Manu Shah

FOUNDER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, MSI

Flooring, countertop, wall tile products distributor … emigrated from India, 1970 … co-founded firm 1975 with wife, Rika; business grew from her desire for p-t work … Manu kept job as engineer at first ... big break 1981 to provide granite for Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C. … multiple Business Journal honors … two-year sales up 31% to $1.1B … 370 employees ... two Wharton School sons now in the business