AIS’ National Sales Meeting Wraps Up Successful Year, Promotes Two Sales Team Members
Justin Brzostowski promoted to Director of Sales for New York and New Jersey, Anthony Heim Elevated to Senior Territory Manager for the Carolinas and Tennessee
At AIS’ national sales meeting, held annually in the company’s hometown of Leominster, the sales team – including representatives from across the country, various AIS teams that support sales, and invited guests gathered to celebrate a record-breaking year for growth. The event, taking place over two days on January 19 and 20, included a day-long meeting with presentations from teams across the company to celebrate successful product launches, recognize sales achievers, and provide a glimpse of what’s in store for 2023.
AIS’ two senior vice presidents of sales, Ben Maxwell who leads the eastern United States, and Doug Bowen who leads the western part of the country, announced two promotions for sales team members, Justin Brzostowski and Anthony Heim.
“AIS is a company which foremost values its people and culture, we are excited to promote these exceptionally successful sales representatives to leadership positions that are an extension of our brand as we remain focused on serving our remarkable dealers,” said Ben Maxwell.
Mr. Brzostowski, a five-year veteran of AIS, was named director of sales for the New York and New Jersey markets to oversee sales and accelerate the company’s regional growth strategy for the area.
A seasoned product specialist, he is passionate about creating efficient and thought-provoking workspaces for all industries. With more than a decade of sales experience, Mr. Brzostowski works with sales representatives and partner dealerships to help build their brands and create connections with end users. He assists furniture dealerships by supporting prospecting, developing relationships, providing product training, recommending product solutions, and providing superior customer service. Mr. Brzostowski holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from William Paterson University, New Jersey
Mr. Heim was promoted to the position of senior territory manager for North and South Carolina and Tennessee overseeing that region’s sales strategy. He has 13 years of experience in the contract furniture industry with nearly five years of it at AIS selling, designing, and installing commercial interiors, often going the extra mile to provide exceptional customer service.
In this role, Mr. Heim will develop and nurture the dealer distribution network in North and South Carolina and Tennessee creating sales goals and business plans with dealerships. He also provides product training for sales and design teams, shares industry trends, designs and specifies furniture projects for dealers with unique and customized solutions. As an experienced leader, he is a key contributor to company-led initiatives including AIS’ tour experience at headquarters and an initiative to feature dealer designers. Mr. Heim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the State University of New York in New Paltz. He holds a certificate in office ergonomics from OSHA and has attended numerous Dale Carnegie training sessions.
AIS continues its laser focus on dealerships, their development and financial success. These promotions, and the release of many new sales and design support tools, are a demonstration of the company’s passionate commitment to our vital dealer partners.
AIS, headquartered in Leominster, Massachusetts, is a leading North American 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 whose sales exceed $200 million annually 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. AIS’s BIFMA-compliant products meet or exceed industry standards for safety and durability. Products also are SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold certified.
The company’s Leominster headquarters and manufacturing facility boasts a rooftop of more than 10,000 solar panels, returning 50 percent or more of energy used to the power grid. AIS has permanent showrooms at its Leominster headquarters and in Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C. With these and other locations across the U.S., the company has over 1 million square feet of office, showroom and factory space. AIS’ more than 800 employees represent over 32 countries around the world and make AIS one of the largest and most diverse employers in central Massachusetts. Over the past five years, AIS has created more jobs in the region than any other company. AIS and its employees also lead in giving back to their communities; the Boston Business Journal has recognized AIS with its Corporate Citizenship Award annually since 2019. For more information, visit www.ais-inc.com.