Paxar Corporation, providers of identification and tracking solutions to retailers and apparel manufacturers, has announced the election of David L Kolb as a director of the company. Mr Kolb is currently chairman of the board of Mohawk Industries Inc, a $3.3bn manufacturer of carpets and rugs. Mr Kolb, who joined Mohawk in 1980, retired as chief executive officer effective January 1, 2001 after having served in that capacity since 1988. Prior to joining Mohawk, he held various executive positions with Allied-Signal Corporation.