Launched by President Matt Boyle in 2006, FDR is comprised of Boyle, representing Pennsylvania and Delaware; Associate Laurel Logan, also representing Pennsylvania, Associate Tim Kalberer, representing Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey; and Office Manager Susan Welborn.
Boyle has more than 20 years of experience in contract office, education and hospitality furniture. He held multiple sales and management roles with Kimball Office and Falcon Products prior to managing KMA & Associates in Eastern Pennsylvania. Boyle started FDR a decade ago and has led its consistent growth since.
Kalberer joined FDR in 2009. He has an impressive 30-plus years of contract office sales experience, including at Kimball Office and Lear Associates.
Logan is a licensed interior designer with more than 20 years of interior design and project management experience, including serving as director of interior design at Cather & Associates (now D2CA). An active member of the Interior Design Legislative Coalition of Pennsylvania, she joined FDR in 2013.
Welborn has an extensive background in the industry, including having an interior design degree, facilities project management experience, and working in account management and design roles at the dealer level. She joined FDR in 2010 and provides assistance with specifications and quotes, as well as with product information and sample requests.
FDR is experienced in the contract furniture market and hopes to enhance WallGoldfinger's brand recognition in the Pennsylvania region.
"We are excited to partner with WallGoldfinger and expand our presence with key specifiers by representing a design and manufacturing leader in particularly the custom boardroom, conference and reception categories," said Boyle.
In business for 45 years, WallGoldfinger creates the highest quality custom boardroom, conference and office furniture as well as two reconfigurable table lines in a state-of-the-art factory in Randolph, Vt. The company has representatives around the country, including New York, Washington, D.C., the Carolinas, the Midwest and California, and sells furniture to leaders from every industry world-wide.
"Sales representatives allow clients face-to-face contact. We are excited to not only expand our representation and brand awareness in the Pennsylvania region, but to have such an experienced team working with us," said WallGoldfinger Chief Executive Officer John Wall. "The FDR team knows the industry, speaks the language and will expertly help clients choose the right furniture for their needs."
To reach FDR, call (610) 640-0300. For information on other WallGoldfinger representatives in other regions of the country, visit www.wallgoldfinger.com/reps
CPA Kelly Wood joins WallGoldfinger
Experienced Certified Public Accountant Kelly Wood of Moretown, Vt., joined WallGoldfinger in May as its controller.
Kelly, who grew up across the street from the Moretown house she now calls home, initially pursued a career in health care, studying physical therapy before switching to a radiation therapy degree, which she earned from the University of Vermont in 1980. She went on to work in the field at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington until her own father became a patient and passed away from lung cancer.
Looking for a change, she moved west and took a job as a switchboard operator at Snowbird ski resort in Utah. Next door to the switchboard was the central cash office and soon Kelly found herself working in - and liking - accounting.
She and husband, Jack, returned to Vermont in 1989 and, after years of doing accounting, Kelly went back to school and earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from Champlain College in Burlington in 1994.
She went on to work in accounting positions at a host of Vermont businesses and organizations, including more recently as a senior accountant at Washington County Mental Health.
She joins WallGoldfinger in part for her love of the company's products.
"First of all," she says, "I love wood, and not even just because my last name is Wood."
Her husband was a woodworker by trade and now by hobby, building handcrafted canoes and kayaks. Interesting pieces of wood also decorate the walls of the couple's home.
And she likes manufacturing. "I've always been my happiest at places that create a product," she says.
Kelly hopes her experience helps refine and improve internal systems at the company, such as through providing data that makes various departments' jobs easier and creates efficiencies.
"I'm very excited," she says of her new job at a company renowned for its supportive work atmosphere and high-end furniture. "I'm loving it."