CRI taps industry veteran Richard Turner as technical director

Home Press Release CRI taps industry veteran Richard Turner as technical director

Dalton, Ga.—Richard Turner, a 45-year veteran of the carpet industry, will be joining The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) as director of technical services and programs.

“Richard is an expert in many aspects of the flooring industry and he will be a great addition to our team at CRI,” said Joe Yarbrough, CRI president.

Turner most recently served as the senior manager of sustainability & regulatory affairs at Mohawk Industries. He also has work experience in laboratory management and quality assurance for Mohawk. Turner has been active with CRI, serving on a number of committees and panels, including the Product Performance and Standards panel that oversees the organization’s testing programs and standards.

“I am honored to join this influential organization in a new capacity,” said Turner. “I look forward to helping CRI support the carpet industry’s continued growth and innovation.”

Turner also served in several leadership roles as a company representative with the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM). He was awarded ASTM’s 2002 Certificate of Appreciation for the development of a “Guide for Testing Pile Yarn Floor Covering,” which was developed to aid architects, specifiers and buyers in evaluating carpet for the intended end use application. He also was awarded the 2014 ASTM “Honorary Membership Award,” for his years of leadership.

Must Read

Välinge launches latest generation of 5G inserters

Välinge has recently launched a new generation of 5G inserters, optimized for all types and widths of 5G tongues. The changeover between tongue widths and...

Shaw names Kirkpatrick CFO, Jackson set to retire

Dalton—Jim Kirkpatrick has been named Shaw Industries’ chief financial officer as Ken Jackson, current chief financial officer, announces his retirement effective July 1. Kirkpatrick joined...

Armstrong Flooring products earn seven Starnet Design Awards

Lancaster, Pa.—Designers and commercial flooring contractors partnered with Armstrong Flooring on projects that won seven 2020 Design Awards from Starnet Commercial Flooring, including the...

FCIF awards grant for industry member with catastrophic medical need

Since 1981, the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF) has been assisting flooring workers who are faced with catastrophic illnesses, life-altering injuries and severe disabilities....

CCA Global Partners’ LIFT 2020 Conference kicks off

CCA Global Partners kicked off a month-long experience for members of Carpet One Floor & Home, ProSource, Flooring America/Flooring Canada, The Floor Trader and...

Starnet announces winners of 2020 Design Awards

Columbus, Ohio—Starnet Commercial Flooring has announced the winners of the 22nd annual Starnet Design Awards. The awards, which were held virtually on June 2,...
X