COE Recognizes Institutional Associates Once Again

COE Recognizes Institutional Associates Once Again

Atlanta-headquartered company named Manufacturers Rep Group of the Year for second year in a row.

(January 3, 2020) - After leading all other manufacturers representative groups in sales for the second consecutive year, James D. Ewing Jr., a founding member and president and CEO of COE Office Furniture Distributor, handed a unique pyramid-shaped award to Peter J. Gebhardt, president and CEO of Institutional Associates, Inc. in recognition of being named Manufacturers Rep Group of the Year in 2019. IAI won the same award in 2018.  

“We’re incredibly proud to represent a company like COE every day,” Gebhardt said in a statement. “They’re truly an innovator in the office furniture world and we’re honored to be recognized once again this year.”

The ceremony took place during COE’s national sales meeting during the week of December 9, 2019 at the beautiful Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania. COE’s sales meeting was attended by COE employees, manufacturers, key partners and rep groups from across the United States.

“IAI continues to be a great sales partner for COE Distributing and the OfficeSource brand,” COE’s Ewing wrote in a statement. “Capturing the top sales volume award for the second consecutive year clearly demonstrates the strength of their entire sales team and the value proposition COE and the OfficeSource brand have created in the office furniture industry. I look forward to working with Pete and his team to achieve further success in 2020.” - (IAI)