Harlan is the President and CEO of HMTX Industries LLC, a global enterprise headquartered in Norwalk, CT consisting of a group of companies that manufacture and distribute decorative building materials. The HMTX family includes Halstead, the leading supplier of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) to The Home Depot; Metroflor, its signature residential brand in North America; Teknoflor, its focused health-care and institutional brand; Aspecta, its high-end global contract brand for architects and designers; and Vertex, the foundation of the international supply chain for HMTX.
With his company’s roots dating back four generations, Harlan began his career in Hong Kong and has continued his long-term involvement in product development and manufacturing in Asia to this day. He embodies the spirit of innovation and transparency, and is a firm believer in the positive benefits of each when it comes to growing this business.
He serves on Habitat for Humanity’s Asia Pacific Development Council, which is making incredible progress in expanding affordable housing access for low-income households in the region. Harlan has also enjoyed a nearly 30 year relationship with the Camphill Foundation, which provides a residential program for children with severe developmental disabilities.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Faculty of Arts and Science, Harlan holds a degree in Art History and his interest in the visual arts continues to this day. He is active in his local affiliation with the Trust for National Historical Sites – The Glass House in New Canaan, CT; as well as senior Patron of both the Metropolitan Opera and Guggenheim Museum.