Senior Vice President and General Manager
Interface Canada and Latin America
Claude is the Senior Vice President and General Manager for Interface in Canada and Latin America, overseeing all sales, administrative, and manufacturing operations. Claude’s 21-year career with Interface includes roles in both manufacturing and sales. Claude’s mix of manufacturing, sales, and marketing knowledge gives him a unique perspective for integrating sustainability throughout the Interface corporate culture. He brings his passion for environmentally sound practices not only to manufacturing technology and practices, but also to sales strategies and marketing concepts that reflect the company’s Mission Zero. In December, 2007, Mr. Fabio Barbosa, President of Gupo Santander, the largest and most influential bank in all of Brazil, invited Claude to become a member of their Sustainability Consultative Board. In July, 2009, Claude joined the National Business Advisory Council of the David Suzuki Foundation. The David Suzuki Foundation's mission is: "To protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life, now and for the future". In February, 2010, Claude was nominated and approved to join The Natural Step Canada Board of Directors. The objective of TNS is to "help communities and businesses take meaningful steps toward sustainability".