(Leominster, MA) – June 2, 2021 – AIS, a leading national manufacturer of commercial office furniture and seating, today announced Nick Haritos has been promoted to president of AIS, effective July 1, 2021. In his new role, Haritos will lead daily operations and sales. Bruce Platzman will remain as CEO and Arthur Maxwell will continue as chairman of the board.
For the past three and a half years, Haritos has been executive vice president of sales and distribution at AIS. In his position, he led all sales and distribution efforts throughout North America and supported the company’s ambitious growth plans.
“I’m excited about the path that AIS is on and the opportunities ahead of us. It is a privilege to lead this incredibly talented team and an honor to work with our committed dealer partners across the country. AIS continues to be highly ambitious as we meaningfully grow our business in the coming years,” said Haritos.
With a management and business development career spanning over three decades, Haritos has worked in the office furniture industry for nearly 30 years. Previously, he spent 16 years at Haworth, most recently as vice president of sales and distribution where he covered a five-region territory spanning from New England to the Caribbean. Prior to Haworth, he was senior vice president of sales for Office Environments of New England.
“I could not be more excited to have Nick move into this role. His extensive industry knowledge and proven experience at the dealership and manufacturer level have prepared him in the most valuable ways. Nick will lead AIS forward with strength and strategy, ensuring our industry-leading growth continues in the years ahead, ” said Platzman.
Haritos has a bachelor’s degree from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire and a master’s degree from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. He earned a certificate in mediation from Woodbury College in Vermont and completed additional post-graduate work in alternative dispute resolution at Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
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.