AIS has expanded and bolstered its presence in Southern California and the Midwest with the recent hiring of new sales team members.
“AIS is experiencing record-breaking growth, and we’re pleased to add more people to our team as part of our continued growth plans,” said Nick Haritos, AIS executive vice president of sales and distribution.
Todd Smith joins the AIS sales team as the company’s new territory manager for San Diego, California. Based in San Diego, Smith comes to AIS with more than 20 years of experience in sales, business development and project management.
In this newly created position, Smith will be responsible for supporting AIS dealers as the companybuilds its Southern California network.
Before AIS, Smith was a senior account executive for G/M Business Interiors in San Diego where he worked to create dynamic workspaces for clients. Earlier positions include working as an intermarketservices manager and an account manager for WB Wood in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in media and communication studies from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.
“AIS is driven by a customer-first philosophy and a can-do culture. The company has a business-minded empathy for the dealers, designers and facility managers we serve. I’m proud to be on the team of a strong manufacturer with exponential growth, and I look forward to what is to come!” said Smith.
Sandi Vershay has joined AIS as a new territory manager for St. Louis, Missouri, and southern Illinois. Vershay has over 20 years of experience in interior design and sales and will be based out of St. Louis.
In her new role with AIS, Vershay will work with existing area territory managers to continue developing sales and distribution strategies for growth within the AIS dealer network and beyond.
Most recently, Vershay worked as a manufacturer’s representative for Lyons Company, LLC, where she managed sales for the dealer and A&D community in Illinois and Missouri. Prior to that, she was with Ford Hotel Supply/Ford Equipment & Contracting as a senior interior designer. Vershay has a bachelor of fine arts degree (with an emphasis on interior design) from Maryville University in St. Louis.
“AIS makes a full line of office furniture that is smartly in-tune with our customers’ changing needs, studying the industry and taking a strategic view of what best solves for spaces – efficiently, flexibly and beautifully. I look forward to working with designers and account managers to find solutions. I love being part of a unified team that is made up of people who truly enjoy what they do!” said Vershay.