BIFMA Announces Election of New Officers and Directors to the Board

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

  • Chair Franco Bianchi, President and CEO of Haworth, Inc.
  • Vice Chair Brian Krenke, CEO of KI
  • Treasurer Jeff Lorenger, Chairman, President, and CEO of HNI Corporation

The new board members include:

Marc Langeland, President of LightCorp

LightCorp is a leading manufacturer of innovative lighting, power solutions, and office accessories based in Grand Haven, Michigan. With over 33 years of experience at LightCorp, Marc has held various leadership roles, including Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain.

Rebecca Boenigk, CEO of Neutral Posture

Neutral Posture, Inc., is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise seating and systems furniture manufacturer based in Bryan, Texas. Rebecca serves as the COB and CEO and has over 35 years of experience in research, development, design, and the manufacturing of commercial, healthcare and industrial furniture. Rebecca has grown Neutral Posture to an international company with numerous award-winning patented products.

Wilson Chow, President of OM Seating

OM Seating is a leading seating specialist based out of Southern California and serving all verticals in the contract furniture market with thoughtfully designed and well-made solutions. Appointed to his current role in 2014, Wilson previously served in a range of capacities, from Executive Vice President to Marketing Manager. Wilson joined the company in 2005 and has accumulated deep experience in many different aspects of the business.

BIFMA President & CEO, Deirdre Jimenez AIA NCIDQ, welcomed the election of the new officers and board members. “The furniture industry is fortunate to have leaders with diverse backgrounds willing to offer their vision of the future, especially as we all address the profound challenges in the workplace and world today. We are excited to have their involvement and participation and know they will be great assets to our organization.”


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.