Published | Mon, October 8, 2012
Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.®, a United States manufacturer of dependable furniture products that improve how people work and learn, today announced the appointment of Jeff Wood as National Sales Manager - East, effective immediately. Based out of Virginia, Wood is responsible for creating a sustainable sales growth strategy while overseeing the deployment and activity of a team of five regional sales managers in Bretford’s® Eastern region.
“As we looked for a leader to support our growth, it became evident that Jeff was the ideal fit due to his management and sales experience representing brand name manufacturers and a prominent dealer-distribution partner,” said Phil Cloutier, vice president of sales and marketing for Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.® “Having worked with Jeff in the past and seeing first-hand his customer commitment and expertise in building an outstanding sales team, there is no question that he will have a positive impact and work tirelessly with our customers to bring the best furniture systems into their working and learning spaces.”
Wood brings more than 13 years of industry experience in sales for the dealer-distribution and manufacturer models having worked for prominent companies including American Office, RT London and Herman Miller. While at RT London, he led a team of independent sales representatives around the world and handled all of the company’s sales to the federal government. In addition, he was selected to participate in Herman Miller’s leadership development program while holding key roles as Dealer Development Consultant and Manager of Government Customer Care. Wood holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Grand Valley State University.
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, with one year on electrical components and the industry’s best 20-year standard warranty on library furniture.