Leadership Team

Michel Vermette – President and CEO

Michel serves as President and CEO and is also a member of Armstrong Flooring's Board of Directors. He joined the company in September 2019. Michel is a longtime executive in the flooring industry and brings extensive financial, domestic and international operations and strategic expertise to Armstrong Flooring. Prior to joining the company, Michel served as President, Residential Carpet at Mohawk Industries, where he led market strategy, product development, manufacturing and innovation of the residential carpet business in North America. He has also served in leadership roles across the company's finance, sales and marketing, and business development operations, including President, Mohawk Group, and Chief Financial Officer of Mohawk Industries' North American Flooring Unit. At Mohawk Group, he launched the first Certified Living Product in flooring, and the organization was recognized regularly for top product awards. He joined Mohawk Industries in 2002, when the company acquired Dal-Tile. He holds a bachelor's degree in Management Accounting from the University of Quebec, in Montreal, Canada. He is fluent in French.


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


Douglas Bingham, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Doug was named Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer in January 2019. He has oversight of global finance, treasury, investor relations and accounting. He previously served as the Company's Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations since its separation from Armstrong World Industries, Inc., on April 1, 2016. Prior to the separation, he served as AWI's Director, Treasury, and Risk Management since 2014, and as General Manager, Finance, Building Products Asia Pacific from 2011 to 2014. He joined AWI in 2007. He has a bachelor's degree in economics and biology from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and earned an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, IL.


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

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