At Shaw Industries, Mr. Murray is responsible for sustainability and product stewardship. He joined Shaw, one of the largest flooring manufacturers in the world producing carpet and other floor coverings for the home and office, in February 2011 after more than 22 years at Herman Miller.
At Herman Miller, a recognized early corporate leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship, Mr. Murray served as EH&S and sustainable business practices leader. The Environmental Quality Action Team that he helped establish led Herman Miller to high-profile recognition as an environmentally progressive company, including a Presidential citation and national recognition. Named Herman Miller’s Director of Environmental Safety and Sustainability in 2006, Mr. Murray was also recognized that year in an article for the “green” issue of Vanity Fair entitled “The Re-Inventors: Green Architects and Designers.”
Murray holds memberships with the Air and Waste Management Association and the National Association of Environmental Managers. He serves on the boards of directors of the Georgia Conservancy and the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE). Murray has served on the board of directors for the University of Michigan’s Corporate Environmental Program, Penn State’s School of Business Sustainability Advisory Board and Aquinas College’s Sustainability Program. He has also served on Michigan Environmental Action Council, West Michigan Sustainability Business Forums, and West Michigan Environmental Action Council’s board of directors. In 2002, Murray co-founded the Sustainable Research Group (SRG), an environmental consulting service created to help other companies implement green initiatives similar to Herman Miller’s.
A LEED-accredited professional, Murray holds an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Northern State College in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and a master’s degree in management from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.