MARIETTA, GA. — The Mohawk Group has named Rochelle Routman, a proven leader and expert sustainability strategist, as the company’s new Director of Sustainability. Widely regarded as a pioneer in sustainable business, Routman has almost three decades experience driving sustainability programs in both private industry and the public service sector.

Routman comes to the Mohawk Group from Southern Company and Georgia Power, where she served as Chair of the Sustainability Working Group and Environmental Specialist. She previously held sustainability leadership positions with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. She is a member of the Georgia Solar Energy Association and Membership Chair for the Green Chamber of the South.

“Rochelle has a strong track record in sustainability culture development and reporting,” said Jay Imperatori, Senior Vice President of Sales Operations for the Mohawk Group. She has demonstrated outstanding leadership across multiple complex projects, and she brings a significant depth of knowledge and experience to her new role. Rochelle will be an excellent asset to the Mohawk Group’s sustainability program, as well as to our overall business as we work to continue providing customers with industry-leading and environmentally-friendly flooring products.”
“Mohawk is a leader in sustainable innovation and stands head and shoulders above industries in many sectors, not just the flooring industry,” said Routman. “We take pride in the fact that influential companies worldwide look to Mohawk as a model for sustainable business practices. I am delighted to join this outstanding team that I have long respected and look forward to all that we will accomplish together for our commercial customers, which will benefit all of us in a broader sense.”

Routman received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia, and earned a Master of Science in Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has a Certification in Hazardous Materials Management (CHMM) and received accreditation in LEED Operations & Maintenance from the Green Building Certification Institute.

The Mohawk Group:

The Mohawk Group and its four brands – Karastan, Lees, Bigelow and Durkan – are helping to define the new generation of commercial carpeting. A leading manufacturer of award-winning broadloom, modular and custom carpeting for every installation, the Mohawk Group is propelled by its legacy of world class performance, cutting-edge style and sustainable innovation. For additional information about its proven and new generation design solutions, and to learn more about what’s next from the Mohawk Group, visit or call (800) 554-6637. Connect with the Mohawk Group on Facebook and Twitter.

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