IAI Keeps Name On COE’s Top Sales Volume Trophy For 2020 Once Again

IAI Keeps Name On COE’s Top Sales Volume Trophy For 2020 Once Again

(FEBRUARY 17, 2021) - Thanks to the global pandemic, things were quite different for the office furniture industry in 2020. However, one thing remained the same — Institutional Associates, Inc.’s name engraved on COE’s esteemed Manufacturers Rep Group of the Year award. For the third straight year, Atlanta-headquartered company named Manufacturers Rep Group of the Year by Pennsylvania office furniture powerhouse.

During COE’s national sales meeting held virtually, IAI president and CEO, Peter J. Gebhardt accepted the award on behalf of his organization. The meeting was attended by COE employees, manufacturers, key partners and rep groups from across the United States. The award identifies those manufacturers representative groups that led in top sales volume for the company.

“What an honor it is to again gain this recognition from a company like COE,” Gebhardt said in a statement. “Despite such a challenging year, we’re proud to have been able to serve them as well as the greater office furniture industry.”

Stan Idzi, senior vice president of sales and merchandising made the announcement during the Thursday night award presentation.

James D. Ewing Jr., a founding member and president and CEO of COE Office Furniture Distributor, complimented the IAI Group.

“Winning this award for the third consecutive year, shows us IAI’s commitment to COE Distributing and the OfficeSource brand,” Ewing said. “There is no doubt about the strength of their sales team as well as the value proposition that COE and the OfficeSource brand have created across the industry. I’m eager to continue to work with Pete and his team, as well as to see what 2021 may hold.”

About COE

COE Office Furniture Distributor is known for its fabulous selection of wholesale office furniture. Specializing in forward thinking products for today’s work environments. From the high-end executive office to a small office tucked in the corner of a home, COE has a solution and most importantly a price to meet any budget. – (IAI)