Bretford adds four regional managers to sales force

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.®, a U.S. manufacturer of technology-enabled furniture for learning and business environments, today announced the addition of four new Regional Sales Managers (RSMs) to focus primarily on Bretford’s growing nationwide customer base.

“Our newest regional sales managers have been hired because of their proven sales track records in the contract furniture market along with their experience developing relationships with key dealer partners and working closely with local architect and design firms,” explained Jeff Wood, national sales manager, East for Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. “They will be able to effectively serve Bretford’s already established relationships while creating new relationships in education, business, healthcare and the other market areas that we serve.”

The following sales professionals have joined Bretford:

Sandy Borland, LEED GA, CSBA: Sandy oversees the Pacific Northwest territory at Bretford and has expertise in the education, healthcare and government markets. Most recently, Sandy served as a Business Development Specialist at Western Office Interiors. She comes to Bretford with a variety of experiences in Business Development at Fuller Associates, VP of Events at IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter, and as a Business Development Manager/Architect and Design Representative for Humanscale and Brand and Office Interiors.

Dave Friedman: Dave covers the Southern California, Arizona and Nevada territories for Bretford. He brings more than 15 years of sales experience, having worked at Homeland Office Furniture, Kimball Office and Wright Line. Dave offers GSA training and has experience managing business and personnel as it pertains to government sales.

Tracy Sorel: Based in Miami, Florida, Tracy leads sales activity in Florida and Puerto Rico. Prior to Bretford, she served as Principle/Business Development Manager for WorkSpaces LLC. Before then, she spent seven years at Herman Miller as a Business Development Manager.

Chris McNamara: Chris works with Bretford partners in New England and Upstate New York. Before Bretford, he worked as a Small and Medium Business Sales Representative for Herman Miller where he developed new business and collaborated with distribution partners to develop and maintain accounts.

About Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.

Bretford is a manufacturer of furniture for both learning and work environments. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Franklin Park, Ill., Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. holds more than six decades of expertise dedicated to the design and manufacture of sustainable furniture solutions that are made in the U.S.A. Each furniture design is built for quality and mobility so rooms, people and information can move and still stay connected. With nearly 350 employees and 450,000 square feet of production space, the company offers smart furniture designs that support evolving technology, enabling institutions, organizations and corporations to increase productivity and efficiency. Superior workmanship and environmentally-compliant manufacturing and operation practices ensure dependable Bretford products, many of which are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®. The company is committed to using less energy, creating less waste and reducing its carbon footprint. Bretford is a CarbonNeutral® certified company and its EDU 2.0 line is among the first in the contract furniture industry to achieve CarbonNeutral product certification. All Bretford products are backed by a 12-year standard warranty and the industry’s best 20-year standard warranty on library furniture.