Press Releases

01/03/2017 – Edward J. Breen Named President

Nightingale Corp. announces that Edward J. Breen has been named President.

Breen, 45, who joined Nightingale fifteen years ago, was Chief Operating Officer (COO), and was responsible for Nightingale’s sales, marketing, and production operations. In his new role, he will continue to manage those areas in addition to the company's design innovation lab, accredited testing facility and Nightingale University. 

"Edward has been a key player in making Nightingale a leader in the contract office seating industry,'' said Bill Breen, chairman and chief executive officer. "Under his guidance, we've significantly strengthened our brand and delivered 15 years of consecutive sales growth. He is an outstanding executive who has attracted many talented people to Nightingale and who will help lead this company to many more decades of profitable sales growth."

Breen holds an MBA from Dalhousie University and a Hons. BBA in Marketing from Wilfrid Laurier University.

With the launch of several new lounge and conference seating products, revamped digital and online presence, and a significant investment in Nightingale University – this year will be the most eventful and profitable yet.

Breen is recognized for his contribution to Nightingale and is thrilled in his new role.

 


08/16/2016 – Nightingale supports Urban Beehive Project

In an effort to support local communities with their environmental initiatives, Nightingale is sponsoring the largest Urban Beehive Project in Canada. A local task force comprised of community leaders, local architects and designers from Charlottetown will unveil this environmental initiative. This is the first beehive structure specifically designed to be placed in a public park, featured to protect honey bees as well as produce local honey. The giant beehive will be making a vibrant presence to local residents and businesses. The structure is the first of several that will house beehives as part of the Urban Beehive Project, created by architects Murray and Stojak. The bees will arrive next week. Locals are free to check the structures out, but the grand opening with both structures will be in mid-August. The honey made by the bees will be donated to the food bank and soup kitchen. “We are an agriculture based country, and as such we rely heavily on the wellbeing of bees as they pollinate our crops from Coast to Coast”, say Egon Szenttamasy, VP of Sales in Canada. Nightingale is proud to be an environmentally friendly manufacturer, and a sponsor and supporter of green initiatives across the globe.


 

08/15/2016 – Nightingale's full IDCEC CEU accreditation

Starting August 22nd 2016 Nightingale is pleased to announce full IDCEC CEU accreditation for the ‘Sitting Experience’ classroom presentation. The "Sitting Experience" takes participants far beyond the usual focus on outward posture, to the innermost design and functional operation of the human body. The Nightingale "Sitting Experience" also teaches the crucial qualifications required of a chair design that is nice to look at and ergonomical to sit in. Presenter for the ‘Sitting Experience’ is Mark Francis; Learning & Development Manager at Nightingale chair corporation. Mark comes to these presentations with over 20 years of experience in the seating industry. For more information or to register please email Mark Francis at mfrancis@nightingalechairs.com


 


11/25/2015 – Egon Szenttamasy Promoted to VP Sales - Canada

Nightingale announces that Egon Szenttamasy has been promoted into the role of Vice-President Sales - Canada, effective immediately, and will be reporting directly to Ed Breen, Chief Operating Officer. Egon will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Nightingale’s efforts in Canada focusing on our Sales Team, Distribution Channels and other National Initiatives. Szenttamasy has been employed with Nightingale since 2008 most recently in the role of Director of Sales – GSA and International. He has an extensive knowledge in the products and procedures at Nightingale and has proven to be a dynamic leader. “Egon has a track record of sales success and has proven to be a charismatic leader in every position he has held. I’m excited to have Egon lead our Canadian sales operations and energize our valued distribution partners” says Ed Breen. Szenttamasy is excited to begin his new role and developing working relationships in the Canadian market.


11/23/2015 – New EXO Versions

Nightingale announces updates to our successful EXO line. The EXO series features a mid-back and now introduces a high-back and high-back with headrest versions. Both of the two new versions come with the lines full range of textiles and options. The EXO series also features a back lumbar support and side tension control to provide the user with the exact support needed for a comfortable sitting experience.



“The different back heights makes this series more competitive in the industry and allows Nightingale to meet and exceed contract seating specifications.”
Brad Armacost, EVP of US Operations
 


11/07/2015 – Nightingale goes interactive at NEOCON East 2015

NEOCON East found a new home in Philadelphia, PA for 2015 and the show was a huge success for Nightingale. The Pennsylvania Convention Center was a buzz with excitement as all of the exhibitors and attendees settled into their new environment. This year Nightingale’s booth was in an interactive experience for all guests. Accompanying our usual samples of industry leading seating options, our booth also featured a complimentary espresso bar complete with professional baristas who whipped up everything from straight black coffee to pumpkin spice lattes, with a little touch of foam art for good measure. In addition we had an onsite live demonstration of our popular modular club chair, the Danforth II. Guests were amazed at how easily and quickly this full size club chair assembled and disassembled right in front of them. These simple features made the Nightingale booth a very welcoming environment for colleagues, customers and old friends to come together during the show. Nightingale would like to thank all of the attendees, organizers and fellow exhibitors for making NEOCON East 2015 one of the best and most enjoyable shows Nightingale has been a part of.


10/09/2015 – Nightingale introduces new textiles program

Nightingale has developed a fresh and exciting new textile carding program to enhance the colors, textures and choices available on its award winning seating designs. 

Nightingale is pleased to introduce a cooperative program with some of the biggest names in the custom textile marketplace. Each of these companies have worked with Nightingale to develop custom textile cards that feature some of their most popular patterns and color ways. But as convenient as these new cards are to selecting designer textiles, we are now completing a grade-in program on the ENTIRE product line from each brand. Through our alignment with these industry leaders, Nightingale is making it easier than ever for your customer to order the textiles you want on virtually any Nightingale seating model or soft seating model.  All you need to do is specify what you want whether from the custom card or from any other pattern within each vendors extensive offering - and Nightingale will do the rest. This new textile program is extremely simple and streamlined; you can provide exactly what your customer desires and do so at modest costs.

Nightingale’s updated textile program includes the following collections:  Solid, Pattern, Stretch, Leather Plus, PVC Free, Princess Leather, Foundation/Heavenly, and Classic.  All colors and textile choices are readily accessible via the website www.nightingalechairs.com/textiles where you can request memo samples and find technical specification on each textile choice.   


10/08/2015 – Nightingale New Nightingale launches re-designed website

The new website (www.nightingalechairs.com) has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing customers to access detailed product information and videos with the option to share information across all major social networking sites.

The site includes extensive product information to help customers understand Nightingale’s complete range of seating solutions.  Created with the user experience firmly in mind, the website has been designed using the latest technology so the site is compatible with today's browsers and mobile devices - without the need for Adobe® Flash to view it. 

In addition, helping to make Nightingale's portfolio of seating products easy to browse the site automatically updates new details so users can always access the latest technical information, view product images and download up to date technical data sheets. 

The new website means that customers can now benefit from richer online content that is easier to navigate and share with others, assisting the specification process. This is a result of talking with customers and gaining valuable feedback. 

On the Nightingale website, visitors can also stay informed with the latest news of the company, and the whole office furniture industry. The News and Events section features the latest announcements, product inventions and opinion pieces from industry experts. 

Furthermore, the new website allows users to share products and pages that interest them with others across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Visit the new website and why not give us your feedback on the new website by posting a comment on our social media pages. 

 


09/03/2015 – Nightingale Announces Changes to Sales Organization

Nightingale has appointed Jon Cohan and Rob Cason with MVK Group to be the local Nightingale Sales Representative for North and South Carolina.  MVK Group has represented office solutions to the Southeast for the past 30 years. 

In addition, Nightingale has appointed Laura Carlson with Blue Sky Contract Furniture to be the local Nightingale Sales Representative for Nevada and Arizona.  Laura Carlson has over 16 years of experience in high-end commercial furnishings with exceptional design-expertise and project management to hospitality, healthcare and office environments.

“We are extremely proud to have MVK and Blue Sky Contract Furniture joining our sales organization.  Both groups bring a tremendous amount of experience to bring awareness and excitement about Nightingale to our distribution partners.” said Brad Armacost, EVP of US Operations. 


07/01/2015 – John Crawford New Territory Manager for the Greater Toronto Area

 

Nightingale announces that John Crawford has joined the company to further develop their growing portfolio of dealer and designer accounts. John Crawford comes with a wealth of experience within the Industry, having spent many  years at both the dealer and manufacturing level and as an agent himself where John was instrumental in acquiring numerous large corporate accounts. 

John joins Nightingale as Territory Sales Manager to continue Nightingale’s success in providing dealer services to many of the top office furniture companies in Toronto. John comments “I am excited to start a new challenge within Nightingale and look forward to working with the dealer and design community to further develop their already extensive product offering. I am fortunate to be joining such a respected company that prides itself on top quality products and service.”

Ed Breen, Nightingale’s CEO said “John’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made him a key addition to the Nightingale family. We view his appointment as a sign of our commitment to being the leading seating company in our industry. Our new innovations in chair design and the increasing demand from our customers led us to look for an addition to our team who will fit in with our ethos of innovation and exceptional service, and it is very fortunate that we were able to find someone of John’s caliber to fulfill this role. I’m confident that John will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality office seating solutions for our clients.”

John can be reached by phone at 416-605-7819 or by email at jcrawford@nightingalechairs.com.


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