WallGoldfinger Furniture expands team
Curtis Ostler joins as Director of Business Development
Sept. 20, 2021
Curtis Ostler has joined WallGoldfinger Furniture, a division of Mark Richey Woodworking, as its director of business development.
The position is a new one for the growing, veteran corporate furniture manufacturer and perfect for Ostler.
A graduate of Johnson State College, Ostler has both ample development experience and industry experience. In fact, he previously worked at WallGoldfinger from 2000-2009 as a project manager, director of project management and then a vice president of sales. Prior to that he owned and operated a hardwood retail sales business and architectural woodworking shop.
From WallGoldfinger, Ostler joined the higher education field, as director of corporate and foundation relations at Norwich University and most recently as associate dean of resource development at Vermont Technical College, both in Vermont, where Ostler has spent the majority of his life.
He also worked as development and communications director for ReSOURCE, a non-profit upcycling, workforce development and poverty relief organization that at times used WallGoldfinger scrap wood and veneer to train the un- or under-employed in woodworking skills.
Now he has come full circle and rejoined WallGoldfinger.
“It is great to be back in the furniture-building world after more than a decade away,” Ostler said. “I missed making and selling tangible, very high-quality products, and also the excitement and satisfaction of working within the building and furniture trades.”
John Wall, the Wall behind WallGoldfinger, and current vice president, mirrored Ostler’s excitement over his return.
“Curtis is an industry pro, knowledgeable in both the hands-on practice of woodworking and the sales experience that it takes to successfully interact with clients, generate new leads and positively promote our unique furniture solutions. He also has the added benefit of being familiar with the WallGoldfinger of the past and enthusiastic for the WallGoldfinger of the future,” Wall said.
WallGoldfinger became part of Mark Richey Woodworking in Newburyport, Mass., in 2018. The 100-person architectural millwork company with a 130,000-square-foot factory run on green energies and minority and woman owned is where all WallGoldfinger Furniture is now made.
“I am excited to see WallGoldfinger furniture being produced in the Mark Richey Woodworking shop, and especially with the emphasis on green and sustainable manufacturing practices, such as our wind and solar power,” Ostler said. “This is an important aspect of the future of business, and I am happy that we are leading the way.”
Ostler, who is moving from his long-time home in Waterbury, Vt., to a new adventure in Exeter, N.H., will work out of the industry-leading Mark Richey Woodworking factory. Call Ostler at the factory at (978) 463-7229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To reach for the full sales team in Vermont and Massachusetts, email email@example.com or call (802) 278-5800.