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Steelcase CEO Hackett Named To Ford Board Of Directors

Posted at 5:48 AM, Sep 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-12 05:48:43-04

Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett addressing employees during Steelcase 100th anniversary event (FOX 17)

DEARBORN, Mich. — James P. Hackett, chief executive officer of Steelcase, is on the board of directors of Ford Motor Company effective immediately, Ford said in a statement Wednesday.

The carmaker hopes to take advantage of Hackett’s experience leading a company known for its design leadership, said Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford.

Steelcase, of course, has global headquarters in Grand Rapids and is a leader in the office furniture industry.

Hackett is also on the board of Fifth Third Bancorp.