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Herman Miller Inc (MLHR.BE)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Volkema

59 2004 Independent Chairman of the Board

Brian Walker

53 2004 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeffrey Stutz

44 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

John Edelman

49 2015 Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Design

John Mcphee

53 2015 Executive Vice President and President, Design

Gregory Bylsma

50 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Donald Goeman

58 2005 Executive Vice President - Research, Design & Development

Andrew Lock

61 2009 Executive Vice President, President - International

Louise McDonald

60 2013 Executive Vice President, President, Healthcare

Malisa Bryant

48 2015 Senior Vice President - Sales and Distribution of North America (Work and Learning).

H. Timothy Lopez

44 2013 Senior Vice President - Legal Services, Secretary

Steven Gane

60 2011 Senior Vice President, President of Geiger & Specialty/Consumer

Michael Ramirez

50 2011 Senior Vice President - People, Places and Administration

Kevin Veltman

40 2015 Vice President, Treasurer, IR Contact Officer

Jeffrey Kurburski

49 2014 Vice President of Information technology

B. Ben Watson

50 2010 Executive Creative Director

Brenda Freeman

2016 Director

Heidi Manheimer

52 2014 Director

Mary Andringa

65 1999 Independent Director

David Brandon

63 2011 Independent Director

Douglas French

61 2002 Independent Director

John Griswell

66 2004 Independent Director

John Hoke

50 2005 Independent Director

Lisa Kro

50 2012 Independent Director

Dorothy Terrell

70 1997 Independent Director

David Ulrich

61 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. He also served as CEO and President of the Company. 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 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Herman Miller, Inc. 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.

John Edelman

Mr. John G Edelman Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Design of the 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.

John Mcphee

Mr. John J McPhee is a Executive Vice President and President, Design of the 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. Mr. McPhee previously held senior management positions with Edelman Leather, Candie's, Inc. and Sam & Libby, Inc

Gregory Bylsma

Mr. Gregory J. Bylsma is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President- 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.

Donald Goeman

Mr. Donald D. Goeman is Executive Vice President - Research, Design & Development of Herman Miller Inc. Mr. Goeman joined Herman Miller’s New Product Development group in 1980, and during his 30 years with the company he has held a new product design and development leadership positions.

Andrew Lock

Mr. Andrew J. Lock is an Executive Vice President, President - International of Herman Miller Inc. 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.

Louise McDonald

Ms. Louise McDonald is Executive Vice President, President, Healthcare of the company. Ms. McDonald joined Herman Miller in 2013 as President of Healthcare, and prior to this she worked for Welch Allyn for 31 years serving mostly as an Executive Vice President.

Malisa Bryant

Ms. Mlisa L Bryant is Senior Vice President - Sales and Distribution of North America (Work and Learning) of Herman Miller, Inc. Malisa Bryant previously Vice President of North America Sales at Herman Miller. Ms. Bryant joined the Company in 2013 as Vice President and General Manager of Focused Market Segments. Prior to joining the Company, she held several leadership roles within the industry, including the Vice President of Customer Support, Vice President and General Manager of Strategic Accounts, and Vice President of Sales for Allsteel, in each case at HNI.

H. Timothy Lopez

Mr. H. Timothy Lopez is Senior Vice President - Legal Services, Secretary of the Herman Miller Inc. 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.

Steven Gane

Mr. Steven C. Gane is 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.

Michael Ramirez

Mr. Michael F. Ramirez is Senior Vice President - People, Places and Administration of Herman Miller Inc. 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 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. Mr. Kurburski joined Herman Miller in 1990. He served as Director of IT, Herman Miller Casegoods from 1998 to 2003.

Jeffrey Kurburski

Mr. Jeffrey L. Kurburski is a Vice President of Information technology of the company. He served as Director of IT, Herman Miller Casegoods from 1998 to 2003, Director of IT Infrastructure from 2003 to 2007,

B. Ben Watson

Mr. B. Ben Watson is 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.

Brenda Freeman

Heidi Manheimer

Ms. Heidi Manheimer is Director of Herman Miller, Inc. Ms. Manheimer has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Shiseido Cosmetics America, a global leader in skincare and cosmetics, since January 2006, as President of U.S. Operations from April 2002 to January 2006 and as Executive Vice President and General Manager from September 2000 to April 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 June 2006. For many years she has served on nonprofit and trade association boards and was elected Chairwoman of the Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation in January 2014. Ms. Manheimer was appointed to the Herman Miller Board of Directors on January 17, 2014. Ms. Manheimer’s extensive experience as a senior executive in the retail industry, experience with both e-commerce and international business practices and service as a board member for both profit and nonprofit businesses led the Board of Directors to appoint her as a director in fiscal year 2014.

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 November 2014. At that time she became Chief Executive Officer Chair of the Board. She will transition exclusively to Chair of the Board in November 2015. Mr. 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 Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Michigan, where he has served since March 2010. 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. Mr. Brandon's 22 years of experience as a Chief Executive Officer of two publicly-traded companies, his experience in global brand management and his for-profit and non-profit board service bring a unique perspective to the Board of Directors.

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. Mr. French's governance experience, as well as his leadership roles and expertise in the health management industry, provides a valuable resource to management and the Board of Directors.

John Griswell

Mr. John Barry Griswell is Independent Director of Herman Miller Inc. Mr. Griswell is the former 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 Financial Group. He is a former director of the Principal Financial Group and non-executive chairman of its board of directors. Mr. Griswell is currently a director of Och-Ziff Capital Management where he serves as the chair of the Executive Compensation Committees and serves on its Audit Committee. He also is a director of Voya Financial, Inc. where he serves on both the Audit and Executive Compensation and Benefits Committees. Mr. Griswell's financial expertise, governance experience and service as an executive of a publicly traded corporation led the Board of Directors to recommend that he continue to serve as a director. .

John Hoke

Mr. John R. Hoke III, is Independent Director of Herman Miller Inc. Since joining Nike, Inc. 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. Mr. Hoke's design expertise, both domestically and internationally, including his leadership role in a major, global enterprise, brings additional, insightful perspective to our Board discussions and decisions.

Lisa Kro

Ms. Lisa A. Kro, CPA, is Independent Director of Herman Mileer Inc. Ms. Kro, a Certified Public Accountant, is a founding partner of Mill City Capital, L.P., where she is Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director. From September 2004 to March 2010, Ms. Kro was the Chief Financial Officer and a Managing Director of Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison. Prior to joining Goldner Hawn she was a partner at KPMG LLP, an international public accounting firm. Ms. Kro's service in auditing as well as her experience in the finance and capital environments enables her to contribute to a number of financial and strategic areas of the Company. Her experience on other boards, including service as the financial expert of the audit committee of another publicly traded company, brings an additional level of oversight to the Company's financial accounting controls and reporting.

Dorothy Terrell

Ms. Dorothy A. Terrell is Independent Director of Herman Miller Inc. Ms. Terrell is the Founder and Managing Partner of FirstCap Advisors, a venture capital and advisory firm committed to helping innovative technology companies move successfully through the critical early stages of product and business development. Prior to this she was a Partner at First Light Capital, a venture capital fund investing in early stage products and service companies in enterprise software and integration, communications and business-to-business e-commerce. Concurrent with her service to First Light Capital, she was President and CEO of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, a national not-for-profit organization. Ms. Terrell has over twenty-five years of experience in the technology industry. At NMS Communications she was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and concurrently President of Platforms & Services Group. She was also a Corporate Officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc. and President of its subsidiary, SunExpress. Ms. Terrell's experience as a senior executive, her knowledge and service in the technology arena and service to other boards make her an important resource as a member of the Board of Directors.

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 twenty-five books and hundreds of articles on these and related topics. Dr. Ulrich's academic research and consulting on strategic management and other business issues, among other factors, allows him to provide valuable input to management and the Board of Directors.