Steelcase Inc. Appoints Jim Keane as President and Member of Board of
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steelcase Inc.
(NYSE:SCS), the global leader in the office furniture industry, today
announced that its chief operating officer (COO), James P. Keane, has been
named the company's president and elected by the Steelcase Board of Directors
as a member of the board, effective April 22, 2013.
James P. Hackett, who previously served as president and chief executive
officer (CEO), will continue as the company's CEO.
"Jim Keane is doing a fantastic job leading key aspects of our company," said
James P. Hackett, chief executive officer. "It's wonderful to see our Board
recognize his work to integrate our sales, marketing and operations teams
around the world."
Keane was named COO in November 2012 and will continue to hold this title. He
is responsible for the design, engineering, development, manufacturing, sales
and distribution of the company's brands in the countries where Steelcase does
business. Previously, he was president of the Steelcase Group in the Americas,
Europe, Middle East and Africa, and held earlier company roles as chief
financial officer and the head of research and development.
Prior to joining Steelcase, Keane was a consultant with McKinsey and Company
for five years and held positions with Peat Marwick Mitchell and Co. and
Keane earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy from the University
of Illinois, and a master's in management degree from the Kellogg Graduate
School of Management at Northwestern University.
About Steelcase Inc.
For over 100 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped create great experiences for the
world's leading organizations- wherever work happens. Steelcase and our
family of brands- including Steelcase®, Coalesse®, Designtex®, Details®,
Nurture®, PolyVision® and Turnstone®- offer a comprehensive portfolio of
furnishings, products and services designed to unlock human promise and
support social, economic and environmental sustainability. We are globally
accessible through a network of channels, including approximately 670 dealers.
Steelcase is a global, industry-leading and publicly traded company with
fiscal 2013 revenue of $2.9 billion.
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