Humanscale Celebrates New Leaders in 2016
Kristin Tompkins Appointed as National A&D Director And Mesve Vardar as Design Director
Humanscale, a leader in ergonomic design and technology, begins 2016 under strong new leadership with a new National A&D Director and a new Design Director. The roles were assumed by outstanding candidates whose careers and talents were fostered within the company.
Humanscale’s new National A&D Director, Kristin Tompkins, started her career with the company in 2003 as an Account Development Representative in Connecticut and brings twelve years of Humanscale experience to the position. She spent the past two years as Regional Sales Manager, responsible for overseeing the Boston office and all New England sales representatives. In her new role, Tompkins will work closely with members of the design community across the country. She’s well known within the company for her strong leadership and interpersonal skills and for nurturing meaningful connections that have a lasting impact on her markets. It is through these long-lasting connections that Tompkins is able to support and champion designers at all levels nationwide.
“After years of fostering strong relationships within the A&D community in the Northeast, I am excited to work more closely with architects and designers across North America,” said Tompkins. “I’m deeply passionate about design and am thrilled to have the opportunity to be involved in exciting new development projects. My goal is to continue to create programs and deliverables for the industry that give prominence to Humanscaleâ’s visionary products and service; differentiating ourselves with our insight into the future workplace and our steadfast commitment to human health and sustainability. I’m looking forward to connecting with individuals at all levels within the design world to promote the unique quality of Humanscale products and the Humanscale brand.”
With nine years of Humanscale experience behind her, Mesve Vardar has been a key contributor to a number of celebrated Humanscale products, including the Red Dot award-winning T7 Mobile Technology Cart. She joined the company in 2006 as a designer after earning a Master of Arts in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute. Before accepting the role of Design Director, Vardar worked as a Senior Industrial Designer and Researcher. In this capacity she worked on product development and research across categories, including seating, monitor arms, healthcare and lighting. Having conducted dedicated research into the future workplace, she is motivated by front-end thinking and the broad impact Humanscale can have on the changing office.
“As Design Director, my role is to challenge myself and the design team to develop solutions that address both present and future needs,” says Vardar. “Understanding and solving for existing problems with intuitive solutions is central to how we work. Encouraging the creativity to explore new and as yet unknown design solutions is paramount to how we innovate. My prior experience working in research and development affords me the ability to understand our priorities at a deeper level.”
Humanscale is the leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Through leveraging new technology in functional yet minimal designs, Humanscale transforms traditional offices into active, intelligent workspaces. Committed to making a net positive impact on the Earth, Humanscale offers award-winning products that deliver performance, simplicity and longevity. For more information, visit www.humanscale.com.