Ron Borgman started his career at Herman Miller, Inc., a $2 billion office furniture manufacturer based in Zeeland, Mich. He held several positions starting in the information technology department then moving into the operations and customer service area. Borgman was one of three individuals to launch a new division within the corporation—Herman Miller for the Home. This division was developed to bring Herman Miller’s mid-century modern furniture designs to the residential furniture market as well as new and innovative home office furniture designs. His last position at Herman Miller was vice president of operations.
Borgman founded Lodeso, Inc. on September 10, 2001. The company was created to fill an industry need realized while trying to get Herman Miller home office products delivered to residential addresses throughout the United States. Under his leadership, Lodeso has grown into a multimillion-dollar organization, successfully delivering furniture for ecommerce companies to every address in the United Sates. On June 1st, 2016, Borgman sold Lodeso to Schneider National and accepted the position of Vice President of National Accounts.
Borgman founded the Big Red Foundation in 2007 and is the current president of this organization. This foundation raises monies for several West Michigan charities.
Borgman was born and raised in Holland, Mich. He graduated from Ferris State University with a degree in Information Technology. He has been married for 32 years and has three adult children and one granddaughter.
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