MSI Announces Retirement of Founder/CEO Manu Shah

M S International, Inc. (MSI) announced that after a 47-year career as founder and CEO, Manu Shah is retiring from MSI.

After trials and tribulations, the Shah’s have built a successful organization with $2.8 billion in revenue, supporting the lives and livelihoods of more than 3,000 worldwide employees. The company has more than 45 showrooms and distribution centers in greater North America. As a top 20 importer in the U.S., MSI features 10 product lines with thousands of on-trend products. As a leading employer, MSI helps support more than 400,000 families and 1.6 million people around the world.

“Success is a never-ending journey, it’s like climbing a mountain. When you reach the top of the summit and look below, you forget all the pain it took you to reach the top. You see the beautiful surroundings below and look forward to the other mountains yet to climb… You have to keep climbing, sometimes fast [and] occasionally slow, and start fresh every day,” said Shah. “Thank you, Team MSI for continuing our mission of making dream surfaces attainable. I look forward to this company growing forever.”

Manu will officially have the title of CEO Emeritus and will serve to advise and coach many leaders at MSI including his two sons Raj and Rup Shah.

Co-Presidents, Raj and Rup Shah are the successors and have officially been promoted to co-CEOs. “We look forward to continuing to build MSI using all of the lessons and tools our parents have provided us,” said Raj Shah. “We would like to thank our parents for guiding us and assure them we will continue their vision for MSI,” said Rup Shah.

While Manu has had much success over the last 47 years, he has never lost focus of philanthropic efforts and giving back to the community locally and globally. Manu plans to continue his philanthropic efforts in his retirement in addition to spending even more quality time with his grandchildren. To read more about MSI’s charitable trust visit

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