Mohawk Industries strengthens is sustainability efforts with the recent executive appointments of Bill Kilbride to Chief
Sustainability Officer and Jenny Cross to Directory of Sustainability. Both are new positions at Mohawk working toward
environmental compliance, recycling, green flooring development, and conservation. Mohawk Greenworks™ is the umbrella
of eco–friendly initiatives for Mohawk, who is the largest recycler in the flooring industry while also being an
industry leader in manufacturing recycled and renewable flooring.
DALTON (October 21, 2009) – Mohawk Industries has further enhanced its sustainability management with two key
appointments. Bill Kilbride has been appointed to Chief Sustainability Officer and Jenny Cross has been promoted to Director
of Sustainability for the company. Both are new positions. Kilbride will also continue to serve as President of Mohawk
Chief Sustainability Officer
As Chief Sustainability Officer, Kilbride will head a sustainability council made up of the presidents of Mohawk
Industries’ three strategic business units and will support the company's total efforts in environmental compliance,
conservation, reuse and recycling. Mohawk's goal is to implement innovative methods to reduce resource utilization
(electricity, water, gas, waste, etc.), champion value–added "green" initiatives, and market additional new products
that deliver greater value.
He will oversee the efforts of Mohawk Industries to reach its sustainability goals and the marketing of Mohawk's
GreenWorks™ initiatives to position Mohawk Industries and its brands as the best choice of choice for sustainable
"Bill understands that what is good for the environment is good for our business, our customers and the consumer. He has
driven many improvements in all our soft surface businesses to drive down waste and increase recycling, and we're looking
forward to his continued leadership in this area," said Chris Wellborn, Mohawk Chief Operating Officer.
Kilbride joined Mohawk in 1993 when it acquired American Rug Craftsmen. Under his guidance, Mohawk Home has become the
largest manufacturer of area rug and related textile products in America. The Mohawk Home Division sells and sources floor
covering and textile products around the world, and in the United States services both major retailers and smaller
Director of Sustainability
Supporting the executive teams as Director of Sustainability, Cross will manage communications around Mohawk
sustainability initiatives, determine opportunities for improved alignment of existing activities, and forge
cross–functional relationships with all of Mohawk's business units to support the goals of the organization. She will
research and define best practices, manage accurate and timely reporting of sustainability programs and institute regular
monitoring programs to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of those programs. She will build relationships with industry
groups and trade organizations to enhance the company's position as a sustainability leader and develop metrics against which
Mohawk can measure and track the success of its efforts.
Cross began her career in flooring in 1992 and came to Mohawk in 2004 as the Soft Surface Brand Manager for Mohawk’s
residential flooring division. She was promoted to Senior Sustainability Manager in 2008.
Cross was instrumental in helping bring Mohawk’s innovative SmartStrand® fiber made with DuPont™ Sorona®
renewably sourced polymer to market. With SmartStrand, 37% of the petroleum used to produce the fiber is replaced with
renewable resources such as corn sugar. Seven yards of carpet made with SmartStrand Fiber made with DuPont Sorona renewably
source polymer save the energy equivalent of one gallon of gasoline.
"Jenny's industry background and her knowledge of our organization’s philosophy, history and vision regarding
sustainability ideally position her for success in this new role. She will continue to work with many groups across the
organization to deliver a strong and meaningful message internally and externally and to ensure that our actions are
consistent with that message," Kilbride said.
Mohawk GreenWorks™ is the umbrella of environmental initiatives for Mohawk Industries. Mohawk is the largest
recycler in the flooring industry, and the leader in recycled and renewable flooring. Mohawk diverts over three billion
pounds of material from landfills each year, and this number is growing. Mohawk’s goal is to develop processes and products
that allow the company to focus on the five "Rs" of the GreenWorks platform: reduce, recover, reuse, renew, and recycle.
Learn more at www.mohawkgreenworks.com.
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Mohawk is a leading supplier of flooring for both residential and commercial applications. Mohawk offers a complete
selection of broadloom carpet, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone, vinyl, rugs and other home products. These products are
marketed under the premier brands in the industry, which include Mohawk, Karastan, Ralph Lauren, Lees, Bigelow,
Dal–Tile, American Olean and Quick–Step. Mohawk's unique merchandising and marketing assist our customers in
creating the consumers' dream. Mohawk provides a premium level of service with its own trucking fleet and over 250 local