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.
Donald W. Phillips
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Automotive
Donald W. Phillips has been Executive Vice President and General Manager of Automotive since April 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Phillips held several executive management positions such as Executive Vice President of Automotive and Home Furnishings, Executive Vice President, Automotive and Quality and also served as the Company’s Executive Vice President, China Operations. Prior to that, Mr. Phillips was Executive Vice President, Automotive and Quality of Foamex International Inc., where he successfully restructured and increased profits for the global Automotive division. Mr. Phillips also headed Foamex’s China Operations. During Mr. Phillips 17 plus years in the industry, he also held the positions of Principal of Advanced Materials Group, LLC, a company engaged as a sales representative for manufacturers in the automotive supply chain and Senior Account Manager for Foamex International’s Automotive Products business unit. Mr. Phillips received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from Lawrence Technological University in 1989.
David M. Minning
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Home Furnishings and Technical Products
David M. Minning has been Senior Vice President and General Manager for Home Furnishings and Technical Products since February 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.
Diane F. Adams
Chief Marketing Officer, SVP
Diane F. Adams has been Chief Marketing Officer, SVP since January 2013. Prior to that, Ms. Adams held the position of 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.
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.
Vincenzo A. Bonaddio
Senior Vice President, Research and Development
Vincenzo A. Bonaddio has been the Senior Vice President, Research and Development since May 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Bonaddio served as Senior Vice President of the Company's Technical Products Business. Prior to that, Mr. Bonaddio served as Senior Vice President of Foamex International Inc.’s Technical Products Business and held several senior management positions during his 19 year career with Foamex International and its affiliates. Mr. Bonaddio was instrumental in the development and commercialization of products based on the VPF® and SMT® Technologies. Mr. Bonaddio earned his Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University.
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.
Darryl M. Dunn
Senior Vice President, Controller
Darryl M. Dunn has been Senior Vice President, Controller since May 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Dunn served as Vice President, Controller of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Dunn was Vice President, Controller of Foamex International Inc. During his career, Mr. Dunn held the several financial positions, Chief Accounting Officer for Brandywine Realty Trust, Corporate Controller at Talk America, Inc., Vice President Corporate Controller at Amkor Technology, Division Controller at Intelligent Electronics and started his career as a Public Accountant/Audit professional with KPMG. Mr. Dunn is a Certified Public Accountant and received a BS in Accounting from Widener University.