Monday, February 16, 2015
Universal Forest Products. Inc. announced that Brian Walker, president and chief executive officer of Herman Miller, Inc., was appointed to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Walker fills a tenth seat on the UFPI board.
Brian’s financial acumen, his global business perspective and his years of strong leadership at Herman Miller provide him with the background and skills we need to lead Universal into the future. He will help us provide strong, knowledgeable guidance to the dynamic companies of Universal Forest Products,” said William G. Currie UFPI Chairman. “We are pleased he has joined our board and we look forward to his contributions to our efforts and our success.” He added.
Walker was named president and COO of Herman Miller in 2003 and assumed the title of chief executive officer in 2004. He had earlier served as president of Herman Miller North America (2000), overseeing the company’s core business operations for the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Herman Miller, Inc. (1995), where he developed a strong team of finance professionals and an internationally respected finance organization. He previously held various financial management positions within Herman Miller’s international operations, before joining Herman Miller Inc., Walker worked as a CPA for the accounting firm Arthur Andersen.