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Max De Pree

Herman Miller

1980 - 1987

Fabricated Goods

Military ServiceArmy
1980 b. 1924
BirthplaceMichigan (MI)
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1980

De Pree grew the small family-owned business into the second largest furniture maker in the world. Under De Pree’s leadership, Herman Miller had the unique distinction of being named to three Fortune Top 10 lists – most admired companies, most innovative companies, and best managed. A pioneer of diversity and open leadership policies, De Pree created a compelling corporate culture that produced stellar financial results – increasing revenues from $230 million to $743 million.