Landscape Forms expands to United Kingdom
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New Employees Appointed to Manage Sales and Business Development
Kalamazoo, MI – Landscape Forms, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of award-winning commercial outdoor furniture and accessories, is pleased to announce the formation of Landscape Forms United Kingdom and the opening of a new sales office in London. The new London office will serve architects, interior designers and landscape architects throughout the United Kingdom, and the full range of site furniture and urban elements from Michigan-based Landscape Forms will be available. Additionally, Santa & Cole products will also be available in the United Kingdom as a result of an expansion of Landscape Forms’ marketing alliance with Barcelona-based Santa & Cole in England and Wales.
Bill Main, President of Landscape Forms, stated, “Our new London office illustrates Landscape Forms continued commitment to international expansion of sales and marketing and is an important part of our long-term growth strategy. Obviously, we’re pleased to add our new London site to the list of our current sales offices in North America, Japan, China and the UAE.”
Juan Eusebio Pujol, President of Santa & Cole, commented, “We are excited to expand into the UK our partnership with Landscape Forms, the leading U.S. manufacturer of commercial outdoor furniture.”
Richard Wignall has been appointed Business Development Representative to manage sales throughout the United Kingdom. Wignall was born and educated in Great Britain and has a long history of experience in sales and marketing. His most recent position was Regional Sales Manager with Woodhouse UK, a distributor of exterior lighting and street furniture including seating, shelters, signage and specially designed solutions. He has developed strong relationships with architects, landscape architects, lighting consultants, urban designers, developers and local authorities. Wignall’s responsibilities with Landscape Forms begin immediately.
Landscape Forms also announces the appointment of Thomas Job, International Sales Consultant. Job will work with the company’s International Sales Teams to develop and implement sales and marketing plans, training, pipeline development and sales growth. Job’s immediate focus will be working with existing partners in Japan and the UAE, as well as the start-up of the new office site in London and expansion plans for Europe.
Job has a strong sales and marketing background in contract furniture, textiles and carpet. In his most recent positions he was Vice President, Architecture and Design for Interface-Flor, and former National Vice President Sales Knoll Textiles. He is a past Trustee of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a graduate of the University of Toledo.
Santa & Cole was founded in 1985. The company takes an “editing” rather than manufacturing approach to design because its primary interest is in acting as mediator to select and make available the best products, objects and writing across a broad range of design. The company edits and distributes lighting products, interior and exterior furniture, urban elements, plant elements (large trees) and books. www.santacole.com.
Landscape Forms is based in Kalamazoo, MI and the 40 year old company’s product list includes exterior seating systems, benches, tables and chairs, umbrellas, wheelchair-accessible picnic tables, planters, litter receptacles and ash urns. Clients include such well-recognized companies as Boeing, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, Harvard University, Disney, Chrysler, Mayo Clinic, Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, Sprint, American Airlines, LaGuardia Airport, Microsoft, Nike, United States Tennis Association and many others.
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