Herman Miller Names Andi Owen New President and CEO
Global furniture designer and manufacturer Herman Miller has announced that Andi Owen has been elected by the company’s board of directors to succeed Brian C. Walker as president and CEO. Owen, who worked with Gap Inc. for 25 years, most recently as global president of Banana Republic was also elected to serve on the Herman Miller board of directors.
“We are deeply grateful to Brian for his leadership and many achievements during his long career with Herman Miller. The company remains focused on the strategy Brian put in place, which has collectively grown the business, expanded our multi-channel capabilities, and accelerated the Company’s positive momentum,” said Herman Miller Chairman of the Board Michael A. Volkema. “Under Andi’s leadership, the business will seize opportunities that will lead to growth in new markets for both contract and consumer customers. Andi has the right gifts, talents, and expertise to accomplish this mission. She understands how to realize the potential of a brand amidst changing customer preferences and habits. We are thrilled to welcome her onboard.”
“Herman Miller has a reputation for being the best in the business. It is a privilege to lead the Company and continue the evolution of its world class portfolio of brands,” Owen said. “I’m excited to work with the management team and the broader organization to build upon the legacy of innovation and design excellence that is at the heart of Herman Miller.”
“Andi’s experience driving results as a seasoned leader, coupled with our outstanding leadership team, will take our family of brands to the next level,” Walker added. “This is an exciting time for the Company, and I look forward to working with Andi on a seamless transition.”