BIFMA names Technical Director Safety & Performance
Anthony Serge

Anthony Serge

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Anthony Serge has been named Technical Director Safety & Performance for BIFMA International.

After a year-long search, BIFMA announced that Serge will join the association as the Technical Director Safety & Performance. Serge brings over fifteen years of experience in product engineering, testing, and certification.

During this time, Serge conducted ANSI/BIFMA standard testing for a variety of furniture products and actively participated on several ANSI/BIFMA standard committees, including the International Standards Organization (ISO) committee.

Serge replaces Dave Panning who held the position for the past fourteen years and announced his retirement in 2021.


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