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BRETFORD NAMES STEWART LONG DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

CHICAGO – March 4, 2008 – Bretford, Inc., supplier of technology and media furniture that improves how people work and learn, has appointed Stewart Long to the newly created position of director of operations, effective immediately. In his new role, Long is in charge of Bretford‘s plant operations, plant engineering, Six Sigma Quality and Lean Manufacturing programs and processes.

According to Mikel Briggs, president of Bretford, Inc., “We are experiencing rapid business growth because of the demand for products like laptop carts, mobile workstations and our GREENGUARD Certified tables and accessories.” He added, “Stewart brings almost three decades of experience in generating excellent operational results with several outstanding companies in the furniture industry. His expertise allows us to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction and operational efficiency, particularly during Bretford‘s growth phases.”

Long brings 27 years of experience in the furniture industry to Bretford, with more than 15 years of senior-level manufacturing expertise in both wood and metal construction. Prior to his current position at Bretford, Long was president of Segis USA, Inc., a manufacturer of wood office furniture. He has also held a wide variety of sales and finance roles at Herman Miller, Inc., Allsteel, Loewenstein, Inc. and Kimball International, Inc.

Long has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and accounting from Ferris State University. He is well-versed in the use of Six Sigma Quality and Lean Manufacturing initiatives.

About Bretford‘s GREENGUARD Certification
Bretford has earned GREENGUARD Certification for many of its tables, carts and accessories used in commercial business and education facilities. Through this designation and in partnership with facilities managers, designers, architects and resellers, Bretford is helping to create healthier working and learning environments – particularly for children. By specifying or installing Bretford‘s GREENGUARD Certified products, institutions are closer to achieving valuable LEED Certification, the nationally accepted benchmark towards the design, construction and operation of green buildings. For a complete listing of GREENGUARD Certified Bretford models, please see the GREENGUARD Online Product Guide.

About Bretford, Inc.
Headquartered in Franklin Park, IL, Bretford, Inc. is the leading supplier of high quality technology and media furniture that improves how people work and learn. Founded in 1948, Bretford holds almost six decades of expertise dedicated solely to the design and manufacturer of furniture solutions. Today with nearly 500 employees and 340,000 square feet of production space, Bretford‘s products and accessories are part of the most comprehensive line-up of furniture solutions available from a single manufacturer. By offering intelligent furniture designs that support evolving technology, Bretford has enabled offices, institutions, organizations and corporations to increase productivity and efficiency. Bretford‘s superior workmanship and environmentally-compliant manufacturing and operation practices ensure dependable products, many of which are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®. Bretford products are further backed by the industry‘s best 20-year parts and labor warranty for library furniture and 12-year parts and labor warranty for all other Bretford furniture. For more information about technology and media furniture solutions from Bretford, please call 1-800-521-9614 or go to www.bretford.com.

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