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CARE names executive director

August 21, 2012

DALTON, GA — The Board of Directors of Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has selected Dr. Robert Peoples as the new executive director of the industry-led coalition dedicated to the landfill diversion of carpet, according to a press release.

Dr. Robert Peoples

"Dr. Peoples' experience in sustainability, the carpet industry and the CARE organization itself make him the ideal choice," said CARE Board Chairman and Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) President Werner Braun.

Dr. Peoples, who currently serves as executive director of the American Chemistry Society's Green Chemistry Institute, was CARE's first executive director, holding the post from 2004-2008, the release stated.

According to the release, Dr. Peoples earned an undergraduate degree in chemistry and mathematics from Montclair State University, a Master's in physical organic chemistry and Doctorate in physical organic chemistry from Purdue University.