ELIZABETH, NJ (September 2018): BFI, one of the largest office furniture planning dealerships in the NY/NJ metropolitan area, is pleased to announce the hiring and appointment of Kate Kerpchar as President and CEO effective immediately. Kate brings with her more than 17 years of business management experience, the last 6 of which is as the owner and founder of Lotus Rose Industries LLC, a certified women-owned project management and consulting firm that specializes in tenant representation for corporate office relocations and renovations. Kate was also employed by CRESA NY as a SVP of Project Management which followed a 13 year tenure as Director, Head of Facilities and Administration for the Asset Management business at Deutsche Bank.
Kate succeeds Daniel F. Morley, who joined BFI in 1984; becoming President in 1997 and CEO in 2016. Under Dan’s leadership the firm has achieved significant growth and now employs over 75 people in three offices and celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Dan will transition into a consulting role to ensure a successful change of control.
The BFI brand is well known throughout the real estate and architectural community and has completed some of the most visible projects in the marketplace including Pansonic’s relocation to Newark, the BASF North America Headquarters and Bayer Healthcare’s consolidation.
“Kate’s achievements in the corporate environment, her successful experience in starting and managing her own firm coupled with our outstanding leadership team, will take our company to the next level. This is an exciting time for BFI and I look forward to working with Kate on a seamless transition” said Mr. Morley when asked about this decision.
Ms. Kerpchar stated, “BFI has a reputation for being the best in the business and I have had the pleasure of working with Dan and his staff on several projects over the past five years, which has allowed me to meet many of the employees. What is incredibly impressive is how loyal its employees are with an average tenure of over 18 years! It is an honor and privilege to have been given the opportunity to assume this leadership role at BFI. I am excited to continue to build upon the legacy of excellence that BFI is known for and am grateful for the opportunity given to me by the Gold family.”
For more information, contact Kate Kerpchar, President and CEO at email@example.com or 908-926-6167.
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This month's bfi Inner Circle networking group led by Stephanie Badillo featured a luncheon and showroom tour at Gunlocke. Thank you Gunlocke for your hospitality!
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Stephanie’s career spans three decades in the luxury Interior Design and Real Estate arena. Operating through her own development firm and representing various manufactures, she has produced high end residential and commercial properties throughout the United States. Stephanie’s office furniture background stems from working with a Herman Miller dealer back in 1999. She has made several appearances on HGTV, Food Network and the Today Show as well as written articles for numerous trade publications.
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Cathy has been in the industry over 25 years and has worked in all aspects of this industry.
She has owned and operated a furniture dealership and design firm. She has worked for Herman Miller in New Jersey.
Cathy, has a stellar reputation in the industry and is known for putting the client first and building relationship.
For the last 2 years, Cathy has worked in Manhattan in the Architectural and Design community developing brand and product awareness for ALUR Walls (Smart Space).
Awards: Business of Women of the Year, Top Sales Person of Year numerous
Please welcome Cathy to our team!
The bfi New York office celebrated the grand opening of their new office by throwing a Cinco de Mayo party held last evening at their new location at 237 West 35th Street. Several of our manufacturer reps, clients and friends attended this very festive evening filled with Latin music, Salsa dancing, Mexican food, and some awesome tequila!
Our New York City office will be moving in February to our new facility located at
237 West 35th St, Ste 1004
New York, NY 10001.
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bfi was recently acknowledged by the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. New Jersey Chapter for our outstanding work along with construction firm V.J. Scozzari & Sons, Inc. for The Chapin School expansion project performed over the last two years for their Lower and Upper School additions. Not only did bfi provide the furniture, bfi did all of the furniture specifications and furniture designs, including the selection of the furniture finishes to work with the architect’s design and we managed the scheduling and installation of the new products for the project. This is a prime example of bfi's capabilities and project management abilities that our diverse staff performs every day.
BFI is pleased to welcome Helena Loman to the BFI-New York Office as a Sales Executive, Business Developer. Helena comes to us after a successful tenure at Innovant as a Senior Account Executive, Business Development and Dovetail, Director of Business Development and Sales. Helena also is a licensed financial services professional holding series 7.9.10, 25 63 and 65 FINRA credentials and has enjoyed success at PaineWebber and Wachovia Securities. She is also a licensed Real Estate Broker. Helena is active in CoreNet, IFMA, IIDA CIANJ and Professional Women in Construction NY/NJ.
She was born and raised in Sweden where she received her nursing degree and is multi lingual. Helena is quite networked in New York City architects, designers and other professionals and has worked with BFI-New York on several financial service opportunities during her tenure at Innovant. Some of her major accounts include Rothschild, Vermillion Asset Management and Aflac Financial Services.
BFI-New York is pleased to announce that Brian Glickman has joined our New York Sales Team as a Sales Executive. Brian brings a wealth of solid sales experience within the contract furniture industry, servicing multiple vertical market segments. During the course of his career, Brian has professionally achieved results with a wide array of end-user companies, assisted the architectural and design community and developed meaningful relationships with commercial real estate brokers in the greater New York Metropolitan marketplace. Brian enjoys a wide spectrum of experience on both the wholesale-manufacturer’s representative front and the dealer distribution side of our business. Prior to joining the BFI–New York Team he spent the last (9) years as a Sales Vice President with AFD in New York, a Steelcase distribution partner. Brian resides on Long Island with his wife and children and will report to Bruce Stone, Vice President.
Pinnacle Foods, a producer and distributor of grocery store staples from labels including Duncan Hines, Birds Eyes, and other specialty brands, based in Parsippany, New Jersey was awarded a Coolest Office Award by Inc. Magazine. Click to see some photos of this office that bfi furnished.