Larry W. McCurdy
, director of Mohawk Industries, Inc., (NYSE: MHK) and Chairman of its Audit Committee, passed away today at the age of 75. Mr. McCurdy had been a member of Mohawk's board since the company's initial public offering in 1992.
"Larry was a key contributor to our growth over the past two decades," said
Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum
, CEO of Mohawk. "He had a distinct perspective that combined all aspects of finance, marketing and manufacturing to positively position a business in a competitive environment. He brought a keen intellect and unique experience that reached across a broad array of subjects. Larry was a strategic thinker who helped us find innovative solutions to the challenges we faced. We will miss his good counsel and friendship. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time."
In addition to his service on the Mohawk Board, Mr. McCurdy served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Echlin Inc. After Echlin's merger with Dana Corporation in 1998, he served as President of the Dana Automotive Aftermarket Group. He had previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Moog Automotive, Inc., until Moog's acquisition by Cooper Industries, Inc. He was Executive Vice President - Operations for Cooper following the acquisition. Mr. McCurdy also served on the Boards of Directors of Affinia Group Inc., General Parts, Inc. and Lear Corporation.
Mohawk is a leading supplier of flooring for both residential and commercial applications. Mohawk offers a complete selection of carpet, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone, vinyl, and rugs. These products are marketed under the premier brands in the industry, which include Mohawk, Karastan,
, Lees, Bigelow, Dal-Tile, American Olean, Unilin and Quick Step. Mohawk's unique merchandising and marketing systems assist its customers in creating the consumer's dream. Mohawk provides a premium level of service with its own trucking fleet and over 250 local distribution locations.
SOURCE Mohawk Industries, Inc.