Atlanta—Interface, Inc. announced the appointment of Jay Gould as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Gould, who was most recently CEO of American Standard Brands, will oversee global operations, marketing and organizational development for the carpet tile manufacturing company that is a recognized leader in sustainability worldwide.
“Jay’s proven track record of creating value for some of the most successful international corporations in the world drew us to him,” said Daniel T. Hendrix, chairman and CEO of Interface. “However, it is his focus on the power of purpose that makes him the right fit for Interface. Jay will help us design a future for our company that builds on our legacy and that maximizes our potential to be a high-performing organization while also fulfilling our mission of being environmentally and socially progressive.”
“I can’t imagine a company that is doing a better job of combining mission and performance,” Gould said. “It is an honor to be part of a company that has such strong roots in entrepreneurship, innovation and stewardship and whose founder, Ray Anderson, was nothing short of a game-changer. The prospect of helping Interface define its path forward is incredibly exciting to me.”