Dalton, GA, March 13, 2014 -- Joe W. Yarbrough has been named president of the Carpet and Rug Institute, effective March 31.
He will replace current president Werner Braun, who is retiring.
The non-profit CRI represents the manufacturers of more than 95 percent of all carpet produced in the U.S.
Yarbrough was previously at Mohawk Industries, where he most recently served as senior vice president for advanced manufacturing engineering.
Earlier in his career, he spent six years with Coronet Industries and was later vice president for manufacturing for Aladdin Mills when that company merged with Mohawk in 1994.
Yarbrough is a current member and immediate past-chairman of CRI’s Strategic Issues Leadership Council.