LANCASTER, Pa.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (NYSE:AFI) today announced that John “Jay” W. Thompson, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), is leaving the Company effective May 8, 2017, for a position as CFO for a private equity-backed company in the consumer packaged goods industry.
“We are grateful for Jay’s contributions to Armstrong Flooring, particularly in helping to establish a standalone finance function after our separation from Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI). We wish him the best in his future endeavors and thank him for agreeing to assist in an orderly transition”
Kimberly Z. Boscan, the Company’s Vice President and Controller, has been appointed to serve as interim CFO upon Thompson’s departure. The Company has engaged a nationally recognized firm to undertake a comprehensive search for an external candidate to serve as permanent CFO. In the interim, Boscan will report directly to Donald R. Maier, the Company’s President & CEO.
“We are grateful for Jay’s contributions to Armstrong Flooring, particularly in helping to establish a standalone finance function after our separation from Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI). We wish him the best in his future endeavors and thank him for agreeing to assist in an orderly transition,” said Maier.
Boscan joined AWI in 2015, serving as Vice President and Controller of AWI’s Resilient and Wood Flooring businesses prior to the Company’s separation from AWI on April 1, 2016, at which time she became the Company’s Vice President and Controller. Prior to joining AWI, from 2012 to 2015 Boscan provided management consulting services through her firm, Zeiser Boscan Enterprises, LLC, and through Vaco Indianapolis, LLC. In 2008, she joined Mead John Nutrition in advance of its spin-off from Bristol-Myers Squibb to serve as Assistant Controller, a role she held until 2012. Additionally, from 1997 to 2007, Boscan held a variety of roles within the finance organization of Ford Motor Company.
“Kim is a seasoned veteran with significant corporate finance experience. She is well suited to lead our finance function during this transition period,” said Maier.
Full-Year 2017 Outlook
The Company also reaffirmed its full-year 2017 outlook previously provided in its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 earnings release on March 6, 2017. As previously announced, the Company will report its first quarter results on May 8, 2017.
About Armstrong Flooring
Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (NYSE: AFI) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative flooring solutions that inspire spaces where people live, work, learn, heal and play.
Headquartered in Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong Flooring is the #1 manufacturer of resilient and wood flooring products across North America. The Company safely and responsibly operates 17 manufacturing facilities in three countries and employs approximately 4,000 individuals, all working together to provide the highest levels of service, quality and innovation to ensure it remains as strong and vital as its 150-year heritage. Learn more at www.armstrongflooring.com.
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