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CRI's president to retire

December 11, 2013
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DALTON, GA — Carpet and Rug Institute Inc. (CRI) President Werner Braun has announced that he will retire from the carpet industry trade group at the end of March, 2014, according to a press release.

Braun made the announcement at the CRI's annual meeting held November 13, in Dalton, the release stated.

According to the release, Braun came to the CRI in 2000 from the Chlorine Chemistry Council, where he served as the senior director of international relations; prior to that, his career included 31 years in analytical chemistry at The Dow Chemical Company.

"Werner Braun has been a stalwart defender and promoter of the carpet industry throughout his time at the Carpet and Rug Institute," said CRI board chairman David Jolly.

"His depth of knowledge on technical issues, combined with his strengths at issues management and consensus-building, have made him an extremely effective leader for the CRI. Werner has set a high bar for his successor," Jolly added.

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