Ray Anderson: An Appreciation | GreenBiz.com

Posted by Trish Riley, August 9, 2011

What is there to say about Ray Anderson, the iconic and iconoclastic industrialist, who passed away today at age 77 after a nearly two-year battle with cancer? Over the past two decades, he has been deservedly celebrated and awarded like almost no one else in the world of green business.

Anderson, you likely know, was founder and chairman of Interface, Inc., the Georgia-based carpet maker that has set what may well be the highwater sustainability benchmark of any industrial company. That benchmark was Anderson’s doing, way back in the early 1990s, when he experienced the “spear in the chest” epiphany that would launch the thousand or more speeches he would subsequently make around the world, along with writing two inspiring books.

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