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Vice President of Sustainability, Interface Inc.
George Bandy, Jr. currently serves as the Vice President of Sustainability at Interface, concentrating on global relationships. George is focused on customer intimacy and increase growth within Interface’s largest customers and specifiers by translating the sustainability leadership position of Interface into a direct market advantage.
George provides substantial knowledge of the concepts and practices of sustainability. He believes that looking at opportunities to position environmental, economic and socially responsible solutions for customers can set the standard for other businesses to follow that will result in a brighter future for us all. George is a member of Interface’s Americas Sustainability Council (formerly the Xtreme Green Team).
The Americas Sustainability Council focuses on advancing Mission Zero, Interface’s promise to eliminate any negative impact on the environment by 2020. George is a dynamic speaker and travels extensively as a presenter with lectures covering such topics as: The Business Case for Sustainability, Innovation and Design with Nature in Mind, Greening the Supply Chain, Social Sustainability and Culture Change.
Before coming to Interface, George served as the Sustainable Development Officer for the University of Texas-Houston where his role was to educate, develop and support the University in facility operations, construction,development and business practices that demonstrated minimum negative repercussions on social, economic and environmental issues in their use or application. These practices also had to be efficient in their consumption of energy and natural resources. He supported the Building System Analysis of the School of Nursing and the Student Center at UT Houston.
In addition to his duties at Interface, George also serves on the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors as Chair-Elect. George has been active in the USGBC since its founding in 1995 and has served in leadership capacities on both a national and local level. A LEED Accredited Professional, he is former chairman of the Georgia chapter and had roles on the National Social Equity Committee, the North Carolina Chapter Advisory Board and the Green Economy Board.
George is a native of Opelika, Alabama and a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Environmental Business Management with continued sustainability training at the University of Texas-Houston.