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1943 - 1961

W.D. Idema Elected President & General Manager

Walter D. Idema, one of the original founders, is elected President and General Manager of Metal Office Furniture Co., succeeding Peter M. Wege after his retirement. Idema's previous history with the Company...

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1961 - 1966

W.C. Davis Elected President

Wendell C. Davis is elected President of Steelcase Inc. (and appointed as a director). Davis comes from Cribben and Sexton Company in Chicago. While Davis came to Steelcase under a 5-year agreement, he...

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1914 - 1943

P.M. Wege Elected President

Peter Martin Wege is elected president of Metal Office Furniture Co. (MOFC) in 1914 when MOFC separates from Macey Furniture Company.  He takes the reigns from Alexander W. Hompe and will hold the position...

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03/01/2014

Keane becomes 9th CEO

Effective March 1, 2014, Jim Keane becomes the ninth leader in the Company's 102 year history.  Keane replaces Jim Hackett who stepped down after nearly 20 years as President and CEO.  Keane, a Chicago...

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12/1994 - 02/28/2014

J.P. Hackett Elected President & CEO

James P. Hackett is elected President and CEO. Hackett's history with the Company includes: various sales and marketing positions (1981); regional manager in Houston, Texas (1984); director of national...

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12/1990 - 1994

J.K. Myers Elected President & CEO

Jerry K. Myers is elected President and CEO of Steelcase Inc. Myers comes from TRW Corp. in Cleveland. His primary initiative is "World Class Performance" -- a continuous-improvement process with the following...

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1988 - 1990

F.H. Merlotti Elected President & CEO

Frank H. Merlotti (Sr.) is elected President and CEO of Steelcase Inc. Merlotti's history with the Company includes: plant manager (1964); vice president of manufacturing (1967); senior vice president...

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1994 - 1994

F.H. Merlotti Elected Interim President

After Jerry K. Myers resigns, Frank H. Merlotti (Sr.), former President and CEO, agrees to act as Interim President of Steelcase Inc. until a replacement can be found. Merlotti's history with the Company...

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03/14/1912 - 01/15/1914

A.W. Hompe Elected President

Two days prior to the official founding of the Metal Office Furniture Co.,  Alexander W. Hompe, president of The Macey Co., is elected president and chairman of the board.  He resigns in 1914, handing...

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1955

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