Harold Earley, longtime chief operating officer and chief financial officer of foam products manufacturer FXI, has been named president and chief executive officer of the company, effective August 20, 2018. He will also join FXI’s Board of Directors.
Earley has been with FXI since June 2009, when he was named executive vice president and chief financial officer. He added the title of chief operating officer in January 2016. He has more than 25 years in senior financial leadership roles, including chief financial officer at commercial security services provider Sonitrol Corp., and chief financial officer at Celetronix International, a provider of electronic contract manufacturing services.
“FXI is the industry leader in quality and innovation in foam products used in many industries. It is with great pride that I assume this new position with our company,” Earley said. “We have a great team that works hard every day to deliver for our customers. Together, we’ll continue to expand and grow our business in our various segments.”
Earley is replacing John Cowles, who resigned to pursue an opportunity outside the industry. Cowles had been FXI’s president and CEO since June 2011.
“Harold has been a key member of our senior leadership team for many years, and we are excited about this new and expanded opportunity for him to work with our customers and employees,” said FXI Chairman John Georges. “We are grateful to John Cowles for his many years of contributions to the company. We wish him well in his new endeavors.”
About FXI: FXI is a leading producer of innovative foam products for the home, healthcare, electronics, industrial, personal care and transportation markets. Headquartered in Media, Pennsylvania, the company offers an array of products to meet the needs of a diverse marketplace. From mattresses and carpet cushioning to innovations in digital printing and filtration, the foam solutions provided by FXI optimize performance and increase comfort for consumers.