WEST CHESTER, Pa., May 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transwall, a pioneer and leader in movable and architectural wall systems, today announced the promotion of Marc Valois to principal and equity partner. Valois, who has served as Transwall's vice president and sales manager since joining the firm in 2006, has led the company's successful expansion into markets throughout the northeastern United States. Valois becomes the fourth active investor in the company.
Valois has more than 30 years' experience in general management, sales and marketing management. Prior to joining Transwall, Valois worked in executive roles at Polo Ralph Lauren Home and SVC Corporation, after serving at Kimball International's Office Furniture Group for nearly 20 years, rising to the position of Vice President and Northeast Sales Manager. He earned an associate's degree from the New England School of Photography in 1976, and served on the Board of Directors, Designer Saturday, from 1989 to 1991.
"Marc's vast experience and industry connections, along with our innovative products, have helped us to quickly become established as a recognized leader in our targeted markets," said Shaun Mannix, Transwall president and principal. "As a principal, Marc will play an increased role in helping Transwall continue to meet the evolving requirements of our clients, even as we continue our expansion into new markets."
Since Transwall's founders bought the company back from a corporate owner several years ago, the privately-held firm has seen a significant increase in business, as growing numbers of architects and designers are seeking assistance in incorporating movable walls and products in their designs, with LEED compliance a key factor in their adoption. In addition to improved resource conservation, and healthier working environments, LEED-compliant interiors also deliver lower operating costs, increased asset value and may be eligible for money-saving tax rebates.
"More companies than ever are insisting on movable wall systems in their offices, plants and warehouses because they want products that are functional, reliable, reusable, and energy-efficient," Valois said. "Transwall has been meeting their needs for decades. I look forward to continue working with Transwall's talented team to develop products and solutions that enable businesses to maximize their space today, while providing them with the flexibility to adapt as their needs change over time."
Founded in 1963 and based in suburban Philadelphia, Transwall is a developer and manufacturer of moveable floor-to-ceiling and architectural wall systems. Transwall offers a broad array of product and solutions, including movable architectural walls, glass wall systems, sound management and office cubicle systems.
Clients include architects, designers, contractors, builders, business owners, General Services Administration (GSA) and government agencies. Transwall solutions have been installed at the Pentagon in Washington, Morgan Stanley's offices in New York, and TD Ameritrade's headquarters in Omaha. More information is available at www.transwall.com.