Leadership Team

The Interface® leadership team brings together a broad range of backgrounds and a diversity of perspectives to lead and inspire innovation, collaboration, and a shared commitment to create value for Interface’s key stakeholders including its customers, employees, investors, and the environment.

Laurel Hurd, President and Chief Executive Officer


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.

A results-driven leader, Laurel brings 30 years of sales management, product development, and brand stewardship experience to Interface. She has a proven track record of driving profitable growth through innovation and global expansion and is regarded by her teams and colleagues as a passionate and inspirational leader.

Prior to joining Interface, Laurel spent most of her career at Newell Brands in various sales, marketing, research and development, and leadership positions. She most recently served as Segment President of the Learning and Development division, with P&L responsibility over a $3 billion group of brands including Sharpie, Elmer’s, Graco and Baby Jogger.

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.

She received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Marketing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She currently resides with her family in Atlanta, GA.

Bruce Hausmann, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer


Bruce Hausmann joined Interface in April 2017 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Bruce leads the company’s global financial operations. He is responsible for overall leadership of Interface’s finance, accounting, tax, treasury, risk management, financial reporting, and investor relations.

Bruce is a seasoned corporate and operational finance leader with over 25 years of experience in various industries (Technology, Managed Services, Consumer Products, Commercial Industrials) with public, private equity, and venture-backed capital structures.

Before Interface, Bruce was with Aramark Corporation for eight years where he last served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Aramark’s Uniform and Refreshment Services business units. At Aramark, he led a team of 700 financial and operational associates, providing financial leadership and operational management for two profitable lines of business servicing 400,000 customers, with combined annual revenue of more than $2 billion.

Prior to Aramark, Bruce served for seven years at The Walt Disney Company, most recently as Vice President and Segment Controller for the Interactive Media Group. At Disney he oversaw day-to- day financial controllership for operations in 42 countries. Additionally, he was integral in closing seven acquisitions, most of them international.

Bruce started his professional career in Silicon Valley, where he held senior finance positions with four early stage technology start-ups. All four companies were successful, as Bruce played an essential role in helping two get acquired and two with their IPO.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Arizona State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status). He resides with his family in Atlanta.

David Foshee, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary


David is the Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Interface, Inc. He was promoted to the role in January 2017 and is responsible for overseeing all legal affairs in the company, as well as corporate governance and supporting the Board of Directors in the carrying out of its fiduciary duties.

David joined Interface in October 1999 as Associate Counsel. He was then promoted to Assistant Secretary in April 2002, Senior Counsel in April 2006, Assistant Vice President in April 2007, Vice President in July 2012, and Associate General Counsel in May 2014, before taking on the current role. Prior to Interface, he practiced with an Atlanta-based international law firm.

He received his Doctor of Law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School and his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky.

Jim Poppens, President, Interface Americas


Jim Poppens, President for the Americas, is responsible for leading the strategy for the Americas business, overseeing operational and functional teams, including supply chain and production, finance, customer service, sales and marketing. He was named to the position in February 2020.

Joining interface in 2017, Jim led the restructuring of our FLOR business and most recently served as Vice President of Corporate Marketing and was responsible for the global Interface brand, digital strategy, global product commercialization planning and leading the FLOR business. 

Jim has more than 30 years of experience in marketing, sales and general management across a variety of industries including leadership roles at Newell Rubbermaid, Kellogg Company, REI, and Coca-Cola. 

Jim received a master’s degree from Harvard Business School and bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. He currently resides with his family in Atlanta.

Nigel Stansfield, President, Interface EAAA (Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia)


In his role, Nigel is responsible for setting and leading the company’s growth strategy throughout the EAAA region. This includes driving growth in the core carpet tile and resilient flooring business, while also bringing new offerings to market and delivering supply chain efficiencies. He is also spearheading the Interface Climate Take Back mission focused on reversing global warming and creating a positive impact on the environment.

Since first joining the Interface global project team in 1997, Nigel has gone on to pursue roles in supply chain, research and development, and product, design and innovation. In 2012, Nigel became a member of the global leadership team. Most recently, he held the position of EMEA, President.

Nigel has over 30 years’ experience as a textile technologist, and is an expert in yarn, carpet and carpet manufacturing.

Lisa King , Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer


Lisa King joined Interface in 2016 and was named Chief Innovation Officer in 2021. In this role, Lisa leads product category innovation strategy and funnel development and guides global brand and digital marketing for our Interface and nora brands. Lisa also stewards the global teams that deliver Interface sustainability, design, and research and development initiatives.

In her time at Interface Lisa has led growth of the Interface resilient product portfolio and has partnered across the enterprise in development of approaches to advance progress on our company’s ambitious climate objectives. She is both classically trained, with significant experience at large global organizations, and entrepreneurial, with proven ability to translate insights and creative thinking into effective business actions.

Prior to joining Interface, Lisa held leadership positions with American Standard, Newell Rubbermaid, and The Boeing Company. She holds a B.S., an M.S., and a PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Greg Minano, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer


Greg Minano, Chief Human Resources Officer, is responsible for all aspects of Interface’s global HR strategy, operations and systems, with a focus on talent development and training, company culture and values, workplace strategy, communications, and global change management. He was named CHRO in February 2020.

Prior to leading global HR, Greg served as VP of Strategy and Integration from 2018-2020. In this role, he led the integration of 2018-acquired nora systems, including organizational realignment, IT systems consolidation, and change management initiatives. Before that, Greg was a key member of the legal team from 2001, eventually assuming the position of VP of Compliance, Deputy General Counsel, and Assistant Secretary. In these roles, Greg earned a deserved reputation as a thoughtful, valuable partner to the business.

During his Interface career, Greg also assumed several interim leadership roles, providing him the opportunity to understand more deeply some of Interface’s most critical commercial and functional operations. He took a five-month assignment in 2017 as Interim President of the Asia-Pacific region, driving the 2018 Strategic Plan and annual budgeting process while in the role. He also led Interface’s IT organization as its Interim CIO from April through October of 2019.

Greg began his career as an attorney at King & Spalding, and first came to Interface in 2001. In 2003, he moved to Mariner Health Care and returned to Interface in 2006.

Greg earned his J.D. at Emory University School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan.

Jake Elson, Vice President & Chief Information Officer


Jake Elson, Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), joined the company in October 2019. He is responsible for continuing to transform and evolve the company’s global technology systems, including its foundational IT infrastructure and the technology platforms that support Interface’s commercial and supply chain teams around the world.

Jake brings more than 20 years of IT leadership and transformation experience to Interface and a holistic view of the entire supply chain from the customer through distribution, supply chain, and manufacturing. He is leveraging this expertise to drive new modern approaches and optimize existing systems to support Interface’s growth objectives.

Prior to joining Interface, Jake was the CIO of Design Group, a $2.6 billion public company in the holiday paper and products space. Before that, he spent 20 years at Kimberly-Clark, the global paper goods manufacturing and marketing company, beginning in the supply chain arena working on complex ERP and technology systems implementations. He then progressed into leadership roles internationally, including serving as regional CIO in Latin America and South Africa.

Jake earned his B.S. in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems from Indiana University.

John Bradford, Vice President & Chief Science and Technology Officer


John Bradford serves as Chief Science and Technology Officer for Interface. In this role, he leads the development of low-carbon products, research and development, and testing. He works closely with marketing and innovation, as well as sustainability, to ensure Interface’s product pipeline and manufacturing operations advance the company’s long-term sustainability and carbon goals. He has held this role since August 2016, and he is currently working on bringing Backings of the Future and carbon negative product innovations to the market.

Prior to this role, John has held a range of leadership roles spanning innovation, operations, product development and R&D. He led the development of TacTiles®, the Cool Blue™ backing line, which offered the company’s first recycled-content backing, and renewable energy efforts. He joined the company in 1997 as the Director of Process Engineering.

John earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University.