Shaw Industries has named Paul Murray vp sustainability and environmental affairs. He joins Shaw after more than 20 years with Herman Miller Inc., a manufacturer of office furnishings, chairs and desks. During his tenure there, Murray helped established EQAT, the Environmental Quality Action Team. Through that team and other efforts, Herman Miller achieved high-profile recognition for its environmental initiatives, including a Presidential citation and national recognition as an environmentally progressive company.

  “Paul’s passion, experience and credibility as both an innovator and a corporate sustainability leader will play a vital role in helping us move forward with our commitment to sustainability through innovation,” said Vance Bell, Shaw ceo.

Murray holds memberships with the Air and Waste Management Association, the National Association of Environmental Managers, the American Society of Interior Design and the West Michigan Business Forum. In 2002, he co-founded the Sustainable Research Group (SRG), an environmental consulting service created to help other companies implement green initiatives similar to Herman Miller’s.

Murray and his family will relocate to the Northwest Georgia area from Hudsonville, Mich.