Herman Miller's Curt Pullen Joins Board of Drucker Institute

May 12, 2011 1:01 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 12, 2011 - Curt Pullen, Herman Miller's EVP and President of Herman Miller North America, joined the Drucker Institute's Board of Advisors, along with bestselling Japanese author, Natsumi Iwasaki.

In his position at Herman Miller, Pullen leads a $1.2 billion business unit that serves as the company's flagship. In 2010, Herman Miller—which Peter Drucker served as a consultant over two decades, beginning in the 1970s—was one of only six corporations to rank in Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For," Fortune's "Most Admired" and Fast Company's "Fast 50" Most Innovative. The company’s Aeron chair and Eames Lounge were two of Fast Company's 15 best-designed consumer products of the 20th century. Herman Miller is a global leader not only in design but also in operations and sustainability, for which it has received major awards and recognition from NASDAQ, Dow Jones, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and many others. Pullen, who joined Herman Miller in 1991, was the company's CFO prior to his current job.   “As our programs continue to grow and evolve, and we touch more and more lives—everyone from CEOs to high school students—with Peter Drucker’s timeless insights on effective management and responsible leadership, we will really benefit from the creativity that Curt and Natsumi bring,” said Rick Wartzman, the Drucker Institute’s executive director.   Both Pullen and Iwasaki noted how excited they were to join the Board. “I am honored to serve the legacy of Peter Drucker,” said Pullen. “His remarkable curiosities, ambitions, observations and teachings remain essential tools to anyone facing the complexities of modern management. His work is incredibly durable, and it is a privilege to help further his work.” Said Iwasaki: “I am very honored to participate on the Drucker Institute Board, and I look forward to making a strong contribution.”   You can read the full press release here.   About the Drucker Institute 
The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University is a think tank and action tank whose purpose is to better society by stimulating effective management and responsible leadership. It does this, in large part, by advancing the ideas and ideals of the late Peter F. Drucker, the father of modern management.   To meet its mission, the Institute hosts collaborative forums for executives from across all sectors; works with high school and middle school students to teach them basic management principles and equip them with lifelong tools for effectiveness; produces curricular material that distills Drucker’s decades of leading-edge thinking, including a management training system called the Drucker Management Path; and acts as a hub for a worldwide network of Drucker Societies: volunteer-driven organizations that are using Drucker’s teachings to bring about positive change in their local communities.   In addition, the Institute maintains a digital archive of Drucker’s papers and other holdings related to the fields of management and leadership; undertakes research that builds on Drucker’s writings; offers an annual $100,000 prize for nonprofit innovation; applies Drucker’s work to current events (through a regular online column in Bloomberg Businessweek by Institute Executive Director Rick Wartzman and through a blog called the Drucker Exchange); and hosts visiting fellows with Drucker-like insights and values.   The Institute is a close affiliate of the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, which is training the next generation of leaders and managers to do good while they do well. For more on the Drucker Institute, please visit: http://www.druckerinstitute.com   About Herman Miller, Inc. 
Herman Miller works for a better world around you—with inventive designs, technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn, and live. Its curiosity, ingenuity, and design excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than $1.3 billion in revenue in fiscal 2010. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. In 2011, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Council (HRC) Foundation's top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was also cited by FORTUNE as the "Most Admired" company in the contract furniture industry. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.   HM13764