Holly Holton Named Bentley’s Global Director of Sustainability

California’s Largest Commercial Carpet Manufacturer Strengthens Sustainability Leadership with New Team, Renewed ESG Goals

Holly Holton

Bentley Mills, Inc., California’s largest commercial carpet manufacturer, announced July 28 the appointment of Holly Holton as Global Director of Sustainability. Holton, a seasoned industry professional who joined Bentley in 2009 as an Account Executive, will now focus on engaging industry partners on Bentley’s evolving sustainability progress and continued initiatives.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Holly into her new Bentley role. As a company dedicated to exceeding California’s sustainability standards, Bentley will continue to design products to lower our chemicals of concern and carbon footprint,” said Jay Brown, Bentley president and chief operating officer. “Holly will strengthen how Bentley externalizes our advancements in renewable energy, bio-based material, and recycled content.”

Holton has worked in the commercial carpet industry for more than two decades, including as a sustainability manager at Mohawk Group. She also played a key role in guiding the process for Bentley’s LEED® EB-OM Gold certification of its carpet mill, as well as Cradle to Cradle product certification. Holton’s depth of experiences related to sustainability as well as in sales informs her understanding of architecture and designs greatest sustainability concerns. In her new role, she combines her customer-focused expertise and her passion for the environment and climate resolution.

“I’m looking forward to sharing the sustainability work Bentley has done and will continue to do,” said Holton, who is based in Portland, Ore. “Part of the reason I’ve been with Bentley for more than 13 years is their commitment to not only the environment but also the communities we serve. We’ve long been a leader in sustainability and I’m looking forward to playing a more active role in shaping and elevating our efforts, and also championing our mission with industry partners.”

Holton is the newest addition to Bentley’s growing sustainable operations team. Emily Chu, Sustainability and Environmental Manager, joined the team in September 2021 and is primarily focused on operational environmental initiatives as well as product certifications.

As a carbon neutral company that is aiming to be carbon negative by 2030, Bentley is dedicated to designing products, seeking solutions and aligning with partners that lower its chemicals of concern and carbon footprint, while addressing the intersection of climate change and economic and social inequities. Manufactured in the only LEED® EB-OM Gold certified carpet mill, all of Bentley’s products are PVC free, Cradle to Cradle certified, and meet the Red List requirements for the Living Building Challenge.

About Bentley

Defining style, color, quality and service for more than 40 years, Bentley Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets award-winning broadloom, carpet tile, area rugs and LVT products for all commercial interiors across the globe. Bentley is committed to sustainable commerce, and, as the largest commercial carpet manufacturer in California, operates in the only LEED®-EBOM Gold certified carpet mill. For more information, contact Bentley at 800.423.4709 or visit us at bentleymills.com or on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram.