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AIS Launches Relationship with SoCal AIS

Leominster, MA – June 10, 2021 – AIS, a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and seating, today announced a new relationship with SoCal AIS, an independent manufacturer representative group based in California. SoCal AIS will exclusively represent AIS.

SoCal AIS combines the efforts of Ron Frantz, principal at Sculptural Spaces, and Ashlie Collins, principal at Bentwood Design in Los Angeles. They cover the Southern California market from Bakersfield to San Luis Obispo South, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire and San Diego.

“With a combined 50 years of industry experience, Ron and Ashlie bring a unique perspective to the market. Their commitment to superior service to dealers, clients and the A&D community will help them expand the reach of AIS in Southern California,” said AIS Vice President of Sales Western Region Brian Gerdes. 

Having spent his career in the interiors industry, Frantz has worked in sales and leadership positions for both manufacturers and dealers in Southern California. In September 2020, Ron pivoted to an independent rep model which he will continue with Collins. 

As the owner of Bentwood Design, a female-owned, independent rep group in Southern California, Collins has over 15 years of experience in project management, design and sales, and has worked in both furniture dealerships and design firms. She designs unique and innovative solutions for her clients, engaging customers in industry trends, and provides an exceptional level of service and accountability.  

The website for SoCal AIS will be launching this summer at www.socalais.com.  

To learn more about AIS, visit https://www.ais-inc.com/ To view AIS product images and videos, visit our online Image Library https://imagelibrary.ais-inc.com/. 

AIS, headquartered in Leominster, Massachusetts, is a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and boasts one of the most impressive stories of growth and success in the furniture industry. Founded in 1989, the company is known for offering market-relevant, feature-rich product lines that entice designers and support the diverse needs of end-users while offering exceptional value. AIS is an innovator that leads the industry in sustainable, lean manufacturing, lead-time performance and manufacturing flexibility. The Boston Business Journal has twice recognized AIS – in 2019 and 2020 - with its Corporate Citizenship Award. AIS has permanent showrooms at its Leominster headquarters and in Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C. With locations across the U.S., AIS has more than 800 employees and over 1 million square feet of office, showroom and factory space. For more information, visit www.ais-inc.com.