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University Loft Promotes Carlson To National Sales Manager

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University Loft Company, the largest supplier of furniture to college and universities, which also offers durable, affordable furniture to the hospitality, military and retail markets, announces the promotion of Kathy Carlson to National Sales Manager of ULC’s Retail Division. Along with coordinating all aspects of the retail division, Kathy will be responsible for training and overseeing independent retail dealers, attending furniture trade shows, creation of training materials, new product introductions and attending new store openings. Kathy joined the ULC team in August 2003 and has consistently exceeded and met her high goals and has proved herself to be a great asset to University Loft Company. “Kathy’s “can do “attitude, problem solving skills and ability to be a team player have certainly been a credit to her success at ULC,” said James Jannetides, President and Founder of University Loft Company. University Loft Company was founded in 1986 by James Jannetides while attending the University of Southern Illinois. James built a loft for his room to maximize space in his typically small dorm room. Other students admired his loft system, and that summer James invested his savings in enough wood to build 400 loft units. Upon returning to school, these high-demand lofts were sold to fellow students and that’s where ULC was born. Today, ULC manages more than 1,200 university accounts per year, including the elite Yale University and John Hopkins University. University Loft Company is considered a leader in the government sector and retail division, as well. ULC has been recognized by winning the Blue Chip Enterprise Award, 25 Fastest Growing Company in Indiana, and The Growth 100 in Indiana awards. James Jannetides was voted in the 1999 40 under 40 award in Indianapolis and was recognized as the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Manufacturing. Committed to providing a superior product with an unmatched service level, University Loft Company is the leader in the contract furniture industry.

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