Fireside Chat Series with Steelcase Inc. President & CEO Jim Keane on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 11:30am EDT


On Tuesday, August 31 at 11:30 am EDT, we will be hosting Jim Keane, President and CEO of Steelcase Inc., for a fireside chat on recent trends and customer interactions that affect the commercial/contract furniture industry. The event is open to all.

During our approximately 30-minute discussion with Mr. Keane, who has led Steelcase as its CEO for the past 8+ years, we will explore some recent trends in the industry that are particularly relevant during the pandemic.

Additionally, we will extend the discussion into how various business and organizational leaders now view the importance of the workplace to their own cultures and future success and how that may have changed in recent months.

Finally, we will explore Steelcase's commitment to research and ESG, both of which have been hallmarks of the company’s operating discipline long before the pandemic and recent events in the US that have energized conversations and actions by many business leaders.

Much has changed and continues to change in the office and competitive landscape. We believe this event will be of significant interest to all investors.

Register for the event here.

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Steelcase is widely viewed as one of America’s great companies. Named 15 times by Fortune Magazine as one of the world’s most admired companies and ranked #1 in the Home Equipment and Furnishings sector, Steelcase is a global market share leader for commercial/contract furniture. Its global capabilities and research-based approach make it a preferred partner for organizations in any part of the world.

Steelcase defines its purpose as “Unlocking human promise by transforming work, worker, and workplace.” In this way, the company affirms its mission to the workplace. Today, the company’s family of brands include Steelcase®, Coalesse®, Designtex®, Smith System®, AMQ®, and Orangebox®. These give the company a comprehensive portfolio of furniture, architectural products, and technology solutions that support people at work. Its consolidated revenue mix by major verticals is 72% in corporate/other, 16% for education, and 12% for healthcare.

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Jim Keane

Chief Executive Officer

Steelcase Inc.

Jim was appointed President and Director in April 2013. Previously Jim was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for Steelcase in November 2012, where his responsibilities included design, engineering and development, manufacturing, sales, and distribution for all of Steelcase. As COO, he also retained his previous leadership duties as President of Steelcase Group (2006-12), including responsibility for the sales, marketing, and product development activities across the Americas (the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Latin America) and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa).

Jim was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Steelcase Inc. from 2001-2006. Previously, Jim has also led corporate strategy, IT, Steelcase Design Partnership, and research and development since joining the company in 1997.

He serves on the boards of Rockwell Automation, IDEO, the Economics Club of Grand Rapids and Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA), and the Board of Trustees of Grand Valley University Foundation.

Jim 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.


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