Steve Robinson, Popular Knoll Government and GSA Leader, Dies at 66

Steve Robinson, 66, who led the Knoll Government and GSA sales team for several decades, died on September 30 of complications from cancer. Well known in the contract furniture industry as the government contracts expert, Steve provided guidance and advice to many over his long career.

“Without Steve, we are missing a strong compass for the Knoll values of integrity and accountability, a powerful Knoll voice in Washington D.C. as well as a kind person who always had a warm smile,” said Paige Roberts, Knoll Senior Vice President, Sales, Customer Service and Distribution.

Commenting on Robinson’s career, David Noel, President, MOI, a Washington D.C.-based Knoll Dealer, said, “Steve’s keen sense of the market — where opportunities were, how to engage a team to pursue the opportunity and hold a team accountable to the necessary action — was unmatched.  He was the consummate professional and elevated everyone around him. Steve was uniquely qualified for the work he did and he excelled at it.”

“He always demonstrated a sense of humanity. Steve was a good listener and had a keen sense of humor. He was a born optimist. He will be missed by all us,” Roberts added.