Herman Miller's New Leader
Herman Miller Elects Andi Owen as Next President and Chief Executive Officer
Herman Miller, Inc. announced today that Andi Owen has been elected by the Board of Directors to succeed Brian C. Walker as the Company’s next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 22, 2018. Ms. Owen was also elected to the Company’s Board of Directors as of August 22. She joins Herman Miller after a 25-year career at Gap Inc., where she most recently served as Global President of Banana Republic, leading 11,000 employees in over 600 stores across 27 countries. The appointment is part of a previously-announced leadership succession planning process.
Ms. Owen’s areas of strength are highly complementary to Herman Miller’s leadership team comprised of extensive contract furniture expertise and a growing retail capability. Over her tenure at Gap Inc., her career spanned many verticals and brands within the business. She has developed a diversified skillset that aligns with the strategic direction of Herman Miller today and ranges from digital and omni-channel transformation to design, product development, and supply chain management.
Combining Owen’s experience, proven results, and value-centered approach along with Herman Miller’s innovation and human-centered strategy, positions Herman Miller for a prosperous and exciting future.