BIFMA International Announces New Membership Services Director

Andrew Kotman

BIFMA is pleased to announce Andrew Kotman has joined the association as the Membership Services Director. Andrew brings 19 years of experience in customer service, sales, and management, 14 of those years working in the commercial furniture industry.

“I have always enjoyed client interaction. Having worked in the industry for most of my career, joining BIFMA is a natural progression to serving the industry with a broader reach.” says Kotman.

Prior to joining BIFMA, Andrew held positions as Account Executive for Interphase Interiors, Associate Product Manager at Haworth, and Account Executive overseeing business development for Michigan Office Environments. His in depth understanding of the process from product launch to installation and experience working with both dealer and manufacturer organizations provides a unique perspective of industry challenges, strategies, and networks.

“We are excited to have found such a well rounded candidate for our new Membership Services Director.” says Deirdre Jimenez, President + CEO, BIFMA International. “BIFMA serves as the convener of industry thought leadership. This position is critical to capturing the participation of a complex network of stakeholders that are driving the industry forward.”

In this role he will collaborate with the BIFMA leadership team to grow membership, increase member engagement, and advance member benefits. As a member liaison, Andrew’s understanding of both the importance of meeting organizational objectives and customer goals will enhance member programming.

Andrew holds a MBA from Grand Valley State University and a BBA from Calvin College. He is married with three children and lives in Grand Rapids, MI.


BIFMA is the leading non-profit furniture trade association in North America with members from around the world. Founded from the call to define uniform product standards for the industry, BIFMA has served as the voice of the commercial furniture industry since 1973 and is now the recognized source for managing and developing furniture standards that embody safety, ergonomics, health, sustainability, and performance that support buyer and specifier communities in making informed furniture selection decisions.

BIFMA further supports the industry providing market data, thought leadership, and industry outreach celebrating design and innovation in recognition of the significance furnishings play in the places we learn, work, heal, and live through product registries, sustainability certification, statistics reporting, government relations, industry promotion, education, networking, and trade development programs.