Kalamazoo, MI – August 23, 2023 – Landscape
Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design site
furniture, structure, LED lighting and accessories, is pleased to announce the
appointment of Roy Chan to its Board of Directors.
Chan is a
global business executive with more than thirty years of industry experience in
multi- and omni-channel retail, brand management, fashion product development,
and merchandising and operations in both domestic and international markets.
“We are very pleased to have Roy join our Board of Directors,” says Landscape
Forms CEO Marjorie Simmons. "His product development experience and
expertise in marketing and international business will be an excellent addition
to our strategic discussions and guide us to an even bolder future. We’re looking
forward to learning from him given his vast experience in global expansion.”
his career landing the exclusive rights to manufacture and sell the Benetton
and Sisley brands in China. Since then, he has carved out a career based on
innovative product, marketing and distribution solutions for leading fashion
brands. Currently, Chan serves as President of International, Retail, and
E-commerce at Away, a New York City-based lifestyle travel brand and one of the
fastest growing consumer brands in the world since its launch in 2016. Prior to
his current position at Away, Chan has served in multiple senior-level
positions including President of International at Kate Spade & Company,
Group President of International at The Jones Group, Inc., and Senior Vice
President and General Merchandise Manager in International Business Development
for Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. Sparking his lifelong passion for product design,
Chan graduated from the Parsons School of Design with a Bachelor of Business
Administration in Marketing & Product Development and a Bachelor of Fine
Arts in Art History.
“Landscape Forms is a unique company with
a heritage of great design, craft and culture. Roy is a great fit with
Landscape Forms’ heritage and has the experience and skills to help us achieve
our future vision. I look forward to serving alongside Roy,” says Landscape
Forms Board Member and Chair of the Nomination & Governance Committee,
Brian C. Walker.
very excited to join such a dedicated and intellectual Board,” Chan says.
"In the time I’ve spent getting acquainted with Landscape Forms, their
unique ethos is foundational to every conversation I’ve had across the company.
From operations, to leadership, to Directors on the Board, the methodical
nature by which Landscape Forms continues to grow and build teams ensures the
protection of a culture that I think is so special, and it makes me incredibly
excited to be a part of it.”
About Landscape Forms
is the industry leader in integrated collections of high-design site furniture,
structures, accessories, and advanced LED lighting. Since its founding in 1969
Landscape Forms has earned a reputation for excellent design, high quality
products and exceptional service. Headquartered
in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the family of brands includes Loll Designs located in
Duluth, Minnesota; Summit Furniture in Monterey, California; and Kornegay
Design in Phoenix, Arizona. It has
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; and familiar
brand leaders such as Harvard University, Linked In, New York Central Park
Conservancy, Bryant Park, Google, Coca Cola, Oculus, U.S. Tennis Association
(USTA), Nike, National Museum of African American History (Washington, D.C.),
Barclays Center, Adidas, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Microsoft, and
Uber. Landscape Forms has been named one of the Best Workplaces in
Manufacturing & Production for 2020, 2021, and 2022 by Fortune magazine,
Michigan Manufacturer of the Year by the Michigan Manufacturers Association,
and by 269 Magazine as one of Southwest Michigan’s Wonderful Workplaces.