AIS Welcomes New Vice Presidents, Territory Manager
AIS, a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and seating, continues to strengthen its field sales team in pursuit of market leadership with the recent hiring of Todd Hartman, Jay Nix and Brian Sheehan.
“I’m charged with growing sales significantly at AIS, and it all begins with people,” said Nick Haritos, executive vice president of sales and distribution. “We’re excited for the energy and leadership that Todd, Jay and Brian will bring to the team and to our customers.”
Todd Hartman is AIS’s new vice president for the U.S. Midwest region. Based in Columbus, Ohio, and with manufacturer and dealer experience, Hartman is responsible for growing AIS’s business and strengthening relationships with dealers in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Canada.
Educated at The Ohio State University, he previously held vice president and territory sales manager positions with Commercial Office, Xfurn and Functional Office Furnishings.
“I’m excited to bring 20 years of territory and sales management experience to each opportunity that I will approach. I look forward to sharing my passion for product training and education with all our dealer partners,” Hartman said.
AIS also welcomes Jay Nix to the team. Based in Kentucky, Nix will serve as AIS’s vice president for the U.S. central region that includes an area from Minnesota down through Texas.
He joins the company with two decades’ experience leading high-performance sales teams in the office furniture industry.
“I’m really looking forward to educating both the dealers and end users on all the new opportunities with AIS as we continue to introduce more exciting new products,” Nix said.
Most recently a regional vice president for Global, Nix has also worked for Jasper Group, Office Furniture USA and Munson Business Interiors where he’s held roles in project management, dealer sales and regional sales. He holds a degree in construction technology from Eastern Kentucky University.
Brian Sheehan is AIS’s new territory manager for the company’s State of Massachusetts contracts and the Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) contract business. With more than 25 years of broad sales, project and marketing management experience, Sheehan comes to AIS from Staples Business Advantage where he was a senior account manager. Previously, he was a furniture account executive for Staples, was the president/founder of Partitions Plus (a business focused on the sales/remanufacturing of systems furniture) and worked at Boston Office Furniture. He holds a bachelor of science degree in business from Salem State College.
“Having known, sold and competed with AIS for over 25 years, I’m well aware of what a dynamic organization it has become. Now having the opportunity to join the AIS team, to use the word ‘excited’ would be an extreme understatement,” said Sheehan.