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Q&A with George Bandy, Jr.

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George Bandy, Jr. serves as vice president of sustainability for Mohawk Group, a leading commercial flooring company. George is responsible for managing the comprehensive concepts and practices of sustainability for Mohawk. He identifies opportunities to position environmental, economic, and socially responsible solutions for both the organization and its customers.

Illustration by: Tristan Chace

Q.What is your greatest fear?
Not living up to my full potential

Q.Which historical figure do you most identify with?
George Washington Carver

Q.Which living person do you most admire?
My father…George Bandy, Sr.

Q.What is your greatest extravagance?
Haberdashery

Q.What is your favorite journey?
To Opelika, Alabama to see my family

Q.What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Good looks (LOL)

Q.Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Expeditiously

Q.What is your greatest regret?
That my grandparents are not here to see the things they saw in me “come to pass”

Q.Which talent would you most like to have?
The ability to sing

Q.What do you consider your greatest achievement?
The birth of my children

Q.If you were to die and come back as one person, who do you think it would be?
The President

Q.If you could choose what to come back as one thing, what would it be?
A tree because it gives to life more than it takes

Q.What is your most treasured possession?
Humility

Q.What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
I don’t allow myself to think in that space

Q.What is your favorite occupation?
Teacher

Q.What is your most marked characteristic?
SMILE

Q.Who are your heroes in real life?
Grandparents, parents, and kids

Q.What is it that you most dislike?
Lack of appreciation

Q.What is your motto?
“Live your creed”

Q.What will you have them put on your tombstone?
He made a difference…