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Bob McCartney Hired as Territory Manager - Midwest

Bob McCartney has joined AIS as Territory Manager for the Midwest. Bob will be covering territories in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Bob comes to AIS from a long, successful career, totaling 25 years in the furniture industry.

AIS Unveils DiVi at NeoCon 2007

AIS is excited to debut Matrix linear panel profile option at NeoCon 2007. This new Matrix option features flat panel trim, glass tile retainers, and horizontal tile retainers all in a linear design offering a newly enhanced appearance. This creates a sleek, simple look, providing a more subtle trim design to blend with working environments.

The matrix linear panel profile option allows AIS dealers to choose between a radius panel trim, or a lower profile linear design. See Matrix Linear Trim at NeoCon 2007, Suite 1082, floor 10.

AIS Introduces Matrix Linear Panel Profile Option at NeoCon 2007

AIS is excited to debut Matrix linear panel profile option at NeoCon 2007. This new Matrix option features flat panel trim, glass tile retainers, and horizontal tile retainers all in a linear design offering a newly enhanced appearance. This creates a sleek, simple look, providing a more subtle trim design to blend with working environments.

The matrix linear panel profile option allows AIS dealers to choose between a radius panel trim, or a lower profile linear design. See Matrix Linear Trim at NeoCon 2007, Suite 1082, floor 10.

AIS Brings on New Sales Representatives in Texas & Puerto Rico/Latin America

AIS announces the appointment of new sales representatives in Texas & Puerto Rico.

AIS has signed on Cronan & Associates (formerly Trendway) as the Independent Representatives for TX, OK, LA and AR. Cronan has 6 field representatives covering this territory.

“We consider Cronan to be one of the top independent rep firms in the US, with a keen understanding of the dealer and design community. We are confident they will help us develop strong dealer and designer relationships and grow our sales volume in the South Central market,” said Michelle Warren, AIS Senior Vice President of Sales.

Cronan & Associates will maintain two AIS showrooms, one in Dallas and one in Houston.

AIS has hired Roberto Rodriguez as a Direct Sales Representative to work in the Puerto Rico, Carribean and Latin America markets. Rodriguez will provide existing AIS dealers in the territory direct sales support and work to expand AIS’s presence in the overall Latin America territory by recruiting new dealers.

Rodriguez was most recently with Krone & Associates and boasts 15 years of experience in systems furniture.

AIS Awarded GREENGUARD Certification for DiVi, MWall & AO2

AIS announces today its DiVi, MWall and AO2 furniture system lines join AIS Matrix as GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® by GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI). The systems were tested to the stringent standards of the GREENGUARD Certification Program and verified to have low chemical emissions, which means they do not contribute to indoor air pollution. With this achievement, all of AIS systems lines are now GREENGUARD Certified.

"AIS understands the importance of indoor air quality, and now carries the philosophy of designing new products as well as making improvements to existing products so they can meet these new standards. We are pleased all our products have achieved GREENGUARD Certification. We are even more excited to introduce a new product line that carries the GREENGUARD seal of approval at the onset," commented Michael DuGally, President.

AIS DiVi, the company’s most recent product release, was engineered and designed with environmental impacts in mind. The system uses formaldehyde free material for its insert panels and is comprised of 54 - 58% recycled materials by weight. GREENGUARD Certification for this product is a significant achievement for the company. Products certified by the GEI prevent interior spaces from being polluted by high levels of irritating chemicals. Chemicals emitting from common interior furnishings and construction materials have been linked to human health effects, such as allergies and asthma. GREENGUARD’s free online product guide lists more than 130,000 GREENGUARD tested and certified products to help the building/design industry and consumers locate low emitting products. The GREENGUARD website also provides printable certificates for each and every GREENGUARD Certified product to facilitate project submissions for green building rating systems, such as LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

David Morales Hired as Regional VP of GSA Sales

AIS has hired David Morales as Regional Vice President of GSA Sales, Mid-Atlantic Region. Morales will oversee GSA Sales for the Mid-Atlantic market, in addition to commercial sales for Eastern/Southern Virginia. Morales is the second sales hire in the last month in support of the ever increasing demand for AIS products.

With over 16 years of experience in the furniture industry, Morales has held managerial positions with Kimball International, Open Plan Systems and Corporate Express. David brings to AIS a valuable skill set that understands the needs of both our GSA and emerging commercial dealers and end-users.

“David Morales will continue the tradition of offering excellent sales coverage in the Mid-Atlantic Market,” said Michelle Warren, Senior Vice President of Sales for AIS. “As important, David’s GSA sales experience will help AIS continue our strong growth in that sector.”

Worcester Business Journal's Top Growth Report

AIS is awarded by the Worcester Business Journal, based on company growth over the past three years. Click here to see the report.

AIS Introduces DiVi at NeoCon East 2006

AIS is proud to unveil DiVi at NeoCon East 2006. DiVi answers the need for a cost-efficient monolithic system that offers stacking capabilities and can also bear a segmented look. DiVi is perhaps the single most competitively priced panel system on the market today and will be available for order entry the end of January 2007.

Designed to utilize minimal parts, yet offer unparalleled performance, DiVi offers one of the largest data capacity raceways for a 2” thick panel system. Easy to specify and assemble, the new system is the perfect combination of simple design and extensive capabilities. Monolithic panels and segmented panels can be combined in any application for maximum value and design flexibility.

Key System Features Include:

- Enhanced 6” tall raceway includes data/power separation standard on powered panels, and the ability to place 4 duplex outlets per panel side, or a combination of duplex outlets and various data jack solutions panel side.

- Unique hinge connection design means quick install, and easy reconfiguration with no tools and easy high to low panel applications.

- Segmented skin options allow for extensive design application, including ½ glass and ¼ glass segments. All segmented panels ship assembled from the factory.

DiVi panels will be featured at NeoCon East, in the AIS booth 433.

Introducing FIT! See FIT at NeoCon 2006.

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