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CHICAGO — February 23, 2012 —Bretford Manufacturing, Inc., a United States manufacturer of dependable furniture products that improve how people work and learn, has appointed Phil Cloutier to the newly created position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Cloutier is responsible for the development of Bretford’s North American and international market strategies, and for leading and mentoring Bretford’s customer-facing teams, including; sales, marketing, customer care, contracts, and special projects. His initial priorities are to ensure these teams are properly structured based on the needs of customers and partners, while also overseeing the launch and delivery of the company’s new EDU 2.0 social learning furniture line for education environments.

“Phil was a sought-after addition to the Bretford family due to his years of experience in the furniture industry and his leadership background,” explained Chris Petrick, CEO for Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. “His expertise is critical to helping us move deeper into the contract and education furniture markets in the U.S. and overseas.”

Cloutier brings more than 15 years of successful experience in sales and marketing to Bretford, the majority of which are in the furniture industry. Most recently, Cloutier was Vice President of Marketing and Inside Sales at McCue Corporation in Salem, Mass. Cloutier also worked for Herman Miller, Inc. as Northeast Government and Higher Education Sales Manager and participated in Herman Miller’s Leadership Development Program. Additionally, he has held various sales, marketing and leadership positions at Wright Line LLC and Curtis 1000.

Cloutier holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. He has received extensive training and certification in the areas of sales, marketing, management and leadership.

For more information about Bretford visit Bretford.com or call 1-800-521-9614. Bretford can also be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bretfordmanf.
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About Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
Bretford is a manufacturer of furniture for both learning and work environments. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Franklin Park, Ill., Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. holds more than six decades of expertise dedicated solely to the design and manufacture of sustainable furniture solutions that are made in the U.S.A. With nearly 350 employees and 450,000 square feet of production space, the company offers smart furniture designs that support evolving technology, enabling 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 is a CarbonNeutral® certified company and its EDU 2.0 line is among the first in the contract furniture industry to achieve CarbonNeutral® product certification. Bretford products are backed by a 12-year standard warranty and the industry’s best 20-year standard warranty on library furniture.

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