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.