Interface Names Bruce Hausmann as Chief Financial Officer
Interface, Inc. (Nasdaq: TILE), the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet, today announced the appointment of Bruce Hausmann as its new Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective April 10, 2017. Hausmann joins Interface from Aramark Corporation, where he served for the past eight years, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Aramark’s Uniform and Refreshment Services business units.
Hausmann brings to Interface nearly 25 years of corporate and operational finance experience, having worked with both public and private global companies across a variety of industries. At Aramark, Hausmann provided financial leadership and operational management to two profitable lines of business servicing over 300,000 customers, with annual revenues of more than $2 billion while leading a team of over 700 financial and operational employees. Prior to joining Aramark, he served for seven years at The Walt Disney Company, most recently as Vice President and Segment Controller for the Interactive Media Group, where he was integral in completing seven acquisitions (six of which were international), and oversaw day-to-day accounting, tax, and financial planning operations in 42 countries.
“Bruce’s international and operational experience managing global teams with a personal and approachable touch makes him a perfect fit for Interface,” said Jay Gould, Interface’s Chief Executive Officer. “I am confident Bruce is the right person to lead Interface’s global financial functions as we enter into our next growth phase, focused on building an industry-leading margin structure, optimizing our global manufacturing operations, and driving growth at twice the industry rate.”
Hausmann will oversee Interface’s global financial and tax functions from its Atlanta, Georgia headquarters, reporting directly to Gould. He joins Interface on the heels of the company’s expansion into modular resilient flooring, with its debut Level Set™ luxury vinyl tile offering coming to market globally in 2017.
“It’s an exciting time to join Interface, as the company embarks into a new era of product innovation and growth,” said Hausmann. “Interface is widely regarded as a mission-oriented organization that values financial performance. Interface is rooted in entrepreneurship, innovation and stewardship, and I am eager to help lead the company as it continues to evolve to meet the needs of its customers and to deliver strong financial results for its shareholders, while staying true to its sustainability legacy.”