Steelcase CEO to retire next year

4:00 PM, Jul 17, 2013   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS - Steelcase Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett today announced he would retire next February.  Hackett has  led the office furniture company for 19 years.

In a news release Steelcase Board Chair Rob Pew said Hackett "helped change the conversation at Steelcase from merely selling office environments to providing insights about how spaces can impact performance...Jim has led the company through some difficult times as well as periods of growth.   We appreciate his calm hand on the tiller."

Pew said the company is not naming a new CEO at this time but that "we have a succession plan in place."

Hackett said "I couldn't be happier about what Steelcase has become and where we're headed."
















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