Ton Van Keken is Senior Vice President of Operations at Interface in Europe, a division of US-based Interface Inc., and a worldwide leader in the design and production of high-quality, innovative modular floor coverings and widely recognised as an environmental pioneer.

Ton is deeply immersed in the corporate mission to make Interface a sustainable business through the worldwide effort to develop a sustainable and competitive value chain.

As a member of the European Executive Team, Ton has specific responsibility for developing and executing the Operations Strategy which includes product and process development, supply chain management, procurement, distribution and manufacturing within Interface’s European operation.

Ton began his career in the Royal Dutch Air Force as a Technical Officer, later going on to join the Dutch machine manufacturer Stork, where he held a variety of managerial positions including Area Manager, Supply Chain Manager and Unit Manager. In 2004, Ton became Senior Vice President, Operations for Interface Europe.

Ton is a board member of the Dutch Organisation of Carpet Manufacturers “VNTF” and the Dutch Organisation in Fashion, Textiles, Interiors and Carpet “MODINT.” He is also a regular speaker on sustainable business practices in a manufacturing context.

Ton is an active sportsman and enjoys mountain biking, tennis, skiing, hiking and diving. A Dutch national, he is married with two children.