7.3.2003: Meldung: Herman Miller Inc.: New President and COO

Walker Promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer Of Herman Miller, Inc.
Thursday March 6, 4:00 pm ET

ZEELAND, Mich., March 6 -- Michael Volkema, Herman Miller"s Chairman and CEO, announced today that Brian Walker, 40, is being promoted to the position of President and COO of Herman Miller, Inc. (Nasdaq: MLHR - News).

For the past three years, Walker has led the company"s North American operations, spearheading the company"s efforts to provide customers with innovative products, reliable service and superior results.

"We could not have navigated the turbulent waters of the past 18 months without Brian Walker"s exceptional leadership," Volkema said. "His promotion is not only in recognition of his past performance, but signals our intent to better leverage our capabilities worldwide."

Walker is a native of Jackson, Michigan, and a graduate of Michigan State University. He is a certified public accountant. Walker joined Herman Miller in 1989 and served in a number of financial positions before joining Volkema"s leadership team in 1996.

Walker is a board member for Brown Corporation and Briggs & Stratton, and he also is a member of the International Advisory Board for Stern Stewart. Walker is married and the father of three children.

Herman Miller creates great places to work by researching, designing, manufacturing, and distributing innovative interior furnishings that support companies, organizations, and individuals all over the world. The company"s award-winning products, complemented by furniture management and strategic consulting services, generated over $1.46 billion in revenue during fiscal 2002. Herman Miller is widely recognized for both its innovative products and business practices, including the use of industry-leading, customer-focused technology. Again in 2003 Herman Miller was named among "America"s Most Admired" companies by Fortune magazine and included in Business Ethics magazine"s "100 Best Corporate Citizens." The company trades on the Nasdaq stock market under the symbol MLHR. For additional information about the company, visit www.hermanmiller.com .

Source: Herman Miller, Inc.
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