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Interface Inc (TILE.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Daniel Hendrix

62 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Jay Gould

57 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Bruce Hausmann

47 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Kathleen Owen

53 2015 Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President

Robert Coombs

58 2008 Senior Vice President, President - Asia-Pacific

Gregory Bauer

41 2017 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance

J. Chadwick Scales

53 2016 Vice President and Chief Marketing, Innovation & Design Officer

David Foshee

46 2017 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Matthew Miller

48 2015 Vice President, President - Americas

Nigel Stansfield

49 2016 Vice President, President - Europe

Christopher Kennedy

53 2017 Lead Independent Director

John Burke

55 2013 Independent Director

Andrew Cogan

54 2013 Independent Director

Carl Gable

77 2017 Independent Director

K. David Kohler

50 2006 Independent Director

Erin Matts

40 2016 Independent Director

James Miller

76 2000 Independent Director

Sheryl Palmer

55 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Daniel Hendrix

Mr. Daniel T. Hendrix is a Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Hendrix joined the Company in 1983 after having worked previously for a national accounting firm. He was promoted to Treasurer of the Company in 1984, Chief Financial Officer in 1985, Vice President-Finance in 1986, Senior Vice President-Finance in 1995, Executive Vice President in 2000, and President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2001. He was elected to the Board in October 1996, and was elected Chairman of the Board in October 2011. In March 2017, Mr. Hendrix retired from the role of Chief Executive Officer, but continues to serve as non-executive Chairman. Mr. Hendrix served as a director of office technology solutions provider Global Imaging Systems, Inc. from 2003 to 2007, and has served as a director of American Woodmark Corporation since May 2005. With more than 30 years of service at the Company, Mr. Hendrix brings to the Board a unique understanding of our strategies and operations. His experience extends to virtually all aspects of the Company’s business, but with a particular emphasis on strategic planning and financial matters. His tenure provides consistent leadership to the Board, and facilitates the interrelationship between the Board and the Company’s executive leadership team.

Jay Gould

Mr. Jay D. Gould is a President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Gould was elected as a director in May 2016. He joined the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in January 2015, was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in January 2016, and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in March 2017. From 2012 to January 2015, Mr. Gould was the Chief Executive Officer of American Standard Brands, a kitchen and bath products company. Prior to his employment with American Standard Brands, Mr. Gould held senior executive roles at Newell Rubbermaid Inc., a global marketer of consumer and commercial products, serving as President of its Home & Family business group from 2008 to 2012 and President of its Parenting Essentials business group from 2006 to 2008. He also previously held executive level positions at The Campbell Soup Company (2002-2006) and The Coca-Cola Company (1995-2002). Mr. Gould brings to the Board a broad range of executive level experience at international companies with distribution into both the commercial and consumer channels, with particular expertise in sales, marketing, brand management, strategy and operations.

Bruce Hausmann

Mr. Bruce Hausmann has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of the Company effective April 10, 2017. Mr. Hausmann joins the Company from the food, facilities and uniform services supplier Aramark Corporation, where he has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Aramark's Uniform business unit since 2009, and for Aramark's Refreshment Services business unit since 2014. Prior to joining Aramark, he served as Vice President and Segment Controller for the Interactive Media Group of The Walt Disney Company, which he joined in 2002. He has also previously held finance and controller positions with several software and internet companies.

Kathleen Owen

Ms. Kathleen R. Owen is Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President of the company. She joined us in June 2015 as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Ms. Owen is responsible for the development and oversight of human resources strategies and initiatives for talent management, organization development, learning, compensation, culture and diversity for Interface associates, globally. She came to Interface from Taylor Morrison Home Corporation, a $2.5 billion publicly traded North American real estate developer and home builder, where she served as Vice President of Human Resources from June 2005 to December 2014. Prior to that, she held several human resources positions with experience across the U.S. and Europe with companies including McKesson Technology Solutions, Check-Free Corporation and Lanier Worldwide.

Robert Coombs

Mr. Robert A. Coombs is a Senior Vice President, President - Asia-Pacific of the Company. Mr. Coombs originally worked for us from 1988 to 1993 as a marketing manager for our Heuga carpet tile operations in the United Kingdom and later for all of our European floorcovering operations. In 1996, Mr. Coombs returned to us as Managing Director of our Australian operations. He was promoted in 1998 to Vice President-Sales and Marketing, Asia-Pacific, with responsibility for Australian operations and sales and marketing in Asia, which was followed by a promotion to Senior Vice President, Asia-Pacific. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, European Sales, in May 1999 and Senior Vice President, European Sales and Marketing, in April 2000. In February 2001, he was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer of Interface Overseas Holdings, Inc. with responsibility for all of our floorcoverings operations in both Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, and he became a Vice President of Interface. In September 2002, Mr. Coombs relocated back to Australia, retaining responsibility for our floorcovering operations in the Asia-Pacific region while another executive assumed responsibility for floorcovering operations in Europe. Mr. Coombs was promoted to Senior Vice President of Interface in July 2008.

Gregory Bauer

Mr. Gregory J. Bauer is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance of the company. He joined the Company in 2006 as Financial Reporting Manager, and was promoted to Director of Accounting in 2007, Assistant Vice President and Director of Financial Reporting in 2009, and Vice President and Corporate Controller in 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bauer served as a Manager of Inspections at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and as a Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

J. Chadwick Scales

Mr. J. Chadwick Scales is Vice President and Chief Marketing, Innovation & Design Officer of the company. He joined us in April 2016 as Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer with responsibility for the Company’s innovation strategy and platforms globally. In August 2016, he also became responsible for the Company’s marketing and design strategy, and was named Chief Marketing, Innovation and Design Officer. Prior to Interface, Mr. Scales served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Consumer Packaged Goods division of FOCUS Brands Inc. Prior to joining FOCUS Brands, Mr. Scales was Global Vice President of Marketing and Innovation for The Coca-Cola Company, and before that held a number of leadership positions with Unilever PLC.

David Foshee

Mr. David B. Foshee is a Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Foshee, who previously practiced with an Atlanta-based international law firm, joined us in October 1999 as Associate Counsel. He was promoted to Assistant Secretary in April 2002, Senior Counsel in April 2006, Assistant Vice President in April 2007, Vice President in July 2012, Associate General Counsel in May 2014, and Secretary and General Counsel in January 2017.

Matthew Miller

Mr. Matthew Miller is Vice President, President - Americas of the company. He joined us in June 2015 as Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, and became President of our Americas business in June 2016. He came to Interface from American Standard Brands, where he was Senior Vice President of Innovation and Strategy from April 2013 to May 2015. Mr. Miller also was an independent consultant to American Standard Brands from February 2012 to April 2013. Previously, he served as Global Vice President-Finance of the Juvenile Products Segment of Newell Rubbermaid Inc. from 2008 to 2011, and as Director of Strategy and Corporate Development for Newell Rubbermaid from 2006-2008. He also has worked with a number of other global organizations, including Kraft Foods and Zyman Group.

Nigel Stansfield

Mr. Nigel Stansfield is Vice President, President - Europe of the company. He was the Operations Manager for Firth Carpets (our former European broadloom operations) at the time it was acquired by us in 1997. For two years following that acquisition, Mr. Stansfield served as Manufacturing Systems Manager, part of a global project team that designed and implemented MRP manufacturing software systems at seven of our manufacturing plants. In 1999, he returned to Firth Carpets as Operations Director. In 2002, he became a member of our European research and development team focusing on our sustainability initiatives, and in 2004, he became Product and Innovations Director for all of our European Operations. In 2010, he joined our European management team as Senior Vice President of Product, Design and Innovation, before being named Vice President and Chief Innovations Officer for the Company in March 2012. In December 2016, he became President of our business serving Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Christopher Kennedy

Mr. Christopher G. Kennedy is Lead Independent Director of Interface, Inc., since May 2000. He is the Chairman of Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises, Inc., a real estate development company, and currently is running as a Democratic candidate for governor of Illinois. He was the President of MMPI (Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., a subsidiary of Vornado Realty Trust based in Chicago, Illinois) from 2000 to 2012. He has served on the board of trustees of Ariel Mutual Funds since 1994, and has served on the board of directors of Knoll, Inc. since November 2014. Mr. Kennedy also serves on the boards of two nonprofit organizations, one charitable foundation, and three private companies, and is active in several educational and civic organizations. From 2009 to January 2015, Mr. Kennedy served on the board of trustees of the University of Illinois. Mr. Kennedy also currently serves as the Lead Independent Director of the Board. Mr. Kennedy brings to the Board substantial executive level experience that is particularly beneficial to our strategies and sales and marketing efforts in the corporate office and retail market segments. His insight into governmental and economic affairs and his civic involvement also are valuable to the Board.

John Burke

Mr. John P. Burke is Independent Director of Interface, Inc. Mr. Burke was elected as a director in July 2013. Since 1997, Mr. Burke has been Chief Executive Officer of Trek Bicycle Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of bicycles, and a company with a mission to help the world use the bicycle as a simple solution to complex problems. He served as chairman of President George W. Bush’s President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports, and is a founding board member of the Bikes Belong Coalition. Mr. Burke also serves on the board of Trek Bicycle Corporation. Mr. Burke brings to the Board extensive executive level business experience at a manufacturing company that is focused primarily on sales in the consumer channel and with an emphasis on sustainability and innovation.

Andrew Cogan

Mr. Andrew B. Cogan is Independent Director of Interface, Inc., since January 09, 2013. Mr. Cogan was elected to the Board in January 2013. Since 2001, Mr. Cogan has been the Chief Executive Officer of Knoll, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of branded office furniture products and textiles recognized for innovation and modern design. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Knoll and held several positions in Knoll’s design and marketing group worldwide, including Executive Vice President - Marketing and Product Development and Senior Vice President. Mr. Cogan is a director of Knoll and cabinet manufacturer American Woodmark Corporation, as well as two nonprofit organizations. He brings to the Board executive level experience at an international manufacturing company in the commercial interiors industry, and an extensive background in design and marketing.

Carl Gable

Mr. Carl I. Gable is Independent Director Director of Interface, Inc. He was elected as a director in March 1984. He practiced business, securities and international law for 26 years, most recently with the Atlanta-based law firm of Troutman Sanders LLP from 1996 until his retirement in 1998. Mr. Gable now is a private investor. His prior experience includes service as the Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Intermet Corporation, which was a publicly traded company that manufactured components for automotive and industrial applications. Mr. Gable served as a director of bank holding company Fidelity Southern Corporation from July 2000 to November 2002, and currently serves on the boards of two nonprofit organizations. Mr. Gable also currently serves as the Lead Independent Director of the Board. Mr. Gable brings to the Board substantial expertise and executive level experience in matters such as strategic planning, corporate finance and accounting, capital markets, risk management, corporate governance and international business.

K. David Kohler

Mr. K. David Kohler is an Independent Director of Interface, Inc., Mr. Kohler was elected as a director in October 2006. Since April 2015, he has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Kohler Co., a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, interior furnishings, engines and power generation systems, and an owner and operator of golf and resort destinations. His previous positions at Kohler include President and Chief Operating Officer (2009 to 2015), Executive Vice President (2007 to 2009) and Group President of the Kitchen and Bath Group (1999 to 2007). Mr. Kohler was formerly a chairman of the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s Board of Governors of Manufacturing. He has served as a member of the board of Kohler Co. since 1999, and also is a director of ceramic tile and natural stone manufacturer and distributor Internacional de Cerámica, S.A.B. de C.V., a public company traded on the Mexican Stock Market. Mr. Kohler brings to the Board extensive business experience from his service in executive positions at a manufacturing company with international operations and distribution into both commercial and consumer channels.

Erin Matts

Ms. Erin A. Matts is Independent Director of the Company. Since February 2016, she has served as the North America Chief Executive Officer of Annalect, Inc., a provider of data driven marketing strategy. (Annalect, Inc. is the data and digital media division of Omnicom Media Group, which in turn is a division of Omnicom Group Inc.) Ms. Matts previously held leadership roles in agency, publishing and branding at global companies, including prior service as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Glam Media and global director of digital connections at Anheuser-Busch InBev. Ms. Matts brings to the board a sophisticated view on data as a driver of business-to-business marketing, as well as experience in marketing, advertising, and translating market data into growth opportunities.

James Miller

Mr. James B. Miller, Jr., is Independent Director of Interface, Inc. Since 1979, Mr. Miller has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Southern Corporation, the holding company for Fidelity Bank. He also has served in various capacities at Fidelity Southern Corporation’s affiliated companies, including as Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank from 1977 to 1997 and from 2003 to 2004, Chairman of Fidelity Bank from 1998 to the present, and Chairman of LionMark Insurance Company since 2004. Prior to his banking experience, Mr. Miller practiced law. Mr. Miller has served on the board of supply chain management and enterprise software solutions provider American Software, Inc. since 2002, and currently serves on the boards of three private companies and five nonprofit organizations. Mr. Miller brings to the Board extensive executive level experience at a publicly traded company, particularly in the areas of banking, capital markets, corporate finance and accounting.

Sheryl Palmer

Ms. Sheryl D. Palmer is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Palmer was elected as a director in October 2015. Since 2007, Ms. Palmer has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Morrison Home Corporation, a publicly traded leading North American home builder and developer, after previously serving as Executive Vice President for the West Region of Morrison Homes. Her previous experience includes senior leadership roles at Blackhawk Corp. and Pulte Homes/Del Webb Corporation, each homebuilders and developers of retirement communities, where she last held the title of Nevada Area President at Pulte/Del Webb Corporation. Ms. Palmer also currently serves on the board of directors of one nonprofit organization. She brings to the Board extensive executive level experience in the residential building industry, including leadership in the areas of sales and marketing, building development, strategy and operations management.