Dalton, Ga.—Carpet Industry Clearinghouse, also known as CINCH, has appointed Bart Rich as president, effective April 3, 2017.
In his new position, Rich will assume responsibility over all aspects of the business and focus on its continued growth and outstanding 24-hour service. Rich, who is married to Ashley Anderson Rich, succeeds his father-in-law, John L. Anderson, who founded and ran the company until his untimely passing in October 2016.
“John started the business out of his home back in 1986 by establishing a local solution for manufacturers to quickly order replacement parts, which John would deliver to them day or night,” said Rich. “His determination and vision grew the company into the multimillion dollar supplier and manufacturer it is today.”
Rich will take the helm as CINCH’s second-generation president, and brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the flooring industry. He has served with such manufacturing giants as Shaw Industries, Mohawk Industries and IVC US, where he held a wide variety of positions in finance, sales and marketing; his most recent title being vice president of marketing for Mohawk Resilient/IVC US. Rich holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and an MBA from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.
“It’s an honor and a privilege for me to pick up my father-in-law’s 30-year legacy,” Rich continued. “I’m extremely excited about the challenge and am looking forward to continuing John’s success and involvement in the community and building upon that to help take CINCH to the next level.”
Founded in 1986, Carpet Industry Clearinghouse is a leading manufacturer and supplier of replacement parts for carpet yarn machinery, specializing in replacement parts for OEM. The 50,000-square-foot facility and in-house machine shop is ideally located in the heart of the carpet capital between Dalton and Calhoun, Ga.