In Memoriam

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of our beloved founder and chairman, Ray Anderson today, August 8, 2011.

Ray waged an epic battle against cancer that reflected his strong spirit and his tenacity. Our time with him was too short, but the time that he had was enough to see his family grow, to welcome his first great-grandchild, to see not just one vision but two become real: to see his business flourish and his vision of a sustainable Interface become a beacon for other companies to follow. We’d have liked to see Ray standing beside us as we reach that metaphorical peak — the top of Mt. Sustainability — but rest assured that we will stay the course and keep Ray’s vision alive.

I know you join me in offering Mrs. Anderson, Mary Anne and Jaime Lanier, and Harriett and Phil Langford and their families our sympathy, and in keeping them in our thoughts and prayers. Ray’s family and the Interface family appreciate your sharing your thoughts here, with us and with one another.

Dan Hendrix, President and Chief Executive Officer, Interface, Inc.

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August 30, 2011

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Video Recording of Ray C. Anderson Memorial Service

Yesterday’s memorial service for Interface Founder and Chairman Ray Anderson is now available for viewing online at The two hour service will be at this address for the next 30 days and then will be permanently archived on the Interface global website. While we had over 1,000 viewers across 27 countries tune in, power […]

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August 25, 2011

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Ray C. Anderson Memorial Service Webcast

On Monday, August 29th we are holding a memorial service to honor our much beloved Chairman and Founder Ray Anderson. Whether you have known Ray for years or perhaps just knew of him, the service will pay tribute to a man who has positively impacted all of our lives. We would not be here without […]

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August 23, 2011

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Why Did I Join Interface? Ray Anderson.

In the late 90’s I was working as a salesman for a contractor in Melbourne. One of our suppliers was Interface and we were lucky enough to be invited to a breakfast meeting with Ray and Paul Hawken. In reality it wasn’t so much the sustainability speech but the man himself, there was always something […]

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