Former Herman Miller CEO appointed as Mater Chairman

Mater, a Danish greentech company known for its sustainable furniture and work developing materials for furniture manufacture from waste streams, has announced the appointment of Brian Walker as Chairman of the Board, effective 1 May 2023.

Brian Walker brings a wealth of experience in the furniture industry, having served as the CEO of Herman Miller, a global leader in office furniture and design, for 14 years.

During his tenure, Walker successfully led the company through a period of remarkable growth and expansion, driving innovation, sustainability, and employee engagement. His strategic leadership and deep understanding of the furniture industry make him an invaluable addition to Mater’s Board.

Commenting on Walker’s appointment, Ketil Årdal, CEO of Mater said: “We are delighted to welcome Brian Walker as our Chairman of the Board,” “Brian’s extensive experience and proven track record in the furniture industry make him the perfect fit to lead Mater’s board. His passion for sustainability, design, and corporate social responsibility aligns perfectly with Mater’s values and vision for the future. Brian will bring to Mater his international experience and his appointment underlines the ambitions of Mater to become a global Greentech company”.

Walker is known for his commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and he has often spoken about his desire to drive positive change within the industry.

“I am honoured to join Mater as Chairman of the Board,” said Walker. “Mater has established itself as a leader in sustainable furniture design, and I am excited to work with the team to further advance their mission of creating innovative, environmentally friendly furniture solutions. I look forward to contributing my expertise and working closely with the board and management team to drive Mater’s continued success.”

With Brian Walker’s appointment as Chairman of the Board, Mater is poised to benefit from his extensive industry knowledge and strategic leadership. Mater is confident that his valuable insights and experience will further strengthen the brand’s position as a leader in developing sustainable materials for use in furniture design.

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