Corporate Leadership

      • John Cowles
        President and Chief Executive Officer
        John Cowles has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the Company since June 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Cowles was Chief Executive Officer of Touchstone Wireless, a company recognized as the leading cell phone repair, remanufacturer and logistics telecommunications provider in North America. Mr. Cowles is a 30-year business veteran who has held senior leadership positions at major companies – such as Kraft Foods, Campbell Soup Company, and George Weston Bakeries – and guided them to significantly improved fiscal success. Mr. Cowles has global experience with operating businesses in Asia, North America, and Latin America. He has built strong teams focused on strategic growth delivered through an efficient supply chain. Mr. Cowles holds an Engineering Degree from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
      • Harold J. Earley
        Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
        Harold J. Earley has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since June 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Earley was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Foamex International Inc. During Mr. Earley’s 27 plus years in senior financial leadership roles, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer for Sonitrol Corporation, a leading provider of commercial security services located in Berwyn, PA and also served as Chief Financial Officer of Celetronix International, Ltd a global provider of electronic contract manufacturing services. Mr. Earley was with Amkor Technology Inc., where he held several positions of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President of Finance. Earlier in his career, Mr. Earley held the position of Audit Partner with Siana Carr & O’Connor, and spent eight plus years with the public accounting firm KPMG upon graduation from college. Mr. Earley received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Accounting from Drexel University.
      • David M. Minning
        Senior Vice President and General Manager – Home Furnishings, Technical Products
        David M. Minning has been Senior Vice President and General Manager for Home Furnishings, Technical Products, and Automotive since May 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Minning led the Technical Products business unit, which includes FXI’s portfolio of healthcare solutions. Prior to joining the Company in March 2011, Mr. Minning held various management positions with Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. He served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility, including roles as Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development, North America Acute Care, Vice President, General Manager, Patient Environment, and most recently as Vice President, Marketing & Innovation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Minning held various positions in finance and strategic planning at Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield (WellPoint). Mr. Minning received his BS/BA from Xavier University and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati.
      • John M. Smail, Jr.
        Senior Vice President, and General Manager – Automotive
        John M. Smail, Jr. joined FXI in November of 2015 as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Automotive Products Group. Mr. Smail has 28 years of service in the automotive interiors segment. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Smail was Senior Vice President of Commercial at International Automotive Components. Earlier in his career, Mr. Smail served as the Vice President of the General Motors Business Unit at Collins & Aikman. Mr. Smail received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and his MBA from Oakland University.
      • Diane F. Adams
        Chief Innovation Officer
        Diane F. Adams has been Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer since May of 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Adams held the position of Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Consumer Products. Ms. Adams has over 25 years experience in Sales and Marketing with leading manufacturing companies including Avery Dennison, Crayola, Knex, and Schiller Grounds Care. Ms. Adams has extensive brand management experience and has successfully delivered new products and innovation with brands such as Crayola, Lincoln Logs, Brio, Disney, and many others. Ms. Adams has written articles on new product process and targeted marketing and she is a contributing author to the book Goals For Successful Marketing Executives. Ms. Adams received a BS in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University.
      • Jay Scripter
        Senior Vice President, Operations
        Jay Scripter has been the Senior Vice President, Operations, since February 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Scripter served as Vice President, Integrated Operations for North America for Owens Illinois. Prior to that, Mr. Scripter held several management positions, including Vice President, North America for H.B. Fuller Company, President and CEO of the EFTED-H.B. Fuller joint venture. Mr. Scripter earned his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota University and his MBA from Drake University.
      • Robert DiMartino
        Senior Vice President, Human Resources
        Robert DiMartino has been the Senior Vice President, Human Resources, since February 2015. Mr. DiMartino has over 30 years experience in Human Resources with leading companies across different industries including Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas and Wine & Spirits. Prior to joining FXI, Mr. DiMartino served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Stoli Group USA Mr. DiMartino has also held a number of other Human Resources leadership positions including: Senior Vice President HR-Americas for Bacardi-Martini, Inc., Vice President of Corporate Human Resources, Global Talent Management and Supply Chain for Polo Ralph Lauren and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Schieffelin & Somerset (Moet Hennessy). Mr. DiMartino earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctorate degree from Brooklyn School of Law.