Kalamazoo, MI – January 24, 2018 - North America’s premier manufacturer of site furniture, accessories and LED lighting has announced the appointment of Kirt Martin as Chief Creative Officer. “Since joining Landscape Forms, Kirt has been instrumental in shaping our world-class brand and product designs as well as strengthening our position as a resource and thought leader within the outdoor site furnishings, lighting, and structure industries,” explains Landscape Forms President and CEO Richard Heriford. “With his high-level experience in commercial furniture design and marketing, Martin’s background enhances the scope of the vision of Landscape Forms. By promoting Kirt to Chief Creative Officer, we are preparing for a future of continued brand growth and leadership.”
Martin first came to Landscape Forms in 2012 as Vice President of Design and Marketing. In his role as CCO, he is responsible for the Art of all things marketing, which includes directing and managing the Creative Teams (Design and Marketing Communications) and their output - company branding, product design, marketing communications, public relations, all design touchpoints and message development. Martin will continue to serve in this role as a member of the Landscape Forms Executive Management team which includes Robb Smalldon, Executive VP of Development; Jodi L. Havera, VP Finance and CFO; Eric Swanson, VP Sales; Jim Marshall, VP Culture; and Leif Norland, VP Studio 431.
Kirt Martin is a multiple award-winning industrial designer who prior to joining Landscape Forms served as an executive for 17 years at Steelcase Inc. As Landscape Forms Vice President of Design and Marketing, Kirt has played an important role in the company’s robust growth, market expansion, and introduction of groundbreaking products. His work is informed by the conviction that experience of outdoor space promotes social and civic engagement, human health and well-being. He is committed to the creative convergence of design and business, leveraging the power of design to build the business and drive growth.
About Landscape Forms
Landscape Forms is the industry leader in integrated collections of high-design site furniture and advanced LED lighting. Since its founding in 1969 Landscape Forms has earned a reputation for excellent design, high quality products and exceptional service. The Landscape Forms U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan with sales representatives throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Asia. Landscape Forms collaborates with renowned industrial designers and consultancies, landscape architects, and architects to design and develop integrated collections of products that address emerging needs and help create a sense of place. Additionally, the company has formed global marketing partnerships with select companies that share its commitment to design. Landscape Forms has an installed base of products around the world. Clients include municipalities, transit centers, corporate, college and health care campuses, sites such as Orange County Great Park; and familiar brand leaders such as Boeing, Cisco Systems, Disney, Sprint, American Airlines, Herman Miller and Nike. The company was recently named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 15 Small Workplaces in the US.