WE BELIEVE IN OUR PEOPLE. THEY ARE THE BACKBONE OF ARTONE.
ALTHOUGH "OUR TEAM" ENCOMPASSES EVERYONE AT ARTONE, HERE ARE A FEW TEAM MEMBERS YOU MAY BE MORE LIKELY TO INTERACT WITH.
Michael oversees all aspects of the company and is directly involved in sales.
Mike started his career on the factory floor when the company was much smaller and is familiar with all aspects of the business. He appreciates being involved in the everyday workings of the company and makes sure that he not only monitors the operations but is also productive contributor. Mike pays attention to all the customers and all their jobs and helps ensure that projects flow through in a timely and efficient manner.
With such strong experience and industry knowledge he is an important contributor to sales and customer development. Mike looks forward to attending trade shows, sales visits, and forming new relationships. Where necessary Mike will attend meeting with potential new customers in order to answer questions and convey Artone’s philosophy that quality and timeliness drive our business.
Mike is proud of the fact that we at Artone employ nearly 100 people. He gets great pleasure from knowing that they not only enjoy coming to work, but are able to support their families by so doing. In his own words, "I make every effort to get it right each day because our people care and do a great job. They deserve to work for a company that gets it right".
Outside of Artone, Mike enjoys cooking, boating, snowmobiling and various home projects.
As Executive VP, Sebastian covers a broad field of responsibility including sales, shop floor issues, research/development and corporate responsibilities. Many of the innovative features that Artone offers are his handiwork and he directs the production of prototypes and the engineering of new products. Continual improvement is always on his mind and he finds development of a customer’s vision very rewarding.
Like Mike, Sebastian is motivated each day by the family of people that work at Artone. He tries to encourage an environment that builds team spirit so that employees feel valued, helping creativity, productivity and diligence. Sebastian says: “If you are honest and upfront with your thoughts, ideas or problems, we can work through anything. Work is complex enough with the right information and near impossible without it.”
Outside of work, Sebastian does his best to make his family his hobby. He enjoys cooking Sunday dinner for them and encourages regular time together. Sebastian also enjoys riding his Harley in the summer and snowmobile in the winter.
As Artone's Administrative Assistant, Stacy is responsible for day to day office support tasks such as answering phones, making travel arrangements, incoming and outgoing postal and parcel mailings. If you call our main line you are most likely to hear her helpful style first. Stacy is attentive to detail, dedicated to her job and is consistently working hard not just to finish the task but also on how to improve the process for the next time.
Outside of Artone, Stacy loves couponing, golfing and spending time with her dogs and her family in her free time. Fun random fact: Stacy is fascinated by anything connected with a Tyrannosaurus Rex!
Sam is Artone's Sales Manager. He has over 30 years of experience in furniture manufacturing which make him a very important resource for the company. He has experience in design and manufacture across all segments of the custom furniture business. His responsibilities include unique hotel projects, building relationships within the architecture and design community, sales and market research. Sam’s personality helps him easily establish connections with owners, general contractors and other trades which is so valuable in special projects. Sam strives to exceed his customers’ expectations and this drives him to achieve results.
In Sam's spare time, he loves to golf and is an avid watcher of the news.
Caitlin is Artone's Sales & Marketing Coordinator. She is responsible for coordinating the communication channels for all sales activities both internally and externally as well as development of materials, programming and other marketing initiatives. She strives to build lasting relationships with customers and prides herself on working smarter, not harder.
Caitlin loves to wake up to a nice cup of coffee and in her spare time is often busy with home improvement and redecoration.
Ryan brings a wealth of experience to his role as Business Development. His focus will be on managing and growing new client and partner relationships. From researching prospective projects to developing strategies that initiate long term business relationships, Ryan’s knowledge of manufacturing as well as design will provide him with ample experience for his role in Business Development.
Prior to joining our team, Ryan’s background is in architecture where he was a project designer and project manager for several years. He is also LEED accredited and is an active member of the Architectural Woodwork Institute’s Speakers Bureau.
When he is not at work, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, reading, travelling and coaching his son’s Little League and midget football teams.
Ed is Artone's Preconstruction & Estimating Manager. His department is responsible to bid contract work wherebid documents are reviewed to establish a project scope. Some days, Ed’s department is required to be more on the sales side where they work with the customer in helping figure out the best design and materials to meet their needs. Ed and his department prepare estimate’s from start to finish, monitor jobs for costing and work with production in developing shop process times and completing time studies. They work diligently with the customer through the pre-construction phase until the project is ready to be turned over to Artone's project management team.
To Ed, progress is key. Ed’s and his team are always striving to come up with better methods to achieve more accurate estimates and new ways to meet our customer’s needs. He welcome's the challenge of trying to make a process better. Ed is aware that customer service is extremely important and is top priority to him.
Ed's background is in Architecture and was a project manager for an architectural firm that specialized in K-12 schools for 13 years prior to switching to manufacturing.
Outside of Artone, Ed enjoys archery, bowhunting, elk hunting out west, grilling, home improvement and building projects.
Tracey is Artone's Manager of the Project Management department. Her responsibilities include making sure that a project is on time, within the budget, and in line with the drawings and specifications. She strives to achieve great results by ensuring that there are no unhappy customers, and will do whatever it takes to make it right.
In Tracey's free time she loves to cook, go on wine tours and tastings, travel, and watch HGTV. (Who doesn't love HGTV, right?!)
Jeff is the Installation Manager for CFI of New York, LLC, Artone's sister company. Jeff prides himself in the dedication to projects that he and his team share. They go above and beyond to make sure all of our customers are satisfied with not only the Artone furniture, but also the installation process with CFI. They put in long hours working and traveling, unexpected visits to check on progress, phone calls any time of day, and whatever it takes to make this experience right for our customers.
What most people do not know about Jeff is that he is a black belt in Karate since the age of 13! Outside of Artone, he also loves fishing, gardening, working on his home, and spending time with his children.
John is no stranger to furniture design. A professional in the field for over 35 years, John began his venture in design as a student, and later a Graduate, of The London College of Furniture, now known as the London Metropolitan University. John is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, Member of Industrial Designers Society of America, Associate Member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association and Affiliate of the Center for Health Design.
Over the last 20 years John has been a consultant to Artone. With Artone he has designed and assisted in the development of various furniture product lines. John is known at Artone for his new and innovative ideas. John works on an admirable philosophy – he is always looking for “what isn’t there” rather than what is and see’s things the way they “could be”, rather than way they are.
Outside of work, John loves spending time with his wife, daughter and son. His favorite places are Kauai, Taos Ski Valley and Western New York. John enjoys skiing, swimming, photography and travel. Aside from living in United States, John has lived in England and Canada, broadening his spectrum of design.