IFAI announces President and CEO position opening

The Board of Directors of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announces the opening of its President and CEO position. IFAI is the largest and longest-running textile trade organization in the world, celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year.

IFAI publishes seven market specific magazines in print and online, hosts 14 different websites, organizes global industry events such as IFAI Expo Americas and supports the growth of nearly 1,900 member companies located in 54 countries. Under the IFAI umbrella you will find 13 special interest groups, each with specific programs aimed at various segments of the industry. In addition, IFAI conducts valuable industry research that provides market trends and statistics, while also providing exclusive members-only sourcing and technical information.

The President and CEO reports to a board of 12 industry leaders and has six direct reports. Fiscal Year 2011 total operating revenue was $9.7 million, and there is a total staff of 53. The offices are located in Roseville, Minn., a community 15 minutes from the downtowns of both Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

The ideal candidate should have at least 15 years experience of executive level leadership and be a strategic thinker capable of developing both longer-term strategic plans and one-year business plans. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated leadership of a membership organization as either a board member or staff leader and have developed an internal culture of being member-driven.

The President and CEO leads the efforts to retain and grow the membership. The ideal candidate should be comfortable serving as the face of the industry to important stakeholders and should have demonstrated significant public relations skills. Finally, the ideal candidate should have demonstrated skills at working with a board of directors that governs the organization using the Carver Policy Governance Model.

Interested candidates should send a letter of introduction and a resume to our search firm at employment@cincinnatus.com or in care of:

Kent Eklund
Cincinnatus Inc.
Riverplace Suite 210
43 Main Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414

The deadline for submission is March 16, 2012.