Board of Directors

Interface, Inc. activities are jointly overseen by an elected and esteemed group of business and organizational leaders. Directors currently serving on the Interface board include the following representatives.

Daniel T. Hendrix


Daniel is the Chairman of the Board for Interface, Inc. Mr. Hendrix was elected Chairman of the Board in October 2011, having served on the board since October 1996. He joined the Company in 1983 after having worked previously for a national accounting firm. He was promoted to Treasurer of the Company in 1984, Chief Financial Officer in 1985, Vice President-Finance in 1986, Senior Vice President-Finance in 1995, Executive Vice President in 2000, and President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2001. He served as CEO until March 2017, and reassumed the CEO position from January 2020 to April 2022.

Mr. Hendrix served as a director of office technology solutions provider Global Imaging Systems, Inc. from 2003 to 2007, and has served as a director of American Woodmark Corporation since May 2005. With more than 30 years of service at the Company, Mr. Hendrix brings to the Board a unique understanding of our strategies and operations. His experience extends to virtually all aspects of the Company’s business, but with a particular emphasis on strategic planning and financial matters. His tenure provides consistent leadership to the Board, and facilitates the interrelationship between the Board and the Company’s executive leadership team.

John P. Burke


Mr. Burke was elected as a director in July 2013. Since 1997, Mr. Burke has been Chief Executive Officer of Trek Bicycle Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of bicycles, and a company with a mission to help the world use the bicycle as a simple solution to complex problems. He served as chairman of President George W. Bush’s President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports, and is a founding board member of the Bikes Belong Coalition. Mr. Burke also serves on the board of Trek Bicycle Corporation. Mr. Burke brings to the Board extensive executive level business experience at a manufacturing company that is focused primarily on sales in the consumer channel and with an emphasis on sustainability and innovation.

Dwight Gibson


Mr. Gibson was elected as a director in September 2019. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BlueLinx Holdings Inc., a leading distributor of building materials and industrial products in North America, from June 2021 to March 2023. Prior to joining BlueLinx, Mr. Gibson was the Chief Commercial Officer of SPX FLOW, Inc., a global provider of process solutions and components across a variety of sanitary and industrial market applications. Previously, he served as President, Food & Beverage and Industrial Segments (May 2019 to May 2020) and President, Food & Beverage Segment (June 2016 to May 2019) for SPX FLOW. Prior to joining SPX FLOW, Mr. Gibson spent 11 years at HVAC manufacturer Ingersoll Rand, most recently leading significant growth initiatives as President of Strategic Initiatives for the company’s climate segment.

Laurel Hurd


Laurel Hurd is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Interface, Inc. She leads the company’s strategic vision and will drive its next phase of growth. Laurel is responsible for accelerating the overall Interface global business, developing top talent and high-performing teams, driving a customer-centered philosophy, and delivering on Interface’s mission to become a carbon negative enterprise by 2040. She was named CEO in April 2022.

Laurel is also a member of the board of directors for THOR Industries (NYSE: THO), the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles with revenues over $12B. The THOR family of companies includes iconic brands such as Airstream, Jayco, and Keystone. She was appointed to the board in August 2021 and serves on the Audit and the Compensation and Development committees.

Christopher G. Kennedy1


Mr. Kennedy was elected as a director in May 2000. He is the Chairman of Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises, Inc., a real estate development company. He was the President of MMPI (Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., a subsidiary of Vornado Realty Trust based in Chicago, Illinois) from 2000 to 2012. He has served on the board of trustees of Ariel Mutual Funds since 1994, and has served on the board of directors of Knoll, Inc. since November 2014. Mr. Kennedy also serves on the boards of one nonprofit organization and one charitable foundation, and is active in several educational and civic organizations. From 2009 to January 2015, Mr. Kennedy served on the board of trustees of the University of Illinois. Mr. Kennedy brings to the Board substantial executive level experience that is particularly beneficial to our strategies and sales and marketing efforts in the corporate office and retail market segments. His insight into governmental and economic affairs and his civic involvement also are valuable to the Board.

Joseph Keough


Mr. Keough was elected as a director in August 2019. He serves as Chairman and CEO of Wood Partners (“Wood”). Wood is one of the nation’s largest multi-family (apartment) real estate companies. Prior to serving as CEO of Wood, he served as both CFO and President. Mr. Keough began his career in consulting, and was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group, an international strategic consulting firm. He also served as Chief Opertating Officer of Fuqua Capital, the vertically integrated family office of the Fuqua family. He earned his Bachelor of Science in finance and economics from Babson College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Catherine M. Kilbane


Ms. Kilbane was elected as a director in July 2018. Previously, she served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of The Sherwin Williams Company, a Fortune 500 global manufacturer and retailer of paint and coatings, from January 2013 through August 2017. Prior to joining Sherwin Williams, Kilbane was the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of American Greetings Corporation from 2003 to 2012. She spent 16 years as a partner at Baker & Hostetler, where she chaired the Intellectual Property Transactions Group. Kilbane also serves on the board of directors of The Andersons, a diversified agribusiness company, and The Davey Tree Expert Company, a provider of tree and landscape services. She received her B.A. and her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University.

K. David Kohler


Mr. Kohler was elected as a director in October 2006. Since April 2015, he has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Kohler Co., a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, interior furnishings, engines and power generation systems, and an owner and operator of golf and resort destinations. His previous positions at Kohler include President and Chief Operating Officer (2009 to 2015), Executive Vice President (2007 to 2009) and Group President of the Kitchen and Bath Group (1999 to 2007). Mr. Kohler was formerly a chairman of the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s Board of Governors of Manufacturing. He has served as a member of the board of Kohler Co. since 1999, and also is a director of ceramic tile and natural stone manufacturer and distributor Internacional de Cerámica, S.A.B. de C.V., a public company traded on the Mexican Stock Market. Mr. Kohler brings to the Board extensive business experience from his service in executive positions at a manufacturing company with international operations and distribution into both commercial and consumer channels.

Robert T. O'Brien


Mr. O’Brien was elected as a director in May 2022. He formerly served as the Deputy Managing Partner of Growth & Offerings for Deloitte’s Audit & Assurance business. In this position, which Mr. O’Brien held from August 2019 to May 2022, he oversaw acquisitions, business development, client pursuits, marketing and marketplace intelligence activities. From December 2009 to March 2020, Mr. O’Brien served as Deloitte’s Global and U.S. Real Estate Sector leader, developing and executing Deloitte’s real estate sector strategy and leading its activities in consulting, advisory, tax and audit services for real estate clients. Mr. O’Brien had been a partner at Deloitte since 1995, serving in the audit and mergers and acquisitions areas.