Eric Jorgensen joins izzy+ as chief financial officer
Brings financial and strategic management experience from Knape & Vogt, Irwin Seating and Steelcase
SPRING LAKE, Mich. - January 8, 2010 - Eric Jorgensen has joined izzy+, a Spring Lake-based office and educational furniture business, as chief financial officer.
Jorgensen has nearly 20 years of experience in financial and strategic business management for several Michigan corporations. For 10 years, Jorgensen worked for Steelcase, the world's largest manufacturer office furniture, in corporate audit, operations finance and product development as well as controller for Steelcase Latin America. He also was director of finance at Irwin Seating Company and plant controller at GE Aviation. Most recently, he was director of operations finance for Knape & Vogt, a market leader in precision drawer slides.
A certified public accountant, Jorgensen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Jorgensen became a CPA while specializing in audits of manufacturing businesses at Ernst & Young in Grand Rapids, Mich.
He graduated from Central Michigan University with a dual major in finance and accounting, and was a member of honors fraternities Beta Alpha Psi and Sigma Iota Epsilon.
Jorgensen and his family are residents of Saranac, Mich.
"As a member of the izzy+ leadership team, Eric brings valuable experience that will support our customers, our sales organization and our growing business," said Chuck Saylor, founder and CEO of izzy+. "We look forward to his contributions in developing our long-term business and financial management strategies."
The employees of izzy+ (www.izzyplus.com) design, manufacture and market office furniture and seating that solve real problems for real people. The focus is to provide designers with the tools to create inspiring work spaces for forward-thinking customers in home offices and small businesses, in executive offices and board rooms, in hospitals and classrooms. Its award-winning products are marketed under the brand names izzy, HÅG, Harter, Fixtures Furniture, and ABCO Office Furniture. Based in Spring Lake, Mich., U.S., izzy+ is a business of JSJ Corporation of Grand Haven, Michigan.
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