Submitted by Beaulieu of America
Stating that “your success in life is so dependent on all the opportunities you are presented with and the associates you have working with you and supporting you,” Ralph Boe, president and CEO of Beaulieu of America, accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award presented at the Surfaces 2011 general session in Las Vegas. The award was established by Floor Covering News and was presented by associate publisher Steven Feldman in front of more than 700 attendees.
“Ralph has brought tremendous professionalism to Beaulieu,” said Carl Bouckaert, one of the founders and owners of Beaulieu. “He is highly respected ... and has been instrumental in establishing Beaulieu of America as ‘Employer of Choice’ and ‘Supplier of Choice.’”
Boe holds a doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Maryland and began his career at DuPont, rising to vice president of its polyester division.
He went on to leadership positions at Horizon Industries, Diamond Rug and Carpet Mills, Carpets International and then to Beaulieu in 2001. As he is known to do, Boe was quick to credit others with his remarkable achievement.
“No one person does it all, and it is the ability to get your whole team working together that leads to success,” Boe said.