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Jay D. Gould

President and Chief Executive Officer
Interface, Inc.

Jay Gould is President and CEO of Interface, Inc. He was promoted to the CEO position in March 2017, becoming only the third CEO in the company’s 43-year history.

Jay has set Interface’s path forward with a new strategic vision to lead the organization into its next phase of growth, building upon his expertise in transforming business through purpose. Through his leadership, Jay is driving Interface and its talented, passionate team to become the world’s most valuable interior products and services company, delivering superior value for its key stakeholders: customers, shareowners, employees, and the environment.

Jay spent the prior two years as COO leading Interface’s global operations, marketing, and organizational development. He was also a key driver of the company’s first global category expansion in more than 10 years into modular resilient flooring with its debut luxury vinyl tile offering.

Prior to joining Interface, Jay served as CEO of American Standard Brands, where he re-energized the 138-year-old brand and led a financial turnaround including top-line growth, cost-cutting, and innovation leadership.

Jay has worked internationally for more than 20 years and spent several years living in Japan. He helped to globalize brands such as Minute Maid, Dasani, Graco and Rubbermaid. He successfully built new business platforms in Europe and Asia, which included key acquisitions in Germany, Japan and China. While at Newell Rubbermaid, he managed international businesses that penetrated over 100 countries and generated revenues exceeding $500 million. He also led innovation at Coca-Cola, where he built a global innovation system that included development centers on all six major continents.

Jay graduated from the University of Dayton, summa cum laude, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has three children and resides with his wife in Atlanta, GA.