Exceptional in every sense.
Our core belief that diversity inspires the best collaboration is reflected in our leadership. By carefully assembling our team, we are able to provide a wide range of expertise and offer unique perspectives for customers' workspace needs.
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Connie Goins Owner, CEO
Connie has been a financial professional for over 30 years. She joined APG (known then as Alexander Patterson Group) as Executive VP of Finance, Operations, and Human Resources, gaining extensive experience in the operations of a contract furniture dealership. In 2009, she assumed 100% shares of Alexander Patterson Group and purchased Herman Miller dealerships in Memphis, TN, and Akron, OH, forming APG Office Furnishings, Inc.
Terry Goins Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Terry has fostered a culture that inspires operational excellence from all members of the APG team. His extensive financial and operational background and experience gained working with various companies provides him a unique perspective on business enterprise and management.
Since 2005, Terry has served on the Dealer Steering Council for Herman Miller.
Jeff Schultz Sr. Vice President of Sales, Corporate
Jeff has worked in the interiors and furniture industry since 1990. He joined APG as an Account Manager, quickly moving to a sales management position, then to Vice President and General Manager for the Dayton office. In his current role, Jeff oversees all sales operations for the company. He is also very involved in the sales leadership activities within the Herman Miller Certified Dealer Network.
John Kilmore Vice President of Finance and Operations, Corporate
John has been part of the Information Technology and Accounting fields since 2002. His career began in IT, followed by a few years' work in audit and tax with a local accounting firm, then to a role as Accounting Director for a promotional services company. John is focused on making APG a premium partner for our customers as well as a place for employees to thrive.
Lisa Gugino Vice President of Engineered Solutions
As the Vice President of Engineered solutions, Lisa leads the MAARS Living Walls division of APG, supporting this premier product from ideation through installation and beyond. Her expertise in interior design, project management, construction, and operations set her apart as an agile partner for engineered wall solutions.
Paul Johanni Vice President of Sales, Cleveland
Paul has had various roles in Design and Operations Management since 1987. He leverages this industry experience as a facility manager, VP of Dealer Operations, and Chief Operating Officer to assist clients in solving complex projects. Extensive experience in managing large projects, along with his diverse background, provides our clients a unique, customer-based perspective. He leads our sales team in Northeast Ohio with passion and energy, focused on exceeding our customers’ expectations.
Kevin Hoy Vice President of Healthcare, Cleveland
Kevin is charged with leading a team of Healthcare sales professionals to provide quality product and design solutions across the entire continuum of care for the northeast Ohio healthcare market. He has been providing excellent service and product solutions to the North East Ohio Healthcare market since 1989, working at various specialty furniture dealerships in the Cleveland area. His team is uniquely qualified to help healthcare professionals deliver positive patient outcomes in this highly competitive market.
Mike Derkacs Sales Manager, Akron
Mike has worked professionally in the office furnishings industry since 1997. With extensive experience on large projects for high-profile customers, his breadth of knowledge makes him a valuable partner for his clients. As a team leader, Mike encourages collaboration and facilitates communication across multiple teams. By fostering an environment where everyone takes responsibility for a well-executed project, a truly responsive team develops to meet customer needs.
Kevin Washington Vice President of Sales, Dayton
Kevin has excelled in sales and management since 1998. Prior to joining APG, he served in many capacities within the industry including Operations Manager, Project Manager, and as an Account Manager. An unwavering commitment to excellence provides the foundation for his leadership skills, and paired with his diverse background, makes him a strong partner for APG customers. Kevin is an insightful resource for his team as well as an active member of the community.
Don Roberts Vice President of Sales, Cincinnati
Don has worked in sales leadership roles since 1996. With a focus on creating customized solutions for client needs, he brings extensive experience in listening to and understanding customer needs in order to build long-term partnerships. Excellence at every level is a hallmark of Don’s work ethic. By promoting an atmosphere that fosters growth within the team, APG is better able to provide environments that facilitate growth for customers.
Christy Gelm Director of Healthcare, Dayton
Christy has been part of the Design industry since 2000. Her design experience started in a small architectural firm during her co-op experience in college. After being introduced to the healthcare market, Christy wanted to focus full-time on helping local hospitals streamline their processes through efficient design using furniture and equipment. Her expertise allows her to help develop environments that promote faster healing for the patients and create happier work environments for the employees.
Debra Burton Director of First Impressions, Corporate
APG believes in making a good first impression which most often starts with a phone call answered by Debra. Her cheerful greeting and ability to assess and direct our clients creates a welcoming experience. Debra's expertise in managing the little details in addition to managing a major endeavor is what keeps APG running smoothly.
Elaina Jarvis Design Director, Corporate
Elaina offers extensive experience with design and project management experience in both Corporate and Healthcare environments. She has had extensive Healthcare training with Herman Miller and became a Certified Product Application Specialist in 1996. As Design Director, Elaina oversees the process, production deliverables, creativity and staffing needs for all APG locations. Understanding what is required to meet the changing demands of our clients and how to best integrate the solutions Herman Miller has to offer to meet those needs now and in the future, is a key part of her role.
Sarah Smallwood Product Application Specialist, Corporate
Sarah has been with APG since 2006, and is an integral part of the product selection process. Her experience with projects for Corporate, Higher Education and Healthcare Facilities has provided her with valuable insights to help APG teams develop innovative, value-added solutions for their clients.
Jen Crofoot Marketing Coordinator, Corporate
Jen has been working in the Graphic Design and Marketing fields since 1996. With skills in photography, layout, and copywriting, she acts as a resource for the sales and business development teams in all five of our locations, and oversees APG's online presence. She is proud to be part of a hardworking team that is focused on finding the best, most-appropriate, and well-designed products for their customers.