John Wells joined Interface in 1994 just months before Ray Anderson had his now-famous “epiphany.” With a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech, John shared with Ray a love of all things Georgia Tech. Joining wholeheartedly in Ray’s journey toward sustainability, John’s enthusiasm and focus underscored his leadership within Interface, leading to increased responsibilities and his current role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Interface Americas. Under Wells’s leadership, the Interface Americas business has expanded into an industry leader. Through the years, John has been a champion in developing and articulating Interface’s Mission Zero brand promise both internally and to the world – a promise to eliminate any negative impact the company has on the environment by 2020.
Serving on the Board of Directors for the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) since 2005, John was elected CRI Board Chair in 2012. He also serves on the Georgia Tech Foundation’s Board of Trustees and the Board of Trustees for the Lovett School.
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