Corporate Governance

Sara E. Armbruster

Sara Armbruster is the President and CEO of Steelcase Inc., the company trusted by organizations around the world to create inspiring, productive, adaptable, and safe workplaces.

In addition to her role on the company’s Board of Directors, Sara brings executive experience from several positions to the office of CEO, which she assumed in October 2021. Most recently, she served as Executive Vice President of Steelcase and, before that, as Vice President, Strategy, Research and Digital Transformation. As leader of this group, Sara was responsible for advancing digital technologies and digital transformation at Steelcase, as well as providing leadership of the IT organization.

Sara has also had responsibility for a range of innovation activities including global design research, the design and implementation of new business models, and the development of external growth opportunities, including acquisitions and partnerships. ln addition, in past roles Sara has had oversight for the company’s Applied Research + Consulting practice, Steelcase Health, Steelcase Education and the PolyVision subsidiary, which Steelcase divested in 2019.

Before joining Steelcase, Sara served as Vice President of Business Development at Banta Corporation, a publicly traded global printing and supply chain services company based in Menasha, Wisconsin. ln that role, she led strategy development and managed all merger and acquisition activity. Sara also worked for McKinsey & Company in Boston, Massachusetts, and Andersen Consulting in New York City. Her consulting experience spanned industries and included work in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Sara currently serves on the boards of directors of Winnebago Industries, Catalyst, and Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose. She also sits on the boards of BIFMA, Business Leaders for Michigan, and the Steelcase Foundation, and is a member of Business Roundtable.

Sara holds a bachelor’s degree in Slavic languages and literatures from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut; a master’s degree in international relations from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.; and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

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Sara E. Armbruster

President and CEO

Alessandro Centrone

Alessandro Centrone serves as the President of Steelcase EMEA, a global design and thought leader in the world of work. His extensive experience leading multidisciplinary teams in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa has helped him develop a comprehensive understanding of diverse cultures, working styles, and organizational dynamics. He leverages these learnings to foster inclusion, empowerment, and accountability in the workplace.

Alessandro began his Steelcase journey in 2012, responsible for teams of workplace specialists that catered to the needs of customers, designers, and dealer partners across markets. After six years of leading sales, he assumed the role of Vice President Marketing for EMEA, during which he worked on integrating new brands and partners, and on translating customer needs, trends, and insights into products and solutions for Steelcase’s comprehensive product portfolio.

Prior to joining Steelcase, Alessandro held leadership roles at Sedus, Renault Italy, and Arthur Anderson. He holds an MBA from the University of Nebraska and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Università Bocconi in Milan, Italy. He serves on the board of directors for the Munich International School and the i3-Group, and is an advocate for children with disabilities.

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Alessandro Centrone

President, EMEA

Donna K. Flynn

Donna Flynn is Vice President, Chief People Officer, leading our efforts to attract, retain, develop, and inspire Steelcase employees around the world. She has been with the company since 2011.

Prior to this work, Donna served as Vice President, Workspace Futures, where her team of researchers studied the future of work, workers, and the workplace. The team’s insights, developed by studying people, their habits, and interactions, inform Steelcase culture principles and product development.

Before joining Steelcase, Donna spent eight years as an Experience Strategist and Research Manager at Microsoft, helping to develop user experiences guided by a consistent set of design tools. She was also a Social Science Analyst at the International Center for Research on Women (1997) in Washington, D.C., as well as an International Development Consultant (1996-98).

Donna earned her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology/African and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. She was a Fulbright Scholar from 1993 to 1994 and received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

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Donna K. Flynn

Vice President, Chief People Officer

Robert G. Krestakos

Bob Krestakos is Vice President, Chief Operations Officer and responsible for Supply Chain, which includes Order Fulfillment, Procurement, Manufacturing, Transportation, and Distribution, at all locations around the globe.

Previously, Bob was Vice President, Americas Operations, a role he held alongside his role of Vice President, Information Technology. During this time, he focused on introducing new technologies into the manufacturing arena.

Prior to that, he was Vice President, Global Technology Infrastructure, where he co-led global IT services, with responsibility for systems, networks, and associated technical services for all of Steelcase. Bob joined Steelcase in 1992 as a Consulting and Systems Programmer, responsible for the design, implementation, and support of the data communications network.

Other roles he has held within the company include Manager of Network Services, overseeing the implementation and support of the voice and data communications infrastructure for Steelcase North America; Director of the Business Technology Group, responsible for the design and implementation of the infrastructure systems of Steelcase North America; and Director of Technical Services and Operations, responsible for all aspects of Steelcase North America’s technology infrastructure, including the deployment, operation, and support of hardware and software systems.

Prior to joining Steelcase, Bob worked for Digital Equipment Corporation in New Hampshire, where he was a Principal Software Engineer. In that role, he designed and implemented major software systems for transaction processing, network communication, and database integration systems.

Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

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Robert G. Krestakos

Vice President, Chief Operations Officer

Terry Lenhardt

Terry Lenhardt is Senior Vice President, Marketing + Customer Verticals. In his role he is responsible for the launch and profitability for all products across the entire Steelcase community of brands and for the customer verticals within the Americas organization. Terry has been in Product Marketing since 2018.

Previously, Terry was Chief Information Officer (CIO), overseeing all of Steelcase’s IT functions. Prior to that he was Vice President, Finance for the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific, with responsibility for corporate financial planning and analysis, marketing finance, and operations finance. Prior to that, Terry was Vice President, North American Finance, for Steelcase Inc, where he was responsible for implementing North American financial strategy and developing strong monthly and quarterly analyses of financial results.

Terry joined Steelcase in 1994 as Vice President of Finance for the Steelcase Design Partnership. In 1997, he became responsible for leading the Market and Business Intelligence function for Steelcase North America. He later served as Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Development.

Prior to joining Steelcase, Terry worked for 10 years at Unisys Corporation, where he held a number of finance leadership positions, including Director of Corporate Planning and Analysis and Director of Finance, Japan Operations. Terry began his career as an auditor for the public accounting firm of Touche Ross & Co., where he earned certification as a public accountant.

Terry earned a bachelor of science degree in accountancy from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from the Graduate School of the University of Detroit in Detroit, Michigan.

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Terry Lenhardt

Senior Vice President, Marketing + Customer Verticals

Peter Lewchanin

Peter Lewchanin is President, APAC, where he is responsible for Steelcase’s activities in Asia Pacific.

Previously, Peter was Vice President of Corporate Strategy for Steelcase, where he was responsible for driving global strategic initiatives and corporate business development activities. Before that, he was President of PolyVision where he oversaw restructuring and turnaround efforts and the eventual divestiture of the company from Steelcase to a private equity firm in 2000. Prior to this, Peter served as Chief Financial Officer of PolyVision, where he was responsible for financial planning, operations finance, supply chain, and accounting compliance.

Before joining Steelcase, Peter worked as Controller for Revolution LLC, a venture capital firm in Washington DC where he oversaw finance and treasury functions. Earlier, he was Assistant VP of finance for Oldcastle in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was responsible for various financial reporting and planning functions, M&A activities, and value creation plans. Peter started his career as an associate with KPMG and is still an active CPA.

Peter graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s in accounting from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and an MBA from the Goizueta business school at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Peter Lewchanin

President, APAC

Steve Miller

Steve Miller serves as Chief Technology Officer and in this role is responsible for leading our digital transformation efforts and exploring the intersection between technology and business strategy, along with day-to-day oversight of the information technology organization.

Previously, Steve held the title of Chief Information Officer. As CIO, Steve had general responsibility for the Steelcase Global Information Technology organization, which has been recognized with numerous awards for innovation in technology and data analytics. Since joining Steelcase in 1999 as a programmer, Steve has served in many other roles, including Director of Technology Services and Operations and the Steelcase Innovation Management Office. His work across the company has included a range of responsibilities, including digitizing our technical support teams, serving as Director, Asia Pacific Information Technology on the Asia Pacific Leadership team in Hong Kong, launching the company’s shared service centers, leading the technology innovation office and having general responsibility for Steelcase’s technology infrastructure and support teams.

Steve is passionate about technology and speaks with hundreds of leading organizations on how Agile and digital transformation are impacting culture and the needs of people at work. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he studied Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry, where he worked in the Biochemistry research lab.

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Steve Miller

Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Gale Moutrey

Gale Moutrey is Vice President, Global Brand + Corporate Communications for the Steelcase community of brands. She is also Publisher and Executive Editor of the Work Better Magazine, a global publication that delivers Steelcase research and explores trends impacting work, workers, and the workplace.

In her role Gale travels the world – virtually and physically – speaking with customers, design professionals, and leading organizations about the changing nature of work and the important role of the workplace. A graduate of the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Gale has held a variety of communication, marketing, and sales roles since joining Steelcase in 1983, and lives in Toronto, Canada.

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Gale Moutrey

Vice President, Global Brand + Corporate Communications

Lizbeth S. O'Shaughnessy

Beth is Senior Vice President, Chief Administration Officer, General Counsel and Secretary. In addition to her leadership of legal services, Beth is responsible for several other groups, including sustainability, community relations, global trade compliance, and environmental performance. She also oversees corporate governance as the Secretary of the Steelcase Board of Directors.

Previously, Beth was Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary with global leadership responsibility for all legal services and consultation advice necessary to support the company’s global business and to provide research, review, and active involvement in legal matters for various groups within the company.

Prior to that, Beth was Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary. Appointed Assistant General Counsel in 2000, she was responsible for providing legal services and consultation advice necessary to support the company’s global business, and to research, review, and be actively involved in various legal issues, including global antitrust/competition law and distribution matters, and all legal matters for parts of Europe, the Middle East, and all of Latin America and Central America. She also had responsibility for corporate governance as the assistant secretary of the nominating and corporate governance committee of the board of directors during 2005 and 2006.

Beth joined Steelcase in 1992 as Corporate Counsel and was promoted to Senior Corporate Counsel in 1995 and then to Assistant General Counsel in 2000. She also spent two years as an expatriate in the Netherlands for Steelcase, during which time she was focused entirely on providing legal services to Steelcase International. Before joining Steelcase, Beth was employed from 1987 to 1992 at The Dow Chemical Company as an antitrust attorney.

Beth earned her juris doctor degree from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1987. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics in 1984 from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.

Lizbeth S. O’Shaughnessy

Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary

Allan W. Smith Jr.

Allan Smith is Senior Vice President, President, Americas, and Chief Product Officer in the office furniture industry.

In this dual role, Allan provides regional leadership and accountability for the Americas, focused on strategy, execution and profitability, and leads the design and development of innovative and competitive products.

Formerly, Allan served as Chief Revenue Officer from October 2021 – February 2024, where he oversaw all revenue-generating business functions globally within the company, including Steelcase Workspace Futures, Global Design and Product Engineering, Marketing, Communications, and Sales. His team was responsible for developing insights about the future of work and applying those insights to ensure new, relevant products are brought to market to meet emerging customer needs.

Prior to that, Allan held a variety of roles including Vice President, Global Marketing for Steelcase, where he oversaw and led all marketing functions and teams globally, including curating the worldwide product portfolio for all brands, product and lifecycle management, product development and launch, communications and branding. Allan’s teams played a key role in the transformation of research and insights into innovative products and applications.

He additionally served as Vice President of Marketing, where he led research, product development, engineering, design and marketing communications for Steelcase in Europe. Since joining the company in 1991, he has served in a number of other positions, including leading the company’s environmental strategy and working in various marketing, communications, and investor relations communications roles at Steelcase and Designtex.

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Allan W. Smith Jr.

Senior Vice President, President, Americas, and Chief Product Officer

David C. Sylvester

Dave Sylvester is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Named to this role in April 2011, Dave expanded on his previous role as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and took responsibility for global facilities and real estate and Steelcase aviation. In November 2013, Dave also added information technology to his reporting structure, before information technology moved to directly report to the CEO in January 2015. In March 2014, our Global Business Centers were added to his responsibilities.

Previously, Dave was Vice President, Operations Finance, responsible for Operations Finance in North America and internationally. He also worked closely with the supply chain organization on product and process placement decisions and on implementing supply chain strategy worldwide.

Dave began his Steelcase career in 1995 as Manager, Financial Reporting and Planning. In 1998 he became Director and Assistant Controller, Corporate Finance, for Steelcase Inc., primarily responsible for all internal and external financial reporting and analysis. In 1998, Dave helped Steelcase Inc. with the transition to becoming a publicly traded company.

Dave then served as Finance Leader for Steelcase International based in Strasbourg, France (2001-2005), responsible for all finance related activities outside of the United States and Canada, including profitability analyses, EVA measurement, accounting and reporting, acquisition integration, as well as a variety of special projects.

Before joining Steelcase, Dave held several audit positions with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s of business administration in finance.

Dave is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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David C. Sylvester

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer