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Robert Heitmeier

Vice President, Vertical Markets and Materials, Steelcase
Rob Heitmeier is general manager, Steelcase Health, a brand dedicated to developing research-driven, evidence-based solutions for the healthcare industry. Steelcase Inc., the global leader in the office furniture industry, delivers a better work experience to its customers by providing products, services and insights into the ways people work. Its portfolio includes architecture, furniture and technology products.

Appointed to this role in Nov. 2012, Rob is responsible for managing Steelcase Health, which is focused on making healthcare environments more comfortable, more efficient and more conducive to the healing process.

Previously, Rob was general manager for PolyVision (2010-12), responsible for all aspects of our global education technology and ceramicsteel businesses. In that role he was focused on sales, channel development, brand development and marketing.

Prior to that, Rob was 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's of business administration from the University of Detroit. He's a certified manager of accounting and completed the supply chain management course at Michigan State University. He's also completed the Executive Leadership Program through the Center for Creative Leadership. Rob resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan.