Gunlocke Expands Sales Presence in the Gulf Coast and South Texas Regions

Based in Houston, new business development manager Ryan Rice to enhance Gunlocke’s support for dealers and A&D professionals in the Southwest

2016.0215.Re-S.Ryan RiceLeading contract furniture manufacturer, The Gunlocke Company, has increased support in the Southwest by adding Ryan Rice as a business development manager to its team in that region. Based in Houston, Rice will provide Gunlocke’s unparalleled service and support to dealer sales representatives and architecture and design professionals in the Gulf Coast and South Texas regions.

Rice brings more than 10 years of sales and new business development experience to his new role.  As business development manager, he will be responsible for developing and strengthening productive business relationships with design professionals and dealers in the Southwest. He also will work to increase awareness of the Gunlocke brand and its broad portfolio of contract furniture solutions. He reports to Mark MacPhee, south central division manager.

Prior to joining Gunlocke, Rice was a sales executive at Pioneer Contract Services, an HNI dealer in Houston – giving him a deep knowledge of the Gunlocke portfolio that will serve him well in his new role. He also held previous positions at Broussard Group, Premier Specialty Brands and BMW/Mini of Austin. Currently, he serves as the Director of Membership for the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Houston chapter and also is a member of the IIDA Houston City Center Council. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management.

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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, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., as well as at its headquarters in Wayland, New York.