Armstrong taps former G.E. manager Galbato to lead Floor Products group
"Chan is a unique individual with great vision and energy," said Armstrong Chairman and CEO Michael D. Lockhart. "A talented and accomplished leader, he has an impressive track record of innovation and team-building across a broad range of business disciplines, including operations, finance, and customer service. I know Chan will lead Armstrong's Floor Products with passion and enthusiasm."
Galbato career highlights include senior management positions at various divisions of General Electric, most recently president and CEO of Coregis, a G.E. Capital insurance company. Earlier, he was a general manager at G.E. divisions including Medical Systems from 1996-1998 in Milwaukee; Appliances from 1993-1996 in Louisville, Ky.; and Transportation Systems from 1989-1993 in Erie, Pa. He was at GE's corporate headquarters from 1988-1989 in Schenectady, N.Y., and the Aircraft Engine Division from 1987-1988 in Cincinnati. After completing his studies, Galbato spent two years playing minor league baseball for the Montreal Expos.
Galbato received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Fredonia and his MBA with honors from the University of Chicago.