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Herman Miller Inc (MLHR.OQ)

MLHR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Volkema

61 2004 Independent Chairman of the Board

Brian Walker

55 2004 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeffrey Stutz

46 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Gregory Bylsma

52 2017 President, North America Contract

John Edelman

50 2017 Chief Executive Officer - Consumer

Steven Gane

62 2017 President - Specialty Brands

Andrew Lock

62 2017 President - International

John Mcphee

54 2017 President - Consumer

Jeremy Hocking

56 2017 Executive Vice President - Strategy and Business Development

H. Timothy Lopez

46 2016 Senior Vice President - Legal Services, General Counsel and Secretary

Michael Ramirez

52 2011 Senior Vice President - People, Places and Administration

Kevin Veltman

42 2015 Vice President, Investor Relations & Treasurer

B. Ben Watson

52 2017 Chief Creative Officer

Mary Andringa

67 1999 Independent Director

David Brandon

65 2011 Independent Director

Brenda Freeman

48 2016 Independent Director

Douglas French

63 2002 Independent Director

John Griswell

68 2004 Independent Director

John Hoke

52 2005 Independent Director

Lisa Kro

52 2012 Independent Director

Heidi Manheimer

54 2014 Independent Director

David Ulrich

63 2001 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Volkema

Mr. Michael A. Volkema is Independent Chairman of the Board of Herman Miller, Inc. Mr. Volkema has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Herman Miller, Inc. since 2000, serving as non-executive Chairman since 2004. He also served as CEO and President of the Company from 1995 to 2004. Mr. Volkema has more than thirty years of experience as a senior executive in the home and office furnishings industry. This experience includes corporate leadership, branded marketing, international operations, and public company finance and accounting through audit committee service.

Brian Walker

Mr. Brian C. Walker is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Herman Miller Inc. Since 2004, Mr. Walker has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Previously, he held other executive leadership positions with the Company having served as the Chief Operating Officer of Herman Miller Inc., President of Herman Miller North America and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Walker is a Certified Public Accountant and serves as the lead director and chairs the Compensation Committee of Briggs & Stratton Corporation.

Jeffrey Stutz

Mr. Jeffrey M. Stutz is a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He was Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer of Herman Miller Inc. Mr. Stutz joined Herman Miller in 2009 as Treasurer and Vice President, Investor Relations. Previously he served as Chief Financial Officer for Izzy Designs Inc., subsequent to holding various positions within Herman Miller finance.

Gregory Bylsma

Mr. Gregory J. Bylsma is a President, North America Contract of the Company. He was Chief Operating Officer, Herman Miller North America of Herman Miller, Inc. He was Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Herman Miller Inc. Mr. Bylsma joined Herman Miller, Inc. in 2000 as Director of Reporting & Planning for North America prior to being appointed Corporate Controller in 2005.

John Edelman

Mr. John G Edelman is Chief Executive Officer - Consumer of the Company. Mr. Edelman joined Herman Miller, Inc. in 2015 subsequent to the company's acquisition of DWR. Prior to joining DWR as President and Chief Executive Office in 2010 he served as President and CEO of Edelman Leather and Sam & Libby, Inc., where he was responsible for its U.S. business.

Steven Gane

Mr. Steven C. Gane is a President - Specialty Brands of the Company. He was Executive Vice President and President of Geiger and Herman Miller Collection of the Company. He was Senior Vice President, President of Geiger & Specialty/Consumer of Herman Miller, Inc. Mr. Gane joined Herman Miller in 2007 as President of Geiger International. Prior to this he worked for Furniture Brands International for 16 years serving mostly as President of HBF.

Andrew Lock

Mr. Andrew J. Lock is an President - International of the Company. Mr. Lock was Senior Vice President for People Services from 2000 to 2003, Vice President for Integration from 1998 to 2000, and Vice President of International Human Resources from 1997 to 1998.

John Mcphee

Mr. John J. Mcphee is a Executive Vice President and President, Design Within Reach, Inc. Mr. McPhee joined Herman Miller, Inc. in 2015 subsequent to the company's acquisition of DWR. Prior to that, he served in various roles at DWR including Chief Operating Officer and President from 2010. Mr. McPhee previously held senior management positions with Edelman Leather, Candie's, Inc. and Sam & Libby, Inc.

Jeremy Hocking

Mr. Jeremy Hocking is a Executive Vice President - Strategy and Business Development of the Company. He previously served as Senior Vice President - Strategic Planning and Business Development of the Company. He has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development.

H. Timothy Lopez

Mr. H. Timothy Lopez is a Senior Vice President - Legal Services, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. Mr. Lopez joined Herman Miller in 2012 and serves as Senior Vice President of Legal Services, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to this he was an Associate General Counsel with A. O. Smith Corporation from 2008 to 2012 and Senior Staff Attorney to Kohler Co. from 2002 to 2008.

Michael Ramirez

Mr. Michael F. Ramirez is a Senior Vice President - People, Places and Administration of the Company. Mr. Ramirez joined Herman Miller in 1998 and served as Director of Purchasing from 1998 to 2005, Vice President of Inclusiveness and Diversity from 2005 to 2009, and Vice President of Sales Operations from 2009 to 2011.

Kevin Veltman

Mr. Kevin J. Veltman is a Vice President - Investor Relations, Treasurer of the Company. Previously he worked for BISSELL, Inc, most recently as Vice President – Finance, for 8 years and Ernst & Young, LLP for 10 years.

B. Ben Watson

Mr. B. Ben Watson is a Chief Creative Officer of the Company. He was Executive Creative Director of Herman Miller Inc. Mr. Watson joined Herman Miller in 2010 as Executive Creative Director, and prior to this he served as Managing Director and CEO of Moroso USA. Prior to this Mr. Watson served in creative roles as Global Creative Director of Apparel at Nike, and Global Marketing Director at Vitra.

Mary Andringa

Ms. Mary Vermeer Andringa is Independent Director of Herman Miller Inc. Since 1989, Ms. Andringa has been an executive officer of Vermeer Corporation, a leading manufacturer of agricultural, construction, environmental and industrial equipment located in Pella, Iowa. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Vermeer from 2003 to 2014. At that time, she became Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board. She transitioned exclusively to Chair of the Board in 2015. Ms. Andringa's tenure with Vermeer has spanned the gamut of functional expertise from marketing to international sales and acquisitions. With over thirty years of manufacturing experience, Ms. Andringa is past Chair of the National Association of Manufacturers which represents over 10,000 U.S.-based manufacturing entities.

David Brandon

Mr. David A. Brandon is Independent Director of Herman Miller Inc. Mr. Brandon is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Toys "R" Us, Inc., a retailer of toys and juvenile products. Mr. Brandon served as the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Michigan from 2010 to 2014. Prior to that, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Domino's Pizza, Inc., an international pizza delivery company operating over 9,000 stores in over 60 countries. Mr. Brandon was also President and Chief Executive Officer of Valassis, Inc. from 1989 to 1998 and Chairman of its Board of Directors from 1997 to 1998.

Brenda Freeman

Ms. Brenda Freeman is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Brenda Freeman is the Chief Marketing Officer for Magic Leap, a technology company that is developing a Mixed Reality computing platform that is on the cutting edge of the virtual and augmented reality world of wearable technology. She is responsible for all aspects of brand and product marketing, including the customer journey experience - CRM, social, digital, publicity, experiential and influencer marketing. Prior to her current role, Freeman was CMO for the National Geographic Channels where she oversaw brand development, multi-platform creative architecture and consumer communication. She was also global head of television marketing for DreamWorks, CMO of Cartoon Network at Turner Broadcasting and SVP for Nickelodeon integrated marketing and partnerships at Viacom. Early in her career, she held consumer marketing and product development positions for Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola, both divisions of PepsiCo.

Douglas French

Mr. Douglas D. French is Independent Director of Herman Miller Inc. Mr. French has served as the founding partner of Santé Health Ventures, an early-stage healthcare venture fund since 2007. Prior to joining Santé Health Ventures, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in the U.S. Mr. French has also served as CEO for St. Mary's Medical Center and St. Vincent Health System, both of Midwest Indiana. He has more than three decades of health management experience including serving as a director for numerous public and private companies.

John Griswell

Mr. John Barry Griswell is Independent Director of Herman Miller Inc. Mr. Griswell is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Principal Financial Group and Principal Life, a global financial services provider which offers a wide range of insurance and financial products and services. With more than thirty years of financial services experience, Mr. Griswell was the President and CEO of MetLife Marketing Corporation prior to joining The Principal. He is a former director and non-executive chairman of the board of the Principal Financial Group. Mr. Griswell is currently a director of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group where he serves as a member of the Audit Committee. He also is a director of Voya Financial where he serves on the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee and as chair of the Executive Compensation and Benefits Committee.

John Hoke

Mr. John R. Hoke III, is Independent Director of Herman Miller Inc. Since joining Nike, Inc., a marketer of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services in 1993, Mr. Hoke has led the communication of Nike's culture of creativity internally and externally. He is currently the Vice President of Global Design, inspiring and overseeing an international team of designers. Mr. Hoke also serves as a director to several not-for-profit organizations relating to art and design.

Lisa Kro

Ms. Lisa A. Kro, CPA, is Independent Director of Herman Mileer Inc. Ms. Kro is a founding partner of Mill City Capital, L.P., a private equity firm, where she is Managing Director. From 2004 to 2010, Ms. Kro was the Chief Financial Officer and a Managing Director of Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison, also a private equity firm. Prior to joining Goldner Hawn, she was a partner at KPMG LLP, an international public accounting firm.

Heidi Manheimer

Ms. Heidi Manheimer is Independent Director of Herman Miller, Inc. Ms. Manheimer is an independent consultant. Ms. Manheimer served as the Chief Executive Officer of Shiseido Cosmetics America, a global leader in skincare and cosmetics, from January 2006 to September 2015, as President of U.S. Operations from 2002 to 2006 and as Executive Vice President and General Manager from 2000 to 2002. Prior to that she spent seven years at Barney's New York and seven years at Bloomingdales in the beauty care divisions, rising to senior leadership positions within each company. Ms. Manheimer currently sits on the Board of Directors of Burton Snowboards having been appointed in 2006. For many years, she has served on nonprofit and trade association boards, and she was elected Chairwoman of the Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation in 2014.

David Ulrich

Dr. David O. Ulrich is Independent Director of Herman Miller Inc. Dr. Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Collegiate Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan. He also provides counsel to more than half of the Fortune 200 companies, focusing on strategic management and competitive advantage issues as well as human resource management, leadership culture and talent. He has published thirty books and hundreds of articles on these and related topics. He has received numerous lifetime awards for his contributions to these fields.

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