Three generations of the Haworth family have led our company. G.W. Haworth borrowed his parents’ life savings to expand his woodworking operation in the family garage. The skilled craftsman’s goal: earn enough money to put his children through college. Engineering-minded son, Dick, devised a way to pre-wire partitions from within. Competitors realized it was an ingenious idea and created “look-alikes,” the highest compliment. Driven by his foresight to gain a global perspective, Dick has seen the company through its largest years of growth to date. Matthew Haworth has spent his entire career in the family business in a wide variety of roles in marketing, manufacturing, sales, planning and purchasing. He led the company’s largest single business unit, oversaw the most successful product line and continues to lead with a marketing focus that drives transformation.