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Robert Heitmeier

Vice President, Vertical Markets and Materials, Steelcase

Rob Heitmeier is Vice President of Ancillary, Partners & Vertical Markets, responsible for the global management and performance of Steelcase Health, Orangebox, Coalesse, Designtex, and partner businesses. Steelcase Inc., the global leader in the office furniture industry, delivers better experiences to its customers by providing products, services and insights into the ways people work, learn and heal. Its portfolio includes architecture, furniture and technology products.

Previously, Rob was general manager for Steelcase Health (2012-2018), which is focused on making healthcare environments more comfortable, more efficient and more conducive to the healing process.

Prior to that Rob was the general manager (2010-2012) and the Chief Financial Officer at PolyVision, responsible for global Finance, Supply Chain, IT and Strategy. Rob’s Steelcase career, which began in 1993, also includes leadership roles in Finance, Supply Chain and Steelcase Workplace Services.
Before joining Steelcase, Rob worked at Smiths Industries in Grand Rapids and at United Technologies in Detroit.
Rob received a bachelor's in financial administration from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Detroit. He holds his Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification and completed the supply chain management course at Michigan State University. In addition to his work at Steelcase, Rob serves on the board of a mid-tier, nonprofit hospital.