CRI President Joe Yarbrough Announces Retirement
Dalton, GA, January 25, 2023-After 55 years serving the carpet industry, Joe Yarbrough, president of The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), announced his intent to retire later this year.
Over the next several months, CRI will prepare for this important leadership transition.
On March 31, 2014, Yarbrough became the president of CRI, an industry trade association that serves as a source for science-based information about carpet and whose members represent more than 90% of the carpet manufactured in the U.S. Prior to leading CRI, Yarbrough held various positions at Coronet Industries, Aladdin Mills and Mohawk Industries, most recently serving as executive vice president of operations at Mohawk.
When Jeff Lorberbaum finished college and joined his parents’ Aladdin business, Yarbrough was assigned the responsibility of teaching Jeff details of the business.