Mohawk’s Mike Zoellner Retires After 40 Years

Mohawk’s vice president of marketing services Mike Zoellner recently announced his retirement from Mohawk Industries, ending a successful 40-year career in the flooring industry.

With dual degrees in applied math and computer science, Zoellner started his career as a software developer for Cort Furniture Rental, then owned by Mohawk Industries. In 1982, he began his career in the flooring industry, serving various roles in operations at Mohawk, including customer service, samples, production planning, supply chain management, sales and, eventually, the leader of information services.

Today, as the vice president of marketing services, Zoellner leads associates in the strategy and implementation of the organization’s award-winning training, digital lead generation and retailer support services. His team has consistently ranked in Training Magazine’s Top 125 and, most recently, earned Google Certification—the first U.S. manufacturer to earn the prestigious designation.

Over the years, Zoellner also has offered his time and valued expertise to multiple industry organizations. He has sat on the boards of The Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI), World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) and Floorcovering Consumer Credit Association (FCCA).

An avid runner and cyclist, he has completed more than 200 races and logged thousands of miles. He and three friends set a world record when they biked from California to Georgia in six days. Zoellner has qualified for six U.S. Triathlon teams and participated on four. In 1996, Zoellner had the honor of carrying the Olympic torch at the start of the Atlanta games. And in 1999, 2000 and 2005 he participated in the Ironman World Championships.