Braun also announced the promotion of Joan Seelaus from senior communications manager to director of communications. Seelaus came to the CRI in August 2001 after a six-year stint at a Washington, D.C.-based strategic communications consulting firm.
In other news, the CRI has posted the carpet industry 2002 Sustainability Report on its Web site at www.carpet-rug.org. The 23-page document highlights the carpet industry's efforts in all three areas of sustainability: environmental, social and economic.
"Ours is a very competitive industry, yet it never ceases to amaze me the amount of unity and common ground on which our industry stands when it comes to that journey toward a sustainable world," Braun said.