Former Herman Miller CEO Brian Walker to Join Landscape Forms Board of Directors
Kalamazoo, MI – January 3, 2020 – Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of site furniture, lighting, structure, and accessories, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Walker to its board of directors. The privately-owned company headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, recently celebrated its 50th year in business and has more than 400 employees worldwide. Walker is a tenured executive with more than thirty years of successful experience leading companies with a focus on finance, international business, strategy development and operational transformation. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Brian Walker to the Landscape Forms Board of Directors,” said Bill Main, Chairman. “Brian is uniquely qualified and well-suited to help us deliver great design, culture and craft in a world full of opportunities and choices. As we begin our fifty-first year of serving customers, employees, owners, and other constituents, we are very fortunate to have Brian join our team. He brings an amazing resume, high energy, and an engaging personality. We look forward to working with him.”
For the past two years, Walker has served as Partner, Strategic Leadership, for Huron Capital where he plays a critical role in helping generate superior operating and financial performance within its portfolio of companies. He plays a hands-on role at Huron, providing both the business insights and strategic direction to help create value within the private equity environment. Prior to joining Huron Capital, Walker spent 29 years with Herman Miller, most recently as its Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2018. Prior to serving as CEO, he served Herman Miller in multiple senior-level executive positions, including President, Chief Operating Officer, President of Herman Miller North America, Chief Financial Officer, and Executive Vice President. Before joining Herman Miller, Walker worked as a Certified Public Accountant for the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen. He also served as a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, President of The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA), and Director of Business Leaders for Michigan.
About Landscape Forms
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. The company is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with manufacturing facilities in Kalamazoo and Phoenix, Arizona, and 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.