Hurd takes top role at Interface

Interface has recruited Newell executive Laurel Hurd at its next ceo.

Hurd, who as segment president of learning and development at Newell oversaw sales of more than $3bn – about a quarter of the group’s turnover – and $600m of operating profit, will succeed Daniel Hendrix, who will revert to chairman on 18 April.

‘Laurel has had great success building new market and growth opportunities for some of Newell’s most well-known brands. We’re excited to have her strategic mindset and her passion for design and sustainability coming to Interface to accelerate our growth,’ says Hendrix. ‘In addition to a focus on results, she is a well-respected and highly effective leader known for developing top talent and building high-performing teams, all while driving a customer-centered philosophy that helps to win in the marketplace. We are delighted to have attracted such coveted leadership talent to Interface to propel us forward. I’m confident that with Laurel at the helm, we have the company, our people, our customers, and our brands in the right hands.’

‘Interface is a special company. I’m drawn by its powerful purpose and honored to step into the ceo position to build on the company’s foundation as a leader in design, innovation, and sustainability,’ says Hurd. ‘Interface has a strong culture and reputation among business and sustainability leaders, the architect and design community, and with its employees. I see amazing potential to further extend the company’s impact by continuing to deliver on its sustainability mission and purpose. I’m grateful for the opportunity to build upon Dan’s unwavering dedication and successful stewardship over the past four decades, particularly through the challenging dynamics of the past two years. I’m incredibly optimistic about the potential for future growth and market leadership at Interface. I believe the company has the perfect combination of innovation, passion, and unique expertise to deliver on promises to clients globally. I’m proud to join Interface to lead this incredible team on the next phase of our journey.’

Laurel Hurd Interface

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