Innovating office environments for over 108 years

1910

A.W. Hompe Elected President
March 14, 1912
A.W. Hompe Elected President
P.M. Wege Elected President
January 15, 1914
P.M. Wege Elected President

1940

W.D. Idema Elected President & General Manager
March 1, 1943
W.D. Idema Elected President & General Manager

1960

W.C. Davis Elected President
March 1, 1961
W.C. Davis Elected President
R.C. Pew Elected President & CEO
May 7, 1966
R.C. Pew Elected President & CEO

1980

F.H. Merlotti Elected President & CEO
November 1, 1988
F.H. Merlotti Elected President & CEO

1990

J.K. Myers Elected President & CEO
December 3, 1990
J.K. Myers Elected President & CEO
F.H. Merlotti Elected Interim President
July 19, 1994
F.H. Merlotti Elected Interim President
J.P. Hackett Elected President & CEO
March 22, 1995
J.P. Hackett Elected President & CEO

2010

James Keane becomes 9th CEO
March 1, 2014
James Keane becomes 9th CEO

We opened our doors in 1912 after 11 business men agreed to invest in Peter M. Wege's dream of opening a steel office furniture company in a city renowned for wood furniture. Since then we've experienced many changes, including our name, but our business vision of always looking toward the future has remained the same.

Here we'd like to share with you a few hundred of the thousands of noteworthy historical moments from our 108-year plus legacy.

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