Interface recently announced that Jay D. Gould, president and chief operating officer (COO), has been appointed CEO, effective March 3, 2017. Gould will succeed Daniel T. Hendrix, who served as CEO for nearly 16 years. Hendrix will continue his involvement with the company remaining as chairman of the Board of Directors.

Having worked alongside Hendrix for the past two years overseeing global operations, marketing, and organizational development, Gould was a key driver of the company’s recent expansion beyond carpet tile into modular resilient flooring, with its debut luxury vinyl tile offering coming to market in 2017. Prior to joining Interface in 2015, Gould served as CEO of American Standard Brands. In Gould’s 20 years of experience, he also helped globalize brands such as Minute Maid, Dasani, Graco, and Rubbermaid.

“I have every confidence in Jay’s ability to build upon the company’s success and lead Interface into a new stage,” said Hendrix. “Jay’s energy is contagious and motivational. His style of leadership, combined with his global brand experience and passion for Interface, makes him the perfect successor.”

“Dan has established his legacy as a tremendous leader, focused on the powerful combination of business performance and purpose,” said Gould. “I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to work with and steer this inspired and talented Interface team across the globe. Like Dan, I’m optimistic that we can be a successful, profitable and growing business while creating positive impacts in our communities and more broadly in the world, and I’m eager to lead Interface into its next era of growth and evolution.”

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