Vice president, sustainability and environmental affairs Shaw Industries
Paul Murray is responsible for sustainability and product stewardship at Shaw Industries. Murray joined Shaw, one of the largest flooring manufacturers in the world, in February 2011 after more than 22 years at Herman Miller. At Herman Miller, 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. Named Herman Miller’s director of environmental safety and sustainability in 2006, Murray was also recognized that year in an article for Vanity Fair’s “Green” issue entitled “The Re-Inventors: Green Architects and Designers.” In 2014, he was one of the first individuals inducted into the Grand Rapids Sustainability Hall of Fame. Murray was recently named a finalist in the 2016 International Circulars Awards.