Workplace Furnishings President and CEO Greg Nemchick Announces Retirement
Greg Nemchick, president and CEO of the Workplace Furnishings dealer association (WPF) has announced he is retiring from his position with the group, effective April 30. An office furnishings veteran with over 30 years of industry experience, Nemchick joined WPF as its chief executive in 2009. He previously held senior management positions with several leading contract furniture dealers as well as serving as a regional manager for Herman Miller, Inc.
“Greg Nemchick has provided outstanding leadership and direction to Workplace Furnishings as its president and CEO over the past eight years,” commented Peter Kordus, WPF chair and president and COO of Building Service, Inc. in Milwaukee. “In addition to consolidating its position as the industry’s premier dealer buying group, Greg has grown both dealer membership and manufacturer participation and spearheaded the introduction of a broad range of new value-added programs and services that have helped grow members’ top line sales and enhance their bottom line profitability. He is leaving WPF in the strongest condition it has ever enjoyed and we are grateful to him for his many contributions to the organization and its members.”
Dealer programs and support tools developed by WPF during Nemchick’s tenure as chief executive to help grow members’ top-line sales include the WPF Learning Academy, the Ancillary Budget Builder to grow project value, expanded product sourcing and lead/opportunity sharing.
Said Nemchick, “I am proud of the achievements we have generated at WPF over the past eight years but it is time for a change. As WPF president and CEO, I have functioned as a near total ‘road warrior’ and I am looking forward to cutting back on the travel and finding an opportunity that is closer to Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. After 40 years of marriage it will be nice to be at home every evening with my wife; we have not shared weekday evenings on a regular basis for over 30 years now.
“The good news is that I am leaving WPF in good hands, with an outstanding staff of veteran industry professionals who I know will keep the association strong and growing.”
Steve Halper, WPF’s corporate secretary, will be leading the search for Nemchick’s successor, Kordus indicated. Halper can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. –
ABOUT WORKPLACE FURNISHINGS: Founded in Cincinnati in 1963, Workplace Furnishings is the leading dealer marketing, training, buying and support organization serving the office furniture industry. The group offers its members a broad range of programs and services covering key aspects of dealer operations to support their value-segment office furniture efforts. For more information, visit www.workplacefurn.com.
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