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Introducing the Armstrong Board of Directors

Stan A. Askren
Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of HNI Corporation

Stan A. Askren

Stan A. Askren

Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of HNI Corporation

Chair - Compensation Committee

Director since October 2008. Mr. Askren has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2004, and President since 2003. Previously, he was Executive Vice President with HNI Corporation from 2001-2003. With sales of approximately $2.5 billion, HNI Corporation is the second largest office furniture manufacturer in the world and the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of gas- and wood-burning fireplaces. He has worked in several industries and has held multiple executive management and general management positions with Emerson Electric, Thomson S.A. and HNI Corporation. Mr. Askren serves on the Boards of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA). He is active in numerous local and civic organizations and boards. Mr. Askren received his bachelor's degree from University of Northern Iowa, an MBA from Washington University and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Matthew J. Espe
President and CEO, Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

Matthew J. Espe

Matthew J. Espe

President and CEO, Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

In July 2010, Matthew J. Espe was appointed CEO of Armstrong World Industries, Inc., in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He brings 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, distribution and management in global manufacturing businesses to Armstrong from his previous position at Ricoh Americas Corporation, a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., where he served as Chairman and CEO. Prior to this role, Mr. Espe was Chairman and CEO of IKON Office Solutions, Inc., a $4 billion office equipment distributor and services provider with 24,000 employees. The company was acquired by Ricoh in 2008.

Before joining IKON in 2002, Mr. Espe was president and CEO of GE Lighting. In a career that spanned 22 years there, he managed multiple functional areas, including sales, marketing, distribution and manufacturing as well as management within several business units. Along with a wealth of experience, he also brings a finely-tuned global perspective, having led businesses in Europe, Asia and North America.

Matt is a former director of Unisys Corporation and Graphic Packaging, Inc. He currently serves on the advisory board at the College of Business and Economics at the University of Idaho and on the advisory council for Drexel University's Lebow College of Business, Center for Corporate Governance. Additionally, Matt is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the Wall Street Journal CEO Council. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a bachelor's degree in marketing, and received his MBA from Whittier College.

James J. Gaffney
Former Consultant to GS Capital Partners, II, LP and former Chairman and CEO of General Aquatics, Inc.

James J. Gaffney

James J. Gaffney

Former Consultant to GS Capital Partners, II, LP and former Chairman and CEO of General Aquatics, Inc.

Chair – Nominating and Governance Committee
Member – Management Development and Compensation Committee

Director since October 2006. Former Consultant to GS Capital Partners, II, LP, a private investment fund affiliated with Water Street Corporate Recovery Fund I, LP and Goldman, Sachs & Co. and other affiliated investment funds from 1997-2003. From 1995-1997, he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of General Aquatics, Inc., comprised of companies involved in the manufacturing of swimming pool equipment and pool construction. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of KDI Corporation, a conglomerate with companies involved in swimming pool construction and manufactured products. Mr. Gaffney serves on the Boards of SCP Pool, Inc. and Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.

Tao Huang
Former Chief Operating Officer of Morningstar, Inc.

Tao Huang

Tao Huang

Former Chief Operating Officer of Morningstar, Inc.

Member – Audit Committee

Director since July 2010. Mr. Huang was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Morningstar, Inc., a leading independent provider of investment research around the world with $500 million in revenue. Mr. Huang spent almost 20 years with Morningstar, starting as an entry level technical programmer. He was promoted to Director of Technology in 1992 and was named Chief Technology Officer in 1996. He started Morningstar's international operation in 1998, held the position of President of the International Division until 2000, when he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Huang is a graduate of Hunan University, China. He earned a Master of Science degree from Marquette University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Michael F. Johnston
Retired Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Operating Officer at Visteon Corporation

Michael F. Johnston

Michael F. Johnston

Retired Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Operating Officer at Visteon Corporation

Director since July 2010. Mr. Johnston retired from Visteon Corporation, an automotive components supplier, in 2008. At Visteon, he served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Operating Officer at various times since 2000. Before joining Visteon, Mr. Johnston held various positions in the automotive and building services industry, including serving as President, North America/Asia Pacific for Johnson Controls’ Automotive Systems Group. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and earned an MBA from Michigan State University. Mr. Johnston is also a Director of Whirlpool Corporation, where he is Chair of Governance, and Flowserve Corporation, where he is Chair of Finance.

Jeffrey Liaw
Chief Financial Officer, FleetPride, Inc.

Jeffrey Liaw

Jeffrey Liaw

Chief Financial Officer, FleetPride, Inc.

Mr. Liaw is the Chief Financial Officer of FleetPride, Inc., a premier nationwide supplier of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts. Prior to FleetPride, he was a principal of TPG Capital for seven years and was active in TPG's energy and industrial investing practice areas. He is a director of Energy Future Holdings Corp. (formerly TXU Corp.), a director and compensation committee member of Oncor Energy Delivery Company, a director of American Tire Distributors and a director and nominating and corporate governance committee member of Graphic Packaging Holding Company. He served as an observer to Armstrong's Board on TPG's behalf from 2009 until June 2012, at which time he was elected as a member of Armstrong's Board. Mr. Liaw received a bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Larry S. McWilliams
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Keystone Foods

Larry S. McWilliams

Larry S. McWilliams

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Keystone Foods

Member – Audit Committee and Management Development and Compensation Committee

Director since July 2010. President and Chief Executive Officer of Keystone Foods from May 2011 to May 2012, where he also had previously served as Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Keystone Foods, he was Senior Vice President, Campbell Soup Company and President, Campbell International since May 2005, where he was responsible for Campbell's business in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Mr. McWilliams joined Campbell in March 2001 as Senior Vice President – Sales and Chief Customer Officer, overseeing the company's relationships with its global retail partners, and also served as President – North America Soup and Senior Vice President and President – Campbell USA. Prior to joining Campbell, he held positions at Coca-Cola from 1995 to 2001 and the Pillsbury Company from 1993 to 1995. Mr. McWilliams is a graduate of Texas A&M University. He formerly served on the Board of Governors of St. Joseph's University Food Marketing Council and on the Grocery Manufacturers Association's Industry Affairs Council.

James C. Melville
Member of the law firm of Kaplan, Strangis and Kaplan, P.A.

James C. Melville

James C. Melville

Member of the law firm of Kaplan, Strangis and Kaplan, P.A.

Member - Compensation Committee

Director since February 2012. Mr. Melville is a member of the Minneapolis-based law firm of Kaplan, Strangis and Kaplan, P.A., where he has practiced in the corporate, governance, securities and financial areas since 1994. Prior to joining Kaplan, Strangis and Kaplan, P.A., he practiced with Dorsey and Whitney in their Minneapolis and London, England offices. Mr. Melville previously served as a member of the Board from September 2009 until July 2010, and presently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the William Mitchell College of Law and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Orchestral Association. Mr. Melville received a BSB and an MBA from the University of Minnesota and a JD from the William Mitchell College of Law.

James J. O'Connor
Former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Unicom Corporation

James J. O'Connor

James J. O'Connor

Former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Unicom Corporation

Chairman
Member - Nominating and Governance Committee

Director since February 2007. Chairman since March 2010. Lead Director since February 2009 through March 2010. Mr. O’Connor is a Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Unicom Corporation. He joined Commonwealth Edison Company in 1963, became President in 1977, a Director in 1978 and Chairman and Chief Executive in 1980. In 1994, he was also named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Unicom Corporation, which then became the parent company of Commonwealth Edison Company. He retired in 1998. Mr. O’Connor serves on the Boards of Directors of Corning, Inc., Smurfit – Stone Container Corporation, UAL Corporation and United Airlines

John J. Roberts
Former Global Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

John J. Roberts

John J. Roberts

Former Global Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Chair – Audit Committee
Member - Nominating and Governance Committee

Director since September 2006. Director of Company’s former holding company from April 2003-October 2006. Mr. Roberts formerly served as Global Managing Partner for PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP from 1998 until his retirement in June 2002. He held numerous positions at Coopers & Lybrand LLP from 1967 until its merger with PriceWaterhouse LLP in 1998. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Roberts served as one of three members of the Office of the Chairman of Coopers & Lybrand’s United States operations. Prior to that time, Mr. Roberts held other positions at Coopers & Lybrand, including Deputy Vice Chairman, Vice Chairman and Managing Partner. Mr. Roberts is a graduate of Drexel University. He serves on the Boards of Directors and Audit Committees of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, and Vonage Holdings Corporation.

Richard E. Wenz
Former Chief Executive Officer, Jenny Craig International

Richard E. Wenz

Richard E. Wenz

Former Chief Executive Officer, Jenny Craig International

Director since July 2010. Mr. Wenz is a consultant and private investor. From October 2000 to July 2003, Mr. Wenz was an operating affiliate of DB Capital Partners, LLC, the private equity investment group of Deutsche Bank A.G. Mr. Wenz also served as Chief Executive Officer of Jenny Craig International from 2002 to 2003. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Wenz was President and Chief Operating Officer of Safety 1st, Inc. During 1995 and 1996, Mr. Wenz was the partner in charge of the Chicago office of The Lucas Group, a business strategy consulting firm. Prior to 1995, Mr. Wenz held senior executive positions with Professional Golf Corporation, Electrolux Corporation, The Regina Company and Wilson Sporting Goods Company. He began his career in 1971 with Arthur Young & Co. (predecessor of Ernst & Young LLP). Mr. Wenz is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and a certified public accountant. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Coach America, Inc., Strategic Partners, Inc., Summer Infant Company and Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. Mr. Wenz was a Director of Radica, Inc. from 2004 to 2006, when the company was sold to Mattel, Inc.

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