Director of Environmental Health & Safety, Herman Miller, USA
Gabe Wing is responsible for managing Herman Miller's
sustainability efforts including sustainable product design,
environmental footprint reduction and safety. Incorporating
sustainability as an essential element of the management strategy,
the goal of the team is help create a better world.
Gabe has played an important role in developing the
environmental policies of Herman Miller since he joined the company
in 2001. Among his contributions is the integration of sustainable
design principles into Herman Miller's innovation process.
Today, all new products and processes are designed using Design for
the Environment protocols based on Cradle to Cradle thinking and
life cycle assessment.
Gabe also works closely with key material suppliers to support
the development of innovative products that maximize positive
contributions to people and the planet. In addition, he leads
CEU-accredited training sessions for architects, designers, and
engineers on the principles of sustainable product
Gabe received a Bachelor's of Science from University of
Michigan and a Master's of Science from Michigan State University,
both degrees in Chemical Engineering. Prior to Herman Miller,
Gabe's professional background included polymer process
engineering, advanced material development and managing a research
From 2002 to 2010, Gabe served as a member of the Materials and
Resources Technical Advisory Group to the U.S. Green Building
Council. Gabe was appointed to Michigan's Green Chemistry
Roundtable in 2008, a group charged with the promotion of green
chemistry for sustainable economic development and protection of
public health. As a member of the University of Michigan Business
School's Erb Advisory Board, Gabe advises on curriculum to help
develop tomorrow's leaders and create a more sustainable future.
Additionally, he serves as the vice-president for a local
non-profit organization located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.