AIS Names Keith Driesenga as CET Designer Implementation Project Manager
AIS, a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and seating, continues to strengthen its team by welcoming Keith Driesenga as CET Designer implementation project manager. Driesenga joins AIS with a background that includes interior design, sales and software project-management experience.
Before joining AIS, Driesenga was a product data analyst for Steelcase where he wrote requirements for the company’s CET Designer Extension. Prior to his time at Steelcase, he worked as a business analyst for Haworth where he managed and maintained Haworth’s CET Designer Extension.
Drawing on the expertise gained at Steelcase and Haworth, Driesenga will lead the implementation of a CET Designer Extension for AIS. CET Designer provides manufacturers and their dealers with a single software solution for product ordering and space planning.
AIS will launch its CET Designer Extension in 2019, starting with products from AIS’s Matrix and Universal lines. The company plans for all AIS product lines to be implemented in the CET Designer Extension.
“I’m excited and honored for the opportunity to help AIS create a CET Designer Extension from the ground up,” Driesenga said. “CET Designer makes complex products easy to specify, and I look forward to helping bring AIS products to a new level for designers through this solution,” he said.
Driesenga has a bachelor of fine arts degree in interior design from Kendall College of Art and Design and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Grand Valley State University. He will be based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
“We are thrilled that Keith has joined AIS and will help us with this large undertaking,” AIS Executive Vice President of Sales and Distribution Nick Haritos said. “With Keith’s knowledge and experience, we expect our CET Designer Extension to quickly become among the best and most comprehensive available to specifiers of commercial furniture.”