Gunlocke Announces Key Personnel Changes in Chicago

2016.0627.Nwy.Lauren Deranek
Lauren Deranek

Gunlocke’s sales and marketing network continues to grow and evolve in Chicago with one key promotion and one new hire.

The leading contract furniture manufacturer has promoted Lauren Deranek to A&D manager for the Chicago market. In her new role, she will work with dealers, architects and designers to increase Gunlocke brand awareness and sales in the greater Chicago area. Deranek reports to Beth Gall, regional sales manager.

Deranek joined Gunlocke in 2012. She most recently served as showroom manager/project specialist in Chicago. She holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Indiana University, with a double minor in small business management and art history.

2016.0627.Re-S.Andrew Kost
Andrew Kost

Andrew Kost has joined Gunlocke to assume Deranek’s former role as Chicago showroom manager. He will oversee operations in the Gunlocke showroom, #1126 at theMART (formerly the Merchandise Mart). He also reports to Beth Gall.

Kost comes to Gunlocke from Knoll, bringing with him more than 20 years of showroom management experience. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in clothing and textiles from Rosary College, known as Dominican University.

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About Gunlocke

Since 1902, The Gunlocke Company leads the industry in designing, manufacturing and marketing private office and collaborative contract furniture for professional services clientele and other office environments. Specializing in casegoods, seating and tables, the company carries forward a tradition of quality craftsmanship, technical expertise and features the Gunlocke Advantage – legendary support for dealers, architects, designers and their clients, all backed by the industry’s strongest warranty. The Gunlocke name stands for lasting design integrity, uncompromising manufacturing excellence, and enduring substance, communicating status in meaningful ways. Nine U.S. presidents and leading business decision makers have made the company’s products their choice.

Gunlocke invites its partners and customers to visit one or more of its showrooms, strategically located in Chicago, Dallas, New York City and Washington, D.C., as well as at its headquarters in Wayland, New York.