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Herman Miller Inc (MLHR.F)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Volkema

61 2004 Independent Chairman of the Board

Brian Walker

54 2004 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeffrey Stutz

45 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Gregory Bylsma

51 2017 President, North America Contract

John Edelman

50 2015 Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Design Within Reach, Inc.

Steven Gane

61 2017 President - Specialty Brands

John Mcphee

54 2015 Executive Vice President and President, Design Within Reach, Inc

Donald Goeman

59 2005 Executive Vice President - Research, Design & Development

Jeremy Hocking

2017 Executive Vice President - Strategy and Business Development

Andrew Lock

62 2009 Executive Vice President, President - International

Louise McDonald

61 2013 Executive Vice President, President - Healthcare

H. Timothy Lopez

45 2016 Senior Vice President - Legal Services, General Counsel and Secretary

Malisa Bryant

49 2015 Senior Vice President - Sales and Distribution of North America (Work and Learning).

Michael Ramirez

51 2011 Senior Vice President - People, Places and Administration

Kevin Veltman

41 2015 Vice President, Treasurer, IR Contact Officer

Jeffrey Kurburski

50 2014 Vice President of Information technology

B. Ben Watson

51 2017 Chief Creative Officer

Mary Andringa

66 1999 Independent Director

David Brandon

64 2011 Independent Director

Brenda Freeman

47 2016 Independent Director

Douglas French

62 2002 Independent Director

John Griswell

67 2004 Independent Director

John Hoke

51 2005 Independent Director

Lisa Kro

51 2012 Independent Director

Heidi Manheimer

53 2014 Independent Director

Dorothy Terrell

71 1997 Independent Director

David Ulrich

62 2001 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Volkema

Mr. Michael A. Volkema is Independent Chairman of the Board of Herman Miller, Inc. 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 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 serves as 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 Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Design Within Reach, Inc. 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 serves as 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.

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. Mr. McPhee previously held senior management positions with Edelman Leather, Candie's, Inc. and Sam & Libby, Inc.

Donald Goeman

Mr. Donald D. Goeman is Executive Vice President - Research, Design & Development of the Company. 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.

Jeremy Hocking

Mr. Jeremy Hocking serves as 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.

Andrew Lock

Mr. Andrew J. Lock is an Executive Vice President, 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.

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.

H. Timothy Lopez

Mr. H. Timothy Lopez is 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.

Malisa Bryant

Ms. Malisa L. Bryant is Senior Vice President - Sales and Distribution of North America (Work and Learning) of Herman Miller, Inc. Prior to joining the Company, she held several leadership roles within the industry, including 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.

Michael Ramirez

Mr. Michael F. Ramirez is 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 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.

Jeffrey Kurburski

Mr. Jeffrey L. Kurburski is a Vice President - 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, and has served in his current capacity of Vice President of Information Technology since 2007.

B. Ben Watson

Mr. B. Ben Watson serves as 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 November 2014. At that time she became Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board. She transitioned exclusively to Chair of the Board in November 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 October 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. Freeman is the Chief Marketing Officer for National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild. Previously, Ms. Freeman was Global Head of Television Marketing for DreamWorks Animation. Prior to DreamWorks Animation, Ms. Freeman spent six years at Turner Broadcasting, most recently as Chief Marketing Officer for Turner Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media. Before that she served as SVP of Integrated Marketing and Promotions for the Nickelodeon MTVN Kids and Family Group. She was appointed to the Board of Directors of Herman Miller, Inc. in January 2016.

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 the chair of the Executive Compensation Committee, and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance 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. Ms. Kro's service in auditing as well as her experience in the finance and capital environments enable her to contribute to a number of financial and strategic areas of the Company. Her experience on other boards, including previous service as the financial expert on the audit committee of another publicly-traded company, contributes to the oversight of the Company's financial accounting controls and reporting; accordingly, the Board recommended her nomination for re-election as a director.

Heidi Manheimer

Ms. Heidi Manheimer is Independent Director of Herman Miller, Inc. 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.

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.

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.