CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.—Bentley Prince Street announced that Anthony Minite will step down as CEO, effective immediately, after 21 years of service with the company. Upon receiving his resignation, the company’s Board of Directors appointed board member and industry veteran Mac Bridger to assume the role of interim CEO while the company completes a thorough search for a permanent replacement.
“For the past two decades, Anthony Minite has helped build Bentley Prince Street into an iconic brand in the carpet industry—one that is widely recognized for its design excellence, innovative manufacturing capabilities and industry-leading sustainability practices,” says Gary Binning, managing partner of Dominus Capital, the controlling shareholders of Bentley Prince Street. “We thank Anthony for his service and contributions to the company and wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Minite joined Bentley Prince Street in 1991 and has held a variety of management positions within the company prior to becoming president in 2002. He was appointed CEO after Dominus Capital purchased Bentley Prince Street from Interface, Inc. in August 2012.
Company officials stated that the search for a new CEO is expected to be brief, given the number of highly qualified candidates available in the industry and the attractiveness of the opportunity to lead the Bentley Prince Street brand going forward. In the coming days, Bridger will hold meetings with employees, customers and strategic partners to discuss the transition and plans for the company going forward.
Bridger’s experience includes nearly 30 years of leadership and work in the carpet industry. From 1993 to 2006, Bridger served as the CEO and president of Collins & Aikman Floorcoverings (later rebranded as Tandus Group, Inc.), which was another investment made in the carpet by the partners of Dominus Capital in 1997. Under his leadership, the company experienced significant growth between 1993 and 2007.
“We are fortunate to have someone as qualified as Mac to serve as interim CEO,” says Binning. “His extensive knowledge of the carpet industry and strong understanding of the company is an asset and makes him a perfect fit for leading the company as we make this transition.”