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Charles E. Irving-Swift, CEO, Armstrong Floor Products, EMEA

Charles E. Irving-Swift is CEO of Armstrong Floor Products Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) in Bietigheim, Germany.

Mr. Irving-Swift joined Armstrong in his current role in 2010 after spending 30 years in the automotive components industry. During that time, he worked for Dana Corp. of Toledo, Ohio; Valeo S.A. of Paris, France; T&N plc of Manchester, UK; and TT electronics plc of Weybridge, UK.

Having started his career in marketing, Mr. Irving-Swift advanced through plant management positions in Germany to become divisional general manager of a global engine bearing operations for Dana and global sensor operations for TT electronics. Both positions entailed the implementation of extensive restructuring programs across several countries. International assignments have included six years in the U.S. and four years in Germany.

Mr. Irving-Swift is a non-executive director of Brammer plc, a pan-European distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul products, based in Teddington, UK.

A native of Leicester, UK, Mr. Irving-Swift earned a bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages from Oxford University, UK, and an MBA from INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France. He is fluent in French and German.

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