Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> April 1, 2003
Daniel Hendrix – Interface Inc (ifsia)
PATRICK C. LYNCH, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and
Treasurer of Interface, Inc., joined the company in August 1996,
after having previously worked for a national accounting firm. He
was promoted to Assistant Corporate Controller in 1998 and
Assistant Vice President and Corporate Controller in 2000. Mr.
Lynch became Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in July
2001. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
from the Citadel, graduating with honors in 1992. Mr. Lynch also
holds an MBA and JD from Georgia State University. He is a
Certified Public Accountant and a member of AICPA and the Georgia
Society of CPAs. Profile
DANIEL T. HENDRIX, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Interface, Inc., joined the company in 1983, shortly after its
initial public offering. He was quickly elevated from Financial
Manager to Treasurer and then to Chief Financial Officer in 1985.
Prior to joining Interface, he was employed by a multinational
public accounting firm as an Audit Manager for six years. Working
for the past 19 years at Ray Anderson's side, Mr. Hendrix has led
Interface in a series of acquisitions, both domestic and
international, ranging in size from $2 million to $150 million.
Several of these acquisitions nearly doubled the company in size,
including the 1985 acquisition of Guilford of Maine, the leading
manufacturer of fabric for office systems furniture, and the 1988
acquisition of the largest carpet like manufacturer in the world,
Holland-based Heuga, which combined then-number two Interface
with then-number one Heuga and firmly established Interface as
the leader in that market segment. Mr. Hendrix graduated with
honors from Florida State University with a BS in Accounting in
TWST: Could we begin with a brief historical sketch of Interface
and an overview of what you're doing at the present time?
Mr. Hendrix: There's a tag line about Interface that's part of