Julian Saul, president of Shaw Industries, announced today that he plans to retire effective July 14.
Mr. Saul, a veteran of more than 40 years in the carpet business, will remain a consultant to Shaw, the Dalton, Ga.-based flooring giant, according to a statement released by the company.
Jim Bethel, president and chief operating officer of Dalton-based J & J Industries, called Mr. Saul a “prime mover ... in forming the industry as it exists today.”
“He’s noted in the business for his forthright approach to every situation,” Mr. Bethel said. “He’s a plain speaker and a truly good guy.”
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