Kalamazoo, MI – May 11, 2021 – 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 Ryan Heiser to the new position of Director of Design.
Mr. Heiser brings more than a decade of design leadership to the Landscape Forms team, joining from Newell Brands where he held senior positions in industrial design and design management across a range of more than 15 leading brands. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Industrial Design. “As a design-led company, this is an important new role in our organization,” says Kirt Martin, Chief Creative Officer of Landscape Forms. “It took us eleven months and more than sixty candidates to find Ryan, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have such a talented design professional join our team.” Heiser’s responsibilities as the company’s first-ever Director of Design will include oversight of all industrial design and graphic design functions, the studio engineering team, and the company’s brand evolution initiatives. “Ryan’s professional leadership experience is also going to be a valuable asset for us,” add Martin. “I’m confident he’s going to be an excellent fit as he helps lead us to the next level as a design-driven organization.”
Currently residing in Kalamazoo with his wife and two daughters, Mr. Heiser is a car enthusiast who also enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities.
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, and includes Kornegay Design, located in Phoenix, Arizona, and Loll Designs, in Duluth, Minnesota, in its family of brands. 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. We’ve been named one of the Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production for 2020 by Fortune magazine, Michigan Manufacturer of the Year for 2020 by the Michigan Manufacturers Association, and by 269 Magazine as one of Southwest Michigan’s Wonderful Workplaces.