2018: Following the sad passing of OP industry veteran and founder of US dealer group Office Partners, Jim Hebert, his son Matthew has taken on the CEO mantle. It’s been a very difficult year for Jim and first and foremost, he is very grateful to all of Office Partners’ vendors and dealers for their support during that time.
The group has been in business for 20 years and this year signed an agreement with jan/san buying group TUG which gives its dealers the opportunity to buy off TUG’s programmes. Office Partners this year has been in expansion mode, adding new members and also looking outside the traditional OP industry for different types of vendor that can help its dealers.
Diane Hebert (Jim’s wife) now runs the GSA Furniture side of the business and this continues to grow. Office Partners’ new catalogue, meanwhile, now has videos and interactive pages that talk about the products on offer so that customers can make a more informed buying decision.