John Gleason Named WallGoldfinger Project Manager
Experienced project manager John Gleason of Northfield, Vt., has been named to the same role at WallGoldfinger in Randolph, Vt.
A native of Connecticut, Gleason earned his bachelor’s degree in resource development from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, R.I., and later did continuing education in management at Bryant College in North Smithfield, R.I.
Gleason worked in project management roles at Moliterno Stone in Lincoln, R.I., for six years and New World Power Boston in Boston, Mass., for five years before a contract administration position at Northern Power in Waitsfield brought him to Vermont.
Gleason moved to Northfield, Vt., and after six years with Northern Power moved on to a similar position at Johnson Controls in Williston. He then worked for 15 years as a field project manager at E.F. Wall and Associates, Inc., in Barre – a position that had him traveling throughout Vermont.
WallGoldfinger was previously in Northfield for decades. As a local resident, “I’ve been admiring WallGoldfinger for the last 12 years,” said Gleason, noting he admired the management style and custom corporate furniture the company constructed.
Mostly he wondered just how WallGoldfinger’s furniture was made.
Curious and interested by nature, this husband and father of two now grown children is a pilot, trainer evaluator for ski patrollers, certified open water diver, bicyclist, beekeeper, sailor, camper, fisherman and strip kayak builder.
A year ago he added woodworker to the list when, ready for a change and excited to learn a new skill, he left his construction management position to join WallGoldfinger.
Gleason spent the last year working alongside of WallGoldfinger’s skilled woodworking team in the state-of-the-art Randolph factory.
When long-time Project Manager Richard Harrington retired, Gleason applied for and was awarded the position last month, returning to his project management roots but with the foundation of now knowing how WallGoldfinger’s furniture is made.
In the weeks since Gleason has made the transition, he’s leapt into learning the role, computer systems and more. “I love speaking to architects and clients,” said Gleason, who works collaboratively with architects, dealers and clients during production, delivery, installation and warranty to ensure their needs are met.
“John is experienced in project management, enthusiastic and personable. Add in his experience in our factory and he is the right fit for ensuring our clients are heard, understand our processes and receive the best service we can provide,” said John Wall, WallGoldfinger CEO.
Founded in 1971, WallGoldfinger designs, engineers, manufactures and installs the world’s finest executive furniture, including custom boardroom and conference tables, lecterns and credenzas and meticulously-crafted Arbor and Summit product lines. Built for today’s business people, WallGoldfinger’s furniture solutions are innovatively designed to integrate the latest communication technology, built with responsibly-sourced materials and made in the United States in a state-of- the-art facility in Randolph, Vt. WallGoldfinger products are displayed in a New York City showroom and sold to top corporate, institutional and government decision makers in collaboration with leading architects.
Nationally known for its work with Fortune 500 corporations, leading financial and insurance institutions, large law firms, universities and government agencies, WallGoldfinger clients include the White House, New York Stock Exchange, International Monetary Fund and the United Nations.
The company’s vision is to be a leader in offering innovative, functional and unique furniture solutions to corporate customers worldwide with the values of quality, customer service, ethics, integrity and sustainability at the forefront of all it does. Learn more online at www.wallgoldfinger.com.