Armstrong Flooring appoints board chair Larry McWilliams interim CEO

Home News Armstrong Flooring appoints board chair Larry McWilliams interim CEO
Larry McWilliams

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring’s board of directors and Donald R. Maier, president and CEO, have mutually agreed that Maier will step down as CEO, effective immediately. Armstrong Flooring chair Larry S. McWilliams has been elected CEO on an interim basis. He will focus on the company’s near-term strategic priorities and facilitate Armstrong Flooring’s management transition while the company seeks a permanent CEO.

McWilliams, the former president and CEO of Keystone Foods and a former senior executive at Campbell Soup Co., joined the Armstrong World Industries in 2010 and became chair of the board of Armstrong Flooring in 2016 after it was spun off from AWI as an independent, publicly traded company. McWilliams is a longtime executive in the retail and consumer sectors and will remain the chair of board of Armstrong Flooring. He is also the chair of board of Armstrong World Industries.

“We are fortunate to have as our chair a respected industry veteran and an experienced business executive who will provide a steady hand and ensure the Armstrong Flooring team remains focused on leading the company into future, long-term success,” said James C. Melville, an Armstrong Flooring board director. “Larry has committed to be interim CEO for as long as needed to ensure an orderly and seamless transition.”

Maier has resigned from the board of directors and will not stand for re-election at the upcoming 2019 annual meeting.

“It has been my privilege to lead Armstrong Flooring during such a critical phase in the company’s long history,” Maier said. “It has also been my privilege to work with such a dedicated group of colleagues who are committed to leading this great company into its next phase.”

Must Read

USGBC recognizes Shaw Industries for sustainability efforts

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) named Shaw Industries a 2023 Leadership Award recipient during a special ceremony here earlier this...

Q.E.P. sells select Harris Flooring Group assets to Marquis Industries

Boca Raton, Fla. — Q.E.P., manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of installation solutions, announced it has completed the sale of certain assets...

AHF reaches agreement to acquire Crossville

Mountville, Pa.-AHF Products, whose portfolio currently comprises more than a dozen brands, expects to add another well-known name (and category) to its offering. FCNews...

Cali launches Vinyl Windandsea High Tide collection

San Diego—Cali has unveiled the CALI Vinyl Windansea High Tide collection, a lengthier upgrade to its classic Windansea series, now denoted as Low Tide. Designed to...

Emser Tile releases 2024 catalog

Los Angeles—Emser Tile has released its 2023/2024 catalog, available both in print and online. The newly released 450+ page resource offers an extensive and varied...

Latest innovations in subfloor solutions

Most professional installers would agree the ultimate success of any flooring installation largely depends on the condition of the subfloor that lies beneath. To that...
Some text some message..