H. David Murray
(706) 837-0008 x. 214
The Meridien Companies founder and Chief Executive Officer, H. David Murray, resides in Key Biscayne, Florida and is a Business School graduate of The Florida State University. Murray began his career in the carpet industry in 1977 with Milliken & Company, a US based textile producer. He quickly rose through the ranks at Milliken and was ultimately responsible for the management of a business segment. In 1985, Murray joined Columbus Mills, Inc. as Vice President of Sales. Upon Columbus Mills’ decision to enter into the commercial market, Murray was tapped to lead the new commercial division, Lotus Carpets as Executive Vice President He successfully developed unique market strategies which grew the business into one of the top three largest carpet hospitality manufacturers providing products to almost every major world hospitality hotel brands.
The US carpet industry consolidated at a rapid rate in the nineties. The number of manufacturers decreased from three hundred to less than thirty by early 2000. Murray saw unique opportunities ahead and left the carpet industry to develop new programs such as the creation of granite and marble fabrication from off shore sources, under the Meridien brand. The Meridien group of companies is now the result.
Murray has four sons, several including, Drew Murray, Regional Sales Manager, Northeast and Michael Murray, being active in the company.