Don Goeman, Executive Vice President of Research, Design & Development, is responsible for the commercialization of new and innovative product programs, which extend Herman Miller’s well-recognized leadership in product design and innovation. Don joined Herman Miller’s New Product Development arena in 1980, and during his 32 years with the company he has held a variety of new product design and development leadership positions. Most noteworthy innovations from Don’s development teams in collaboration with industrial designers from around the globe include the development of the Aeron and Mirra Chairs; the Resolve, My Studio and Vivo Office Systems; and the Leaf Light. In 1997, the Product Development Management Association (PDMA) recognized Herman Miller for its product design and development practices as Corporate Innovator of the Year. Don is a graduate of Hope College with a BA in Business Administration, and the University of Michigan with a BSE in Mechanical Engineering.
Executive VP of Research, Design, and Development, Herman Miller, Inc.