Ron VanGelderen is retiring as president of The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) after 20 years at the helm of the organization. Succeeding him as president is Werner Braun, who formerly worked as senior director of international affairs at the Chlorine Chemistry Council of the Chemical Manufacturers Association.

VanGelderen will continue with CRI through the end of the year as president emeritus to assist with the leadership transition process and serve on special assignments.