Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Interface, Inc.
Sanjay Lall joined Interface in May 2012 and serves as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. In his current role, Mr. Lall is responsible for the overall technology direction at Interface, Inc. and for harmonizing and enhancing information technology resources globally. He sees enterprise mobility, social business and cloud computing among the top macro trends affecting business technology today.
Mr. Lall possesses more than 27 years of technical management experience melding technical know-how and business acumen to reach organizational goals through improved processes and technologies. He excels at leading teams and establishing consensus between disparate functions, cultures and levels throughout organizations.
Mr. Lall’s experience spans diverse industries including safety and security, water and beverage, healthcare, auto and service. Prior to Interface, he served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at SimplexGrinnell, a $2 billion business unit of Tyco Corporation, a leader in fire and safety products and monitoring services highly dependent on technology. There he was responsible for activities across the enterprise related to technical infrastructure, architecture and application management. In 2011, Mr. Lall was recognized by Manufacturing Automation’s “Progressive Manufacturing Awards” for a mobile application that allowed SimplexGrinnell to perform field inspections 25-percent faster with 90-percent fewer errors.
Throughout his career, Mr. Lall has planned, directed and championed global information systems, achieved business objectives, facilitated business growth, transformed IT presence and influence, improved customer service quality, strengthened operations and contributed positively to bottom lines. He served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at STERIS Corporation, a global medical device manufacturer and marketer for infection prevention, contamination control and surgical and critical care products. He was also Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Suntory Water Group, the second largest U.S. manufacturer, marketer and distributor of bottled water. Previously, Mr. Lall took on roles with progressive technology management responsibilities at Chutney Technologies, a venture capital backed startup; The Coca-Cola Company; GTE / Contel; General Electric and General Motors.
Mr. Lall earned an M.S. degree in computer science from the University of Miami, Fla. He earned a B.Commerce degree with honors in accounting and finance from the University of Delhi, India. Mr. Lall resides in Atlanta with his wife and two children. He enjoys traveling the world with his family.