BIFMA Announces Election of New Directors to the Board

BIFMA is pleased to announce the election of three new board members to BIFMA’s Board of Directors at the May meeting.

Paul Cleary; President, CEO; Momentum Textiles and Wallcovering

Paul Cleary is President and CEO for Momentum Textiles located in Irvine, California. Paul has been involved with the commercial interiors industry for over 35 years. Prior to joining Momentum, Paul led design strategy, product development, operations, manufacturing, and business development in global and domestic roles. He served as CEO President for Lexmark, Tarkett Hospitability, and Twitchell Fabrics. Paul has also served on both commercial and nonprofit boards including the Center For Health Design advisory board.

Meghan Sherwin; President; Keilhauer

Meghan Sherwin is President of Keilhauer located in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.  Meghan joined Keilhauer in 2017 as Vice President of Marketing Sustainability and Customer Service and was named President in 2023.  Prior to Keilhauer, she spent over 20 years delivering award-winning advertising across global Fortune 100 brands. She led Kraft’s first Influencer eCRM platform, launched Samsung’s first experience retail environment, and led one of the most successful digital launches in P&G history with Gillette North America. She is an active advisor and delegate of the United Nations Office for Partnerships Round Table on Circularity and Sustainability in Interiors.

Mike Wagner; Chairman, CEO, President; Jasper Group Brands: JSI + Klem

Mike Wagner is President and Chairman of the Jasper Group located in Jasper Indiana. In March of 2020, he joined Jasper Group, the parent company of JSI and Klem and currently serves as the Chairman and CEO.  Mike has more than 25 years in the commercial furniture industry. Prior to the Jasper Group, Mike served as SVP of Sales and Marketing with OFS, as President of Kimball and served as Principal of a Chicago based Independent Rep Group.

BIFMA President & CEO, Deirdre Jimenez, AIA, NCIDQ, welcomed the election of the new board members. “The furniture industry is becoming more complex. BIFMA is fortunate to have a broad member base with distinguished leaders willing to contribute their time and expertise for the benefit of the entire industry. We look forward to working with our three new board members and our twelve current board members as we continue to support industry innovations, advancements, and contributions.”


BIFMA is the leading non-profit furniture trade association in North America with members from around the world. Founded from the call to define uniform product standards for the industry, BIFMA has served as the voice of the commercial furniture industry since 1973 and is now the recognized source for managing and developing furniture standards that embody safety, ergonomics, health, sustainability, and performance that support buyer and specifier communities in making informed furniture selection decisions.

BIFMA further supports the industry providing market data, thought leadership, and industry outreach celebrating design and innovation in recognition of the significance furnishings play in the places we learn, work, heal, and live through product registries, sustainability certification, statistics reporting, government relations, industry promotion, education, networking, and trade development programs.