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izzy+ hires new southeast regional sales manager, expands marketing team in Chicago

SPRING LAKE, Mich. - April 2, 2010 - izzy+, a Spring Lake, Michigan-based office and educational furniture business, has hired a new southeast regional sales manager and is expanding its Chicago marketing team.

New staff members include:

  • Doug Gaines, southeast regional manager of sales, responsible for markets located from Baltimore south to Miami and west to New Orleans. Gaines has 23 years of experience at Knoll, Inc. in key sales and sales management roles. Most recently, he was a principal at Diversified Solutions, a company focused on sales and service to higher education and government. He is a graduate of Alabama State University.
  • Keith Potter, market development manager, responsible for relationships with architectural and design (A/D) firms in the Chicago market. He previously worked with MDC Wallcoverings, a division of EPKO Industries, Inc., responsible for the A/D market in Chicago. A native of New Jersey, Potter is a graduate of Indiana University.
  • Amanda Schneider, market development manager, responsible for relationships with architectural and design (A/D) firms in the Chicago market. Previously she worked for Allsteel, part of HNI Corporation, responsible for the A/D market in Chicago. Her experience for HNI companies includes product design, product management and national resource center management. A native of Galesburg, Illinois, she earned an industrial design degree from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the University of Iowa.

About izzy+

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, Zoom Seating 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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Media Contacts:

Bruce Buursma, 616.502.9834, bruce.buursma@gmail.com
Debbie Goode, 616.847.6539, debbie.goode@izzyplus.com