Ray’s passion for sustainability and his desire to preserve the earth for future generations has inspired thousands of individuals and sparked a movement, both within Interface and in the carpet industry and beyond. In short, he has become a corporate version of a rock star, drawing lots of media and public attention.
His journey also has affected him personally in countless ways. The once captain of industry has eschewed his luxury car for a Prius and built an off-the-grid home. In addition to being the Chairman of the Board for Interface, Inc., Ray is an accomplished speaker and author. His latest book – “Confessions of a Radical Industrialist” – expounds upon his first work, “Mid Course Correction” and chronicles his company’s success and his personal journey.
He was named one of TIME International’s “Heroes of the Environment” in 2007. He’s a sought after speaker and advisor on all issues eco, including a stint as co-chairman of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development and as an architect of the Presidential Climate Action Plan, a 100 day action plan on climate that was presented to the Obama Administration.