Anthony Serge has been named Technical Director Safety & Performance for BIFMA International.
CHICAGO — The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association has announced several board changes and the election of a new board member. Jeff Lorenger, acting chair of the BIFMA board, and president & CEO of HNI Corp., said that one of those changes related to the association's bylaws as it relates to the number and type of seats on the board.
Starting in 2022, BIFMA will provide live virtual learning opportunities on the fourth Thursday of the month at noon ET for our members, designers, buyers, and anyone interested in furniture for the built environment. There is no fee to attend.
BIFMA has completed its review and recommendations for the following furniture safety and performance standards in accordance with the established American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 5-year review process.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission's flammability standard for upholstered furniture went into effect on June 25.
The BIFMA Compliant product registry is an industry-wide registry of furniture products that conform to BIFMA safety and durability standards.
BIFMA has appointed Deirdre Jimenez as its first president and CEO. She will succeed Tom Reardon, who is retiring after 22 years as executive director of BIFMA, the not for profit trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers.
Steelcase, Herman Miller, Haworth are once again the sales leaders.