October 2018, Maars has hired Mike Rich as its new manager for the Midwest region. In this role, Rich will support Maars clients, dealer partners, general contractors and the A&D community for architectural wall projects. 

 “In this growing segment of the furniture and construction market, product education, technical support and project execution are paramount,” Rich said. “My goal is to be a trusted adviser to our dealer partners and support all involved parties in executing successful projects.” 

He brings 15 years of manufacturing and dealer-distribution experience to the company. 

 Before joining Maars, Rich held the position of regional manager for architectural interiors with Teknion where he was responsible for marketing Teknion’s architectural products to dealers, clients, and the architectural and general contractor communities. Before his roles with Teknion, he served as an account executive with Thomas Interior Systems, a Herman Miller dealer.
 
Rich has a degree in music education from Illinois Wesleyan University.

 “We’re very excited to have Mike join the Maars North American team to help support our existing and new dealer partners in the Midwest. Mike brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and energy to the team, and we are confident in his future success in growing the Maars brand,” said Robert Craven, Maars Living Walls managing director, U.S. region.