George Bandy Jr. is the chief sustainability officer for Mohawk Flooring North America, where he is responsible for managing the comprehensive concepts and practices of sustainability throughout the company and its family of brands. He proactively identifies opportunities to position environmental, economic and socially responsible solutions for both the organization and its customers so that, together, they can demonstrate the type of sustainability leadership that will result in a brighter future for all.
George is highly sought after as a presenter on key topics such as the business of sustainability, biophilic design, social sustainability, circular economy, greening the supply chain, health and wellness in the built environment and innovative smart and healthy design. He is a 2018 USGBC Leadership Award recipient and was also honored with Floor Covering Weekly’s inaugural GreenStep People Award.
Prior to assuming his current duties, George served as vice president of sustainability for Mohawk Group, the company’s commercial division, and before that, as the vice president of sustainability for Interface. Before entering the flooring industry, George was employed as the university sustainability officer for the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. George is a former chairman of the board of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). He also has served on the board of Second Nature, a nonprofit that champions for higher education institutions to make the principles of sustainability fundamental to every aspect of learning.
George received his bachelor’s degree in English from Morehouse College, where he minored in environmental business management with continued sustainability training at the University of Texas. Additionally, George holds a LEED Accredited Professional credential from USGBC. He is a native of Opelika, Ala.