Robert C. Pew III is chairman of the board of directors at Steelcase Inc., the global leader in the office furniture industry. Steelcase 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.
Now a private investor, Rob served as president of Steelcase North America from May 1990 to March 1994. In that capacity, he was responsible for all sales, marketing, and manufacturing operations involving Steelcase brand products.
Rob’s activities in the not-for-profit world have included a term as president of Junior Achievement of Western North Carolina and various roles within United Way, including chair of the community planning and allocation process of the Buncombe County United Way and overall campaign chair of United Way of Western Michigan. Rob has also served as chair of the Asheville Downtown Commission and campaign chair for the Pack Place Arts and Science Center. He is a former trustee of Grand Valley State University and served as board chair of IIT Institute of Design as well as president of The Manaus Fund as well as owner and director of Voke Inc.