9to5 Seating has announced that CEO and President Dara Mir will be stepping down from his position. Frederik Fogstad, Flokk Senior Vice President, International, will take over as the new CEO, effective April 1, 2023. Mir has decided to focus on his family and new challenges outside of 9to5 Seating.
The transition comes after Mir’s successful tenure, during which he founded and transformed 9to5 Seating into a major player in the office seating industry. Mir will remain involved with 9to5 Seating as part of the supervisory board.
Fogstad brings a wealth of experience to his new position. He has also held senior management positions at some of the world’s most respected furniture companies.
Prior to joining 9to5 Seating, Fogstad held positions in Varier Furniture, Intersport, Kellogg’s, and Coca-Cola.
“As I reflect on my time with 9to5 Seating, I am filled with an immense sense of pride and gratitude for what we have achieved together as a company. I want to express my sincere appreciation to everyone who contributed to the growth of 9to5 Seating,” said Mir. “It has been an honor and a privilege to work alongside such a talented and dedicated team, and I will always cherish the memories and experiences we have shared.”
“I am honored to have been chosen to lead 9to5 Seating,” said Fogstad. “I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and am confident that we can continue to build on the company’s success.”
Under Mir’s leadership, 9to5 Seating grew into one of the most respected names in the office seating industry. With a reputation for quality, innovation, and design excellence, the company has won numerous awards and accolades. Flokk acquired 9to5 Seating from the Mir family in 2019, while Dara Mir stayed on as CEO and President supporting the transition of ownership and continued success of 9to5 Seating.
9to5 Seating is poised and committed to delivering the highest quality office seating products to its customers and to maintaining its position as a leader in the industry.