Leadership Team

Donald Maier, President and CEO

Don was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Armstrong Flooring, Inc. in April 2016. Prior to this, he had served as Executive Vice President of Armstrong World Industries and Chief Executive Officer of its Flooring Division, since September 2014. He joined Armstrong in January 2010, serving as Senior Vice President of Global Operations Excellence. Don came to Armstrong from TPG Capital Advisors, the buyout group of the private investment firm TPG Global, where he had worked since 2007. Prior to TPG, he held a steady progression of roles at Hillenbrand Industries, beginning in 1987 as a manufacturing and product engineer for the company's subsidiary Batesville Casket Company. He then moved from product development and marketing leadership roles to Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations. In 2002, he became Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for a larger Hillenbrand subsidiary, Hill-Rom. In 2003, Don became Vice President and General Manager of Hill Rom's North America division before being named Senior Vice President in 2005. He holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and an MBA, with a concentration in Marketing, from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He serves as a board member for the National Association of Manufacturers and the United Way of Lancaster County.

Donald Maier, President and CEO


John Bassett, Senior Vice President, Human Resources

John serves as Senior Vice President, Human Resources. He joined Armstrong World Industries in 1998 and has held various leadership roles throughout his Armstrong career. After beginning as Plant Human Resources Manager, he progressed to General Manager of Human Resources of Armstrong Flooring Products; General Manager of Human Resources of Armstrong Wood Products; Vice President of Human Resources, Armstrong Flooring Products; Vice President of Human Resources, Global Operating & Supply Chain of Armstrong Corporate; General Manager, Hardwood Manufacturing of Armstrong Flooring Products; and Vice President, Human Relations for Armstrong Flooring Products. John holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine, in Orono, Maine.

John Bassett, Senior Vice President, Human Resources


Ronald D. Ford, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ron joined Armstrong Flooring in September 2017 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He has oversight of global finance and accounting functions. Before joining Armstrong Flooring, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Silgan Containers, the leading manufacturer of metal food containers. Earlier in his career, he held various leadership positions at St. Clair Vision, Wells Real Estate Funds, and other companies. He earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Tennessee, a master's degree at Vanderbilt University, and an executive doctorate at Case Western Reserve University. 


Brent Flaharty, Senior Vice President, North America Sales

Brent serves as Senior Vice President, North America Sales. He joined Armstrong Flooring in December 2016 as Vice President, Residential Sales. Prior to joining the company, Brent worked as Chief Revenue Officer for Maglite, with responsibility for strategic planning, account management and marketing. He previously worked for Masonite International as Vice President and Retail Business Leader for North America, and for Black & Decker in roles with increasing responsibility, ultimately serving as President, Residential Strategic Business Unit. Brent graduated from Towson State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in communications.

Brent Flaharty, Senior Vice President of North America Sales


Scott Hess, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Scott serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining Armstrong in 2015, he served as Managing Director with Huron Consulting Group, where he led the IT Strategy and Management practice. Scott has over 20 years of experience as a management consultant, providing strategy, operations and technology solutions to commercial, healthcare, government and higher education clients. He began his consulting career at Arthur Andersen and later served as Partner for Grant Thornton and as a Managing Director with SMART Business Advisory & Consulting. He holds a bachelor's degree from the Pennsylvania State University, in State College, Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Scott Hess, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer


Christopher Parisi, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer

Chris serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer. He joined Armstrong World Industries in October 2011, serving as Vice President, Corporate Governance, until June 2014, at which time he was appointed Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Secretary. Chris came to Armstrong from Toll Brothers, Inc., a luxury home builder. Prior to Toll Brothers, he provided similar public company corporate governance, commercial and transactional legal support at Orthovita, Inc. (now Stryker), an orthobiologics medical device manufacturer, and IKON Office Solutions, Inc. (now RICOH Americas), an office equipment distributor and services provider. Chris began his legal career at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor’s degree from La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Widener University Delaware Law School in Wilmington, Delaware.

Christopher Parisi, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer


Dominic Rice, Chief Product Officer and SVP Global Operations

Dominic serves as Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Manufacturing. Previously, he served as the Vice President of Commercial Flooring of Armstrong Flooring Products. Dominic joined Armstrong World Industries in 1981 in Building Products Sales, and held a steady progression of roles in Sales, Marketing and General Management before moving to the flooring business. From 1995 to 1999, he served as Managing Director of Armstrong Flooring Products’ Australian flooring business before relocating to the United States to manage the commercial flooring product portfolio. Dominic has more than 30 years of experience in the commercial building materials industry, in both the North American and international markets. He is a current member of the board of directors and past Chairman of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute.

Dominic Rice, Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Manufacturing