a leader in the development of tile industry criteria for health and safety, sustainability, material and environmental transparency, international certification, and dozens of quality standards protecting consumers.

NPR Marketplace Morning Report interviewed TCNA’s Executive Director, Eric Astrachan, regarding testimony he provided at USTR’s Section 301 Hearing on August 21, 2018. Mr. Astrachan spoke further on the subject, specifically, tile products from China subject to 10% duty with the recently implemented 301 tariffs, with Kai Ryssdal of NPR Marketplace Report on  September 18, 2018.

TCNA members manufacture ceramic tile, tile installation materials, tile equipment, raw materials and other tile-related products, along with importers and distributors that support the educational and standards-development initiatives of TCNA.

We find solutions through consensus-building, research and testing, advocacy, and outreach. TCNA members represent well-over 95% of tile industry manufacturing in North America, while our stakeholder outreach directs major labor, environmental, health, and safety initiatives. Established in 1945 as the Tile Council of America (TCA), it became the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) in 2005. This name change reflects its membership expansion to all North America.