WHITE PLAINS, NY -- David L. Kolb has been elected to the Paxar Corp. board of directors. Kolb, 62, is currently Mohawk Industries chairman of the board.

Kolb, who joined Mohawk in 1980, retired as company CEO on Jan. 1, after having served in that capacity since 1988. Prior to joining Mohawk, he held various executive positions with Allied-Signal Corp.

"We are extremely pleased to have David join our board," said Arthur Hershaft, Paxar chairman and CEO. "He has had a very successful career, and he brings to Paxar a wealth of knowledge and experience. We look forward to his contributions as we drive to grow our business and increase shareholder value."

Paxar is a provider value-added identification and tracking solutions to retailers and apparel manufacturers.