FLOS Announces Appointment of New CEO of FLOS USA
FLOS, the world leading manufacturer of lighting solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jack Schreur as the new CEO of its FLOS USA subsidiary. Jack will take over his new duties at the beginning of September, with all North American FLOS Group operations (FLOS USA and Lukas Lighting) reporting directly to him. He will succeed Jan Vingerhoets, whom Flos warmly thanks for his six years of service at FLOS USA, wishing him all the very best for his future career.
A deeply passionate, design-focused home and office products executive, Jack Schreur was born and raised in Michigan. Upon completing his studies, he worked in the non-profit world for eight years before deciding to make a significant career change. He found his way into the business in 1996 when he joined Herman Miller, a major American manufacturer of office furniture, equipment and home furnishings based in Michigan. Throughout his career, Jack has held multiple leadership positions over a distinct business unit as general manager. This has included creating new businesses, such as the Herman Miller Collection, as well as playing a key role in both the consumer and wood casegoods businesses.
Today, as the Vice President of Herman Miller Collection and Geiger (North Carolina), Jack Schreur leads a large and growing business. He is well-connected in the luxury design world and shares many designer relationships with FLOS. Jack has a deep knowledge of the direct-to-consumer business, having overseen the retail and digital channels for Herman Miller. In leading the Geiger business, and having been previously responsible for the Herman Miller Seating Business, he has broad knowledge of the contract side of the business.
FLOS CEO Piero Gandini said: “With his great talent and broad experience in building and developing businesses, Jack Schreur is the right leader to achieve our growth ambitions in the North American market and I look forward to his leadership at FLOS USA. Please join me in welcoming Jack to the FLOS Group and wishing him all the best in his new endeavor.“
Jack Schreur said: “I am humbled and delighted to join one of the world’s great design brands and innovation leaders. Flos is a wonderful company with a terrific history and an even brighter future — a future I am honored to be a part of.”
Established in 1962 in Merano, Italy, FLOS is recognised as a world leading manufacturer of innovative lighting solutions in the residential and architectural sectors, featuring high quality products and systems characterised by fine design. The company has a rich catalogue of iconic products by legendary designers including Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Piero Lissoni, Marcel Wanders, Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, Patricia Urquiola, Ron Gilad, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Michael Anastassiades and many more.
The company has grown significantly over more than fifty years in business, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to research and innovation in lighting, combined with an extraordinary ability to identify new creative talents.
In November 2014, the entry of the private equity fund Investindustrial into the FLOS’ capital marked the start of a further plan of industrial development and international expansion. In June 2015, FLOS acquired Italian architectural outdoor lighting company Ares and the outdoor division became the Group’s fourth production unit, alongside the historical design, architectural and custom products sectors. In November of the same year FLOS also acquired NYC-based Lukas Lighting, a company specializing in the design, development, and manufacturing of sophisticated custom lighting products.
FLOS is today the only company in the lighting field that is able to offer a complete range of fully integrated solutions. It exports to more than 70 countries worldwide and has single-brand stores in Rome, Milan, Paris, Lyon, New York, Stockholm and Hong Kong. The brand’s creations have received numerous international awards and many of them are now featured in the permanent collections of leading international art and design museums. www.flos.com