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 Operations Officer
        Harold J. Earley has been Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer since January 2016. Prior to that Mr. Earley was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since June 2009. Prior to joining FXI, 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 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 key leadership positions, including roles as Vice President, General Manager, Patient Environment and 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 B.S./B.A. 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 Marketing 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 Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from the Pennsylvania State University.
      • Philippe Knaub
        Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
        Dr. Philippe Knaub has been Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of the Company since September 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Knaub was Global Head of R&D for Emulsion Polymers of Styron Europe GmbH, now Trinseo. Prior to that, Mr. Knaub worked over 20-years in a number of roles and business units for The Dow Chemical Company. Mr. Knaub has an established international reputation in polyurethanes and plastics, has published original and work in professional publications and textbooks, and is named for several patents. Mr. Knaub holds a Ph.D. and undergraduate degrees in Macromolecular Materials from the Institut National Des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) and a M.S. degree in Materials Physics Engineering from Université Claude Bernard.
      • Peter Wentworth
        Senior Vice President of Human Resources
        Peter Wentworth joined FXI in May 2016 with diverse global human resources and business leadership experience. Prior to joining FXI, Mr. Wentworth was President of Wentworth Associates, LLC supporting companies through strategic transformations and building organizational capabilities for growth. During his prior 30 years experience in both public and privately-held companies, Mr. Wentworth has held senior HR positions including Chief Human Resources Officer at Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals and Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, as well as Global Vice President Human Resources for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. Early in his career he held various HR management positions at PepsiCo. Mr. Wentworth holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Wayne State University. He is active in leadership roles in several not-for-profit organizations.
      • Darryl M. Dunn
        Senior Vice President, Finance
        Darryl M. Dunn has been Senior Vice President, Finance since March 2015. From May 2009 to March 2015, Mr. Dunn served as Vice President, Controller of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Dunn held the position of Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer for Brandywine Realty Trust from 2007 to 2008 and held the position of Corporate Controller at Talk America, Inc. in 2006. Earlier in his career, Mr. Dunn held the position of Vice President Corporate Controller at Amkor Technology from 1997 to 2005, Division Controller at Intelligent Electronics from 1995 to 1997 and Public Accountant/Audit professional with KPMG from 1988 to 1995. Mr. Dunn is a certified Public Accountant and received a BS in Accounting from Widener University.
      • Andrew R. Prusky
        Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
        Andrew R. Prusky has been Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since January 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Prusky was Senior Vice President, Legal since June 2009. From April 2008 to June 2009, Mr. Prusky was Senior Vice President, Legal of Foamex International Inc. (Foamex). From August 2006 to April 2008, Mr. Prusky was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Foamex. From November 2002 to August 2006, Mr. Prusky was Assistant General Counsel of Foamex. Prior to that, Mr. Prusky practiced corporate and securities law at the law firm of Blank Rome LLP in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Prusky received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the Temple University School of Law.