New Head for Inscape’s New Dealer Development Program
Inscape announces the appointment of Jay Moore as Vice President, Dealer Development. Jay will be responsible for Inscape’s distribution strategies and execution. Jay brings a wealth of experience to this position, including 20 years of progressive sales leadership roles at Steelcase. He has a proven track record in building dealer distribution, business development and sales management.
National Business Furniture Showcases Furniture Expertise With New Blog
National Business Furniture (NBF), a leading U.S. furniture provider, has launched a new blog, the NBF Water Cooler. The idea grew from the company’s core purpose, “To improve every workplace.” NBF developed the blog as a resource for people to find helpful information on a variety of office and work-related topics. The blog posts are written primarily by NBF employees, who pride themselves on providing caring, expert help to their customers.
Herman Miller Makes Top Manufacturer List
Herman Miller, Inc., has once again been selected by IndustryWeek Magazine for its annual listing of the 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers, published in the July 2012 issue. Each year, the magazine compiles the list by ranking the IndustryWeek U.S. 500 companies based on their financial performance in six key areas over a three-year period, with maximum weight given to the most recent year numbers. This methodology includes revenue growth, profit margin, inventory turns, asset turns, return on assets, and return on equity.
HNI Corporation Announces Acquisition
HNI Corporation has acquired BP Ergo Limited, a manufacturer and marketer of office furniture in India which goes to market through a national network of sales branches and dealers supported by two manufacturing locations.
Healthcare Consultant Chris Barnhart joins INDEAL Team
INDEAL is very pleased to announce the addition of Healthcare Specialist and Consultant, Chris Barnhart to the INDEAL Team. In the healthcare market, changes are occurring on a daily basis driven by technology, policy, environmental and patient care needs. In addition, ongoing research is occurring at this very moment that is changing how healthcare organizations need their environments to function. This fluid and fast paced market is perfect for solution providers.
Inscape Appoints Vice President for Walls Division
Inscape announces the appointment of Michael Lobbestael as Vice President, Inscape Walls. He will be responsible for all sales and sales-related functions for Inscape Walls, including product and project management and specification.
20-20 Technologies inc. to be acquired by Vector Capital
20-20 Technologies Inc. has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement to be acquired by an affiliate controlled by Vector Capital Corporation, a leading global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector.
Apex Facility Resources Accelerates Partner Growth
Integrated business facility services firm Apex Facility Resources today announced the addition of Paul Sobczak to the company as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. Sobczak will be driving the growth of the company’s sales team and will continue building the brand’s position as an innovator of end-to-end workspace strategy.
Office Furniture Dealership Opening in Indy
Kentwood Office Furniture (KOF) is pleased to announce their recent expansion into the Indianapolis, Indiana market. The new Indianapolis showroom, located at 7226 East 87th Street, Suite E, Indianapolis, IN 46256, will focus on providing customers with quality new, used and remanufactured office furniture solutions. The Indianapolis location will house a new product showroom with mid ranged product solutions offered by companies like Hon, Global and Doane Keyes Premiera. In addition, there will be a used product display of products from major office furniture manufacturers like Steelcase, Herman Miller and Haworth.
ECi Software Solutions Announces Dates for Connect Conference 2013
ECi Software Solutions has announced the dates of the Connect Conference 2013, the national users meeting for its software customers and strategic partners. The conference will be held September 24-26, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in Dallas, Texas.
Spotlight on Social Media
The 2012 Dealer Strategies Conference will feature a 90-minute breakout panel session on the Strategic Use of Social Media to Find and Win New Business. Moderated by Mickey Spooner, Vice President, Allstate Office Interiors, panelists include Trey Harris, Director of A&D Marketing at BKM Total Office, Scott Kriech, Principal, Sidemark, and Mitchel Zelinger, Vice President-Sales, Tangram Interiors.
OFDA Conference to Feature Dealer Panels on Technology Use Best Practices
Industry ‘best practices’ are a constantly advancing ‘frontier’, as dealers and their business partners become more efficient and effective in their core business processes. And broader awareness and smarter use of available technology are key elements in moving any business forward in finding and serving customers and becoming more profitable in the process.
At this year’s OFDA conference we are offering two breakout sessions that will offer insights on how dealers and their installation partners can become more proficient in applying technology to achieve greater marketing and sales success and operational excellence.
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OFDA Selects General Session Speakers for 2012 Conference
Emmy award winner and leading keynote speaker on business success, Ross Shafer, CEO of Ross Shafer Consultants, Inc., and Matthew Kelly, an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, author and president of Floyd Consulting will each speak at this year’s OFDA Dealer Strategies Conference on October 29th and 30th at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
NeoCon East Returns October 17-18 to Baltimore
NeoCon East, the premier commercial furnishings exposition in the Mid-Atlantic region for the architecture and design community, will return to the Baltimore Convention Center October 17-18 with a special focus on products on the GSA schedule and for the design of government facilities. More than 7,000 industry professionals and over 250 exhibitors will attend the two day Show, which will showcase new products, special events and educational offerings. Now in its tenth year, NeoCon® East is considered the conference and trade show for the Mid-Atlantic design community.
Positive Results for the 2012 CIFF-Office Show
The 2012 CIFF Office Show exhibition is dedicated to the field of furnishings for the office and services sector, with an exhibition area of 200,000 m² and 800 exhibitors. This year it attracted 60,000 highly-qualified visitors from all over the world, 19% more than the previous edition. International buyers showed particular interest and appreciation: more than 18,000 turned up, a good 14% more than last year, most of whom were decision makers (more than 51%) from large companies, mainly (more than 22%) from Europe.
Configura Announces August Webinars
Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces free August webinars. For details, select "read more."
Global Nourish Seating
Nourish was developed in consultation with leading healthcare professionals as a "perfect patient chair." Nourish offers unique features too address a variety of body types, sizes and mobility issues. One of the main features is facilitating safe patient transfer where each arm can be easily raised back allowing horizontal movement to and from the chair. In additiona, Nourish features height adjustable elgs that adjust independently to enhance the comfort level of various body types.