Kalamazoo, MI – April 25, 2016 - Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design site furniture and advanced LED lighting, announces the appointment of Jim Marshall as Vice President, Culture. Mr. Marshall will oversee all day-to-day functions of the company’s People Department, including compensation and benefits, recruiting, and employee relations. In addition he will help design and implement Individual Employee Development programs, improve corporate Employee Performance Review programs and rally team members to own and advance Landscape Forms’ unique culture.
Landscape Forms President, Richard Heriford, says, “Our culture embraces innovation, accountability, trust, inclusion and pride. We take what we do at Landscape Forms very seriously – we want to be the best. But we also we want to have a little fun along the way. Jim has the energy, passion and commitment to strengthen the special culture that is our legacy. He will engage face-to-face with people throughout the company - to listen, inspire, advocate, and lead a spirited approach to Landscape Forms’ culture as we continue to prosper and grow.”
Prior to joining Landscape Forms, Mr. Marshall designed and carried out international Leadership Development and Training programs at MANN+HUMMEL Group; and at Humanergy, Inc. designed and delivered customized coaching, facilitation, training and tools to achieve high performance across multiple industries and types of organizations. He says, “Landscape Forms has made as serious a commitment to excellence in its people and culture as any company I have ever seen. I am very excited to be part of it and to have the opportunity to continue, sustain, grow and deepen our company culture.” Mr. Marshall holds a BBA in Management from Western Michigan University and is a Certified Practitioner Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®), and Certified Authenticity Circles Peer Coaching Facilitator.
About Landscape Forms
Landscape Forms is the industry leader in integrated collections of high-design site furniture and advanced LED lighting. Since its founding in 1969 Landscape Forms has earned a reputation for excellent design, high quality products and exceptional service. The Landscape Forms U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan with sales representatives throughout North America, South America, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Asia. Landscape Forms collaborates with renowned industrial designers and consultancies, landscape architects, and architects to design and develop integrated collections of products that address emerging needs and help create a sense of place. Additionally, the company has formed global marketing partnerships with select companies that share its commitment to design. Landscape Forms has an installed base of products around the world. Clients include municipalities, transit centers, corporate, college and health care campuses, sites such as Orange County Great Park; and familiar brand leaders such as Boeing, Cisco Systems, Disney, Sprint, American Airlines, Herman Miller and Nike. The company was recently named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 15 Small Workplaces in the US.