CRI Presents 2022 Smrekar Memorial Award

November 9, 2022 CRI Presents 2022 Smrekar Memorial Award

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) Inc. recently presented the Joseph J. Smrekar Memorial Award to Wyatt Rollins.

The institute’s annual award was established by Milliken & Co. in 1998 to honor the late Dr. Joe Smrekar, who volunteered on many CRI committees. CRI staff elected Rollins as this year’s winner for his volunteer efforts in support of the institute’s initiatives. He received the award during CRI’s annual membership meeting, which took place earlier this month.

“Wyatt has been an invaluable leader, and I am grateful for his hard work and dedication,” Joe Yarbrough said, CRI president.

CRI’s new board of directors were also introduced during its annual meeting, and Yarbrough delivered an update on the institute’s activities from the past year.