Robert A. Coombs
Senior Vice President
As Senior Vice President for Asia-Pacific Floorcoverings, Rob oversees all of Interface’s Asia-Pacific operations. Rob has more than a quarter of a century of experience in marketing and senior management positions, including approximately 20 years with Interface companies.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne in 1979, Rob began work in product marketing management. In 1988, Rob moved to the UK and joined Interface as UK Marketing Manager, moving to The Netherlands two years later as European Marketing Manager.
Having left the company at the end of 1993 to return to Australia, Rob rejoined Interface in 1996 as Managing Director of Interface Australia and in 1998, was appointed to the role of Senior Vice President, Asia-Pacific.
Rob returned to Europe with Interface in June 1999 and in February 2001 was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, Interface Europe and Asia-Pacific. In October 2002, Rob returned to Australia to resettle his family and, following the formation of a separate Asia-Pacific division of the company was installed as President and Chief Executive Officer of this division.
Rob is a member of the Board of the Green Building Council of Australia, contributing a manufacturer perspective on the need to create a built environment in harmony with nature.