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 22, 2011

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A Look Back: Ray Anderson with CNN’s Barbara Pyle, 1998

A Look Back: Ray Anderson with CNN’s Barbara Pyle, 1998

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August 19, 2011

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Ray Anderson: Great Leader of Our Time Passes

If there was a Dictionary of Green Building, Ray Anderson is whose picture you’d probably see alongside the word “leader.” And I’m saddened to hear that he passed away yesterday, losing a heroic 20 month battle with cancer. Ray was a legend of corporate sustainability, a man whose personal story – a story of an […]

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August 18, 2011

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Tribute to Ray

As a relatively new kid on the block I haven’t had the pleasure of knowing Ray over a long period of time.  Although, such was his prominence in the industry, I’ve known of him and his accomplishments for many years.  As I joined the Interface team however, the long term respect I’d held towards Ray […]

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August 17, 2011

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Ray Anderson: Enlightened CEO and Environmentalist

He took his position as the founder and CEO of Interface, the world’s largest modular carpet manufacturing firm, and made environmental history that is extending into many sustainability commitments for the industrial managers he educated. The loss of Ray Anderson at age 77 took from our country the greatest CEO, the greatest engineer, the greatest […]

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