President, Camira Group, Inc
Rune is not just a safe pair of hands for our North American business, he’s a tri-lingual, internationally minded, astute business strategist, with outstanding high level commercial management experience on both sides of the Atlantic. Originally from Norway, Rune quickly began to put his degree in French and a Masters in Business and Marketing to good use in a Paris based sales roles with Steelcase France in the early 1990s. He then moved to Norwegian ergonomic seating specialist Hag where he was responsible for sales, marketing and brand development throughout Europe as well as in emerging markets in the Middle East, Asia, South Africa and Australia. His career with HAG (now part of Scandinavian Business Seating) took him to Greensboro, NC, as President of Hag Inc, managing the company’s North America business in a strategic turnaround process from 2001 to 2007. After a brief spell in London setting up a subsidiary of SBS, he returned to the US as Vice President Sales & Market Development with US furniture company Izzy+, executing successful growth strategies to make the company one of the fastest growing furniture brands in the US commercial interiors sector.
Rune is married to Megan and – if their three children weren’t enough to keep them busy – outside work he enjoys golf, skiing and marathon running. So we know he’s got stamina and we’re delighted he’s up for the long haul with Camira!