Russ DeLozier Named New President of CRI
Dalton, GA, May 31, 2023-The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) board of directors is pleased to announce industry veteran Russ DeLozier will serve as the next president of the CRI, a source for science-based information about carpet and whose members represent more than 90% of the carpet manufactured in the U.S.
DeLozier will begin his new role at CRI on June 1.
During his career, DeLozier has held a variety of positions with DOW, Shaw Industries, J+J Flooring, and Engineered Floors, where he garnered industry experience, particularly within sustainability and carpet recycling.
For the past 12 years, DeLozier served as a vital leader on the CRI’s EPR panel, where he twice received CRI’s Joseph J. Smrekar Memorial Award in recognition for outstanding volunteer service to the industry.
The search for the CRI president was launched in January 2023 after the retirement announcement of Joe Yarbrough, who has served in role since March 31, 2014.
Mr. DeLozier holds a degree in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He resides in Dalton, Ga, with his wife of over 35 years, Kirby and he has 3 grown children.