Vice President of Sales
Debbie Hawkins is Vice President of sales and operations for Miller Office Interiors, a division of Business Interiors, since 2004. She has over 30 years experience in the contract furniture industry specializing in both corporate and healthcare. Debbie is responsible for the sales growth and profitability of Miller Office Interiors. She works closely with Business Interiors executive management and MOI sales and support teams to ensure revenue and profit goals are achieved. Focusing daily on employee development, maintaining client relationships and growing market share, she is committed to the MOI team culture keeping the client front and center of the MOI circle. Surrounded by an experienced and dedicated group of individuals with a common goal to move our clients forward to complete fulfillment of the project.
She is A Volunteer at heart and graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville
Design and Sales Support Manager
As Design and Sales Support Manager Maggie oversees sales coordinators, order services and design team members. Her design responsibilities include conceptual planning, space planning, furniture specifications and finish selections. Maggie’s education and experience in both residential and commercial design offers a comprehensive perspective to both her clients and team. She holds a Bachelor of Interior Design degree for Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green Ohio and has been with Business Interiors and MOI since 2013.
13 Years prior to BI
TENURE: 6 years
Timm comes to MOI with both a business and design background. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and transitioned into interior design while living in Palm Beach Florida. His design responsibilities include conceptual planning, space planning, furniture specifications and finish selections. Timm’s background in business coupled with his experience working in high end residential uniquely position him to offer our team and clients a fresh approach to their work space.
6 Years prior to BI
TENURE: 1 year
Tammy’s primary focus with MOI new business development and account management is in the higher education arena. She works closely with our manufacturer partners, specializing in the higher education field to stay up to date on research, trends and new products. Her experience, training and attention to detail have proven to be a valuable resource to her clients. Tammy’s past experience with Business Interiors includes sales coordination and order services. Her background in sales support offers an understanding of all phases of the project uniquely positioning her to successfully navigate clients through the process of planning and implementation.
TENURE: 24 years
Customer Service & Sales Support
For 15 years Candie has been the a key contact for the MOI sales team, clients and vendors. She has the ability to perform all tasks as they relate to coordinating a project from start to finish. Candie verifies all specifications and prepares quotes, enters and tracks all project orders and acts as the final checkpoint for order acknowledgements. She ensures orders have been accurately entered and ship dates are met from order entry to installation. Her working relationship with manufactures and vendors has proven invaluable in resolving issues in a timely and mutually beneficial manner for MOI, our client and vendor. Candie works directly with our pre-owned department (ReBI) for order entry and works hand in hand with MOI’s Vice President to manage showroom inventory and updates.
Gerri Araneda serves as liaison between internal and external customers for all aspects of the sales process. She prepares quotes and specifies product based on requests from the Account Managers and the client. Gerri manually double checks specifications, floor plan drawings, and orders, and completes requests for delivery, installation, and service, and meets regularly with internal customers to ensure thorough communication and understanding. She handles requests and concerns from customers, resolves issues, and continually stay updated on all phases of a project and ensures that the customer is well informed.
TENURE: 15 years
Cody works hand in hand with both internal and external customers to successfully move projects from the quote phase to project completion. As project coordinator he is the point person to double check specifications and space plans before orders are placed and moves the project to the installation phase when product arrives. Closely connected to all aspects of the project he handles requests and concerns from customers, resolves issues and continually keeps the team and client updated on all phases of the project. He is key to building a long-lasting relationship with our client partners.
TENURE: 1 year
Melissa’s 16 years of experience began as an installer. Since that time she has been a part of the operations team scheduling installation crews and coordinating service requests. Melissa has also worked with the Business Interiors moves and relocation team as a project coordinator. She joined the MOI team in 2017 as an order services coordinator responsible for entering and tracking all orders moving thru the MOI pipeline. Melissa is the key contact with our manufacture from order placement to receipt of the product. She monitors order progression to ensure acknowledged ship dates are kept and the project time line is accurate. This information is communicated back daily and weekly to the sales and sales support team until receipt of product.
20 years- (Prior to BI)
TENURE: 16 years