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Mr. Joe W. Yarbrough Jr.

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Phone: (706) ***-****  HQ Phone
The Carpet and Rug Institute Inc
730 College Drive
Dalton, Georgia 30720
United States

Company Description: The CRI is the leading industry source for science-based information and insight on how carpet and rugs create a better environment-for living, working, learning...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • bachelor of science degree , mechanical engineering
    Auburn University
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Joe Yarbrough, CRI's president, right, in Washington D.C. with Rep.
Joe Yarbrough, president of the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), traveled to Washington, D.C. for two days of back-to-back meetings with congressional representatives and the presidents of two allied trade associations.
Though active in government relations for many years on behalf of his former employer, Mohawk Industries, Yarbrough said the recent trip was notable as his first opportunity to meet with congressional representatives on behalf of the entire CRI membership. Yarbrough retired from Mohawk in March as senior vice president for advanced manufacturing engineering.
During his visit, Yarbrough met with Georgia Sen.
In addition to his congressional activities, Yarbrough held separate meetings with counterparts Paul O'Day and Joseph McGuire, presidents of the American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AFMA) and the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), respectively, to discuss issues those associations have in common with CRI.
"While things have eased somewhat since the lows we saw in 2009 and 2010, the carpet industry is still feeling the impact of the distressed housing industry," said Yarbrough.
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Home > Yarbrough named CRI President Carpet Care
Yarbrough named CRI President
DALTON, GA - The chairman and board of directors of the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) announce that Joe W. Yarbrough has been selected to lead the non-profit carpet industry trade group as president. He will begin his duties March 31, replacing current president Werner Braun, who is retiring.
Yarbrough comes to CRI from Mohawk Industries, where he most recently served as senior vice president for advanced manufacturing engineering. Earlier in his career, he spent six years with Coronet Industries and was later vice president for manufacturing for Aladdin Mills when that company merged with Mohawk in 1994.
David Jolly, president and CEO of J&J Flooring Group and current CRI board chairman, says the CRI board of directors is very pleased to welcome Joe Yarbrough as the next president of the CRI.
"With his 40-plus years of carpet industry experience, Joe brings an unprecedented array of knowledge, experience, and insight regarding our customers, markets, and opportunities."
An active supporter of CRI's volunteer leadership, Yarbrough is a current member and immediate past-chairman of CRI's Strategic Issues Leadership Council. According to Jolly, Yarbrough's depth of experience with CRI will benefit the organization as well as the industry as a whole.
"With Joe there will be no ramp-up time in assuming his duties, as he is very knowledgeable of the CRI mission, staff, and goals," he said.
A Georgia native, Yarbrough has resided in Dalton since 1972. He and his wife, Nanette, have five children and eight grandchildren. He is an active member of Grove Level Baptist Church and participates in a number of humanitarian and industry organizations, including Ross Woods Adult Day Services. He is also a member of the board of Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), chairman of the state board of the Technical College System of Georgia, and member and past chairman of the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the board of commissioners for Dalton Utilities.
"I sincerely look forward to working with the CRI member companies and their representatives and the dedicated CRI staff in order to advance the mission and objectives of this great organization, while helping everyone recognize the excellence and value of the products our industry is sending to market," Yarbrough said.
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Joe Yarbrough joined United Way of Northwest Georgia's Board of Directors in 2013. Joe is serving as Alexis de Tocqueville Society Chair, leading the effort to grow the Society's resources and members.
A Georgia native, Joe Yarbrough was born in Rome, and has resided in Dalton since 1972. Joe and his wife of 29 years, Nanette, have five adult children and eight grandchildren.
An active member of Grove Level Baptist Church, Joe currently serves as Chairman of the Long-Range Planning Committee, on the Watchman Prayer Ministry, as an Adult Sunday School Leader, and as an Usher.
He is a graduate of Auburn University (1970) with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has since completed numerous Leadership Development and skill improvement programs.
After six years in various positions with Coronet Industries, Joe joined Aladdin Mills in June, 1978 as Director of Manufacturing.
Also an active community leader, Joe currently serves on the Boards of Directors of:
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