Flexsteel

Biography

Carl A. Hayden

Vice President, Operations

Carl “Tony” Hayden joined the Company in February 2019 as Vice President, Manufacturing and was named Vice President, Operations in August 2019. He has more than 25 years of experience in furniture manufacturing operations, including lean manufacturing implementation along with leading the procurement, sourcing and logistics functions.   

Prior to Flexsteel, Mr. Hayden served as Vice President, Operations for the Wood Group at HNI Inc., a large commercial office furniture manufacturing and distribution company. His experience at HNI also included increasing levels of responsibility in the roles of General Manager, Group Vice President and Vice President, International Operations.  His responsibilities included managing domestic operations for three different HNI divisions, its operations in China and India and completing due-diligence analysis for international acquisitions.

Mr. Hayden is a graduate of The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Business Administration.