Office Resources Adds Four New Employees with Continued Growth in All Markets

Left to Right: Scott De Santis, Carolyn Sears, Mary Connors + Sarah Mortimer

Left to Right: Scott De Santis, Carolyn Sears, Mary Connors + Sarah Mortimer

Office Resources is excited to announce the hiring of new employees, Scott De Santis, Carolyn Sears, Mary Connors and Sarah Mortimer, as we continue to grow in all of our markets. All four additions have an extensive background and a wealth of knowledge and experience of the furniture industry.

Scott De Santis

Scott De Santis

De Santis joins Office Resources after serving as an Account Manager at Herman Miller in the New York office for the past five years. In addition to his experience handling large-scale projects, he is also heavily involved in the real estate community. As vice-chair of the Young Emerging Leaders Committee in IFMA, he assists facilities managers in developing lasting connections and gain knowledge that helps propel them in their careers. Scott will utilize his experience and relationships to better serve his clients in his Sales Executive role at Office Resources New York.

Carolyn Sears

Carolyn Sears

With over 20 years of experience including Knoll and Knoll Textiles, Sears brings a background in interior design and client engagement to Office Resources Harford, where she will maintain her long and successful relationships within the A&D community. As a Sales Executive, her enthusiasm and creativity will help current and future clients develop beautiful spaces while providing insight and information regarding changes in the industry. Sears is a current member of IIDA and is looking forward to representing Knoll and Office Resources in the Hartford marketplace.

Mary Connors

Mary Connors

Connors brings her extensive product knowledge and the ability to interpret design intent in the new and exciting role of Product Application Specialist. For many years, she worked as a design consultant to various architectural firms and dealerships in the Boston/New England area, specializing in space planning, design development and contract furniture specifications. Most recently, she was a senior designer/project manager for Office Interiors Ltd, a Haworth dealership in New Hampshire. Connors has vast experience in the contract furniture industry and will be working across all Office Resources locations to assist in all phases of the product design implementation process.

Sarah Mortimer

Sarah Mortimer

As Associate of New Business Development for Office Resources in Maine and New Hampshire, Mortimer will be working to help identify new business opportunities for the company. She will also serve as the firm’s primary liaison to the architecture and design community. Mortimer brings a wealth of knowledge having worked in the industry for over nine years in previous roles on the strategic alliance team at Peabody Office in Boston, MA and inside sales for the manufacturer, SiS Ergo, in Londonderry, NH. Her enthusiasm, creativity and previous work experience will be valuable as she builds and strengthens relationships with the architecture and design community and beyond.

 “Office Resources is thrilled to add Scott, Carolyn, Mary and Sarah to our team,” commented firm principal, Kevin Barbary. “We look forward to having them join our efforts as we continue to grow!”

Office Resources Acquires Offices Limited in NYC

Office Resources, Inc., a leading Knoll dealer and Boston’s premier provider of creative workspaces, announced today it has acquired fellow Knoll dealer Offices Limited, Inc., based in New York City. The purchase will enable Office Resources, Inc. to expand its design and distribution capabilities to New York City and increase its annual revenue to $110 million. With ORI’s acquisition of OLI, the combined entities will become one of the top Knoll distributors in the country.

ORI principals Kevin Barbary and Paul Fraser said “By incorporating our unique style of managing people, projects, and processes, we plan to grow the East Coast market for ORI and Knoll.”

Offices Limited, Inc., a top contract furniture dealer for more than 40 years and a founding Knoll dealer, will be rebranded as Office Resources, Inc. at the turn of the year. Offices Limited, Inc.’s location on Ninth Avenue will remain open, and Barbary said existing OLI staff will be crucial in growing the ORI brand in New York City.

Paul Fraser from ORI will manage all New York City operations, assisted by OLI Executive Vice Presidents Ed Baust and Adam Bacall. Baust and Bacall will play major roles in the rebranding and sales efforts in the New York market. Kevin Barbary will handle marketing for New York City and all of New England, while continuing ORI’s successful track record of collaboration with professionals in the architectural, real estate, and project management communities. Bruce Blueweiss, OLI dealer principal, will continue to handle new business development while OLI Vice President Karen Blueweiss will oversee financial management.

Both ORI and OLI have played major roles in building the Knoll brand on the East Coast. Both companies belong to the Knoll President’s Circle, which is comprised of the top 20 distributors by volume across the country.

Alan Howard, Knoll Sales Vice President for the Northern Division, commented “Clients come to Knoll for the products and service required to create high performance workplaces, and we look forward to the Office Resources team joining our New York Knoll dealer network.  Together, these dealerships are the hub of day-to-day activity for our commercial, healthcare, education and governmental clients."