Herman Miller picks Gap executive as new CEO

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — West Michigan-based furnituremaker Herman Miller has chosen a new CEO.

Andi Owen will take over as the president and CEO on Aug. 22.

Owen previously spent 25 years at Gap, most recently heading up Banana Republic, according to a Wednesday release from Herman Miller.

“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,” Michael Volkema, the chair of the company’s board of directors, said in a statement.

She’s replacing Brian Walker, who announced in February he would retire this year. The Board of Directors on Wednesday thanked him for his leadership and achievements.

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