CRI members approve restructuring
DALTON, GA — John Wells, president of Interface Americas and chairman of the board of directors of the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has announced board approval for a new organizational structure for CRI, according to a press release.
The changes, which will take effect September 1, 2011, will increase CRI''s effectiveness and allow for greater efficiency in addressing issues facing the carpet industry, the release stated.
According to the release, one key component of the restructuring is the streamlining of CRI''s committees, and the new plan eliminates committees and issue management teams in favor of multi-functional panels assigned to address each of three main categories: Product performance and standards, deselection and extended producer responsibility and issues involving the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE).
"We undertook the reorganization with the expectation that the carpet industry would continue to devote time and resources to dealing effectively with critical issues, and to ensure that our trade association uses those resources as efficiently as possible," said Wells.
"Without question, the new organizational structure will make CRI a more focused and effective organization," said CRI President Werner Braun.
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