H. Arthur "Art" Williams, former president and CEO of Mannington Mills, passed away September 25 after suffering a massive stroke. He was 80.

Williams came to Mannington in October 1961 and was a part of the Mannington leadership team for over 25 years, retiring in 1987.

His partnership with John B. Campbell enabled Mannington to grow from a family run business into a professionally managed, world-class organization, according to Mannington.

The World Floor Covering Association elected Williams to their Hall of Fame in 1992. Other honors include the Retail Floorcovering Institute's Jack Beckwith Award for outstanding service to the industry and the Floorcovering Industry Foundation's annual Special Honoree Award.

A graduate of RPI in New York, Williams also served in the United States Marine Corp in combat in World War II and Korea.

Williams is survived by his wife, Mary and two daughters, Mary and Ann.