The New Company will Provide Product & Technology Integration for the Workplace
Anthony P. Minite, President/GM
Santa Fe Springs, CA – May 7, 2013: Tangram Interiors has formed a new company called PARALLELTEK, a unified communications solutions provider. The company will be focused on network cabling, audiovisual and security systems. PARALLELTEK will be led by Anthony Minite, who has been named President and General Manager. The company was formed to meet the growing demand for products that communicate with smart office technology. End users, architects and designers will now benefit from having a complete workplace solution. PARALLELTEK has recruited industry veteran, Frank Gomez, formerly of Spinitar, to serve as Vice President of Operations.
The transformation in workplace culture and etiquette has allowed companies to revolutionize business operations.
Board Recognizes Leadership in Commercial Real Estate and Community Outreach
[Pasadena, CA – March 19, 2013] Asset Network for Education Worldwide (ANEW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Burkhardt, managing director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF), to its Board of Directors. As both a leader in sustainable practices in the commercial real estate field, and a valuable advocate for national non-profits and local charities regarding their real estate needs, Burkhardt’s appointment to the ANEW board is a natural choice.
“It’s an honor to be part of an organization that truly has found a way of ‘doing what’s right with what’s left’ regarding corporate surplus, and I look forward to working closely with Rose and the board members”, says Burkhardt.
In their collaborative relationship ANEW and NGKF enjoy the best of both worlds.
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2013) – The Board of Directors at Bentley Prince Street today announced the appointment of Ralph Grogan to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. Grogan brings more than 30 years of relevant experience in the carpet industry having served in senior management positions with several carpet manufacturers, including chief operating officer of Tandus Flooring. Grogan succeeds Anthony Minite, who stepped down as President and CEO of the company last week.
“We are fortunate to have someone of Ralph Grogan’s caliber and experience to lead Bentley Prince Street going forward,” said Mac Bridger, board member and interim CEO of Bentley Prince Street. “Anyone who has followed Ralph’s career knows he is the right person for this position and brings a successful track record of leading some of the top carpet brands in our industry.
Upcoming Episode Features Pilates Classes, Walking Club & Associate Success Stories
[City of Industry, CA – January 8, 2013] Bentley Prince Street, California’s largest commercial carpet manufacturer, will be featured in an episode of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” airing Monday, January 14 (8-10 p.m. ET). Season 14 of the hit reality show is challenging America to get healthy and Bentley Prince Street is being featured as a U.S. company that is getting it right when it comes to corporate wellness. In the episode, “The Biggest Loser” visits the company’s Los Angeles area carpet mill to showcase its Wellness Programs, which are designed to help associates live a healthier life.
Wellness programs include lunch-time Pilates & Yoga classes, daily walking club, associate weigh-ins, sponsored 5Ks, nutritional consulting, a 5,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art gym and two full-time trainers.
Company Previously Won in 2011 for So Vintage™
City of Industry, CA – [December 6, 2012] Bentley Prince Street’s newly launched Iconic Intensity has garnered the company an Ultron Doc Award for the second year in a row. Iconic Intensity is the next generation of Bentley Prince Street’s acclaimed product, Iconic™. Featuring a reimagined and progressive color line, Iconic Intensity represents a bold arrangement of stripes and textures. The annual award recognizes carpet mills for outstanding achievement in originality, color and texture combination, as well as usability. In addition to being this year’s recipient, Bentley Prince Street also won the 2011 Ultron Doc Award for So Vintage.
[City of Industry, CA – August 17, 2012] This year marks the sixth consecutive year that Bentley Prince Street has been honored as one of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles. Businesses were divided into three categories based on the size of the company: small (15-24 employees), medium (25-249 employees) and large (250 plus employees). Bentley Prince Street was a nominee in the large company category and was recognized for cultivating a culture of caring that emphasizes both people and the environment. The top 100 workplaces attended an awards luncheon on August 16 at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Los Angeles.
“We value each and every one of our associates and know that they are the secret to our success,” said Anthony Minite, president and CEO of Bentley Prince Street.
Customers Can Expect More Style & Diversity in all Market Segments
[City of Industry, CA – August 17, 2012] Today, Interface, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFSIA) announced that it has completed the previously announced transaction to sell its Bentley Prince Street subsidiary to President Anthony Minite, key members of the company’s management team and Dominus Capital, L.P., a private equity investment firm. Bentley Prince Street customers can expect to see more of the prominent style and performance they have come to value, as well as more product diversity.
According to Minite, “Our loyal customers can be confident that we are not changing who we are, in fact we are going to deliver even more of the products Bentley Prince Street has always been known for. As the rest of the marketplace competes for low cost positioning we will be focused on quality and style designed to outperform in all market segments.
Anthony P. Minite, president
[City of Industry, CA – July 25, 2012] The management team of Bentley Prince Street is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the company from its parent, Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ: IFSIA), and return the distinguished commercial carpet manufacturer to a privately-owned entity. The transaction is expected to close in the coming few weeks. Management, making the purchase together with Dominus Capital, a private equity investment firm, plans to capitalize on the company’s over-thirty-year history of designing award-winning commercial carpet products to expand its broadloom, carpet tile and area rug businesses worldwide. In the coming year, Bentley Prince Street will be increasing its efforts to meet industry demand for innovation and performance, while reinforcing its legacy of design excellence.
ANEW Founder to Participate in “Sustainability Without Boarders” Panel Discussion
Chicago, IL – [June 11, 2012] Rose Tourje, founder and president of Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. (ANEW), will be representing the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization at this year’s NeoCon World’s Trade Fair. The show runs June 11-13, 2012 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago and will shine a spotlight on the latest and greatest new products, while Tourje will be standing up for doing what’s right with what’s left®. There will be several opportunities for attendees to connect with Tourje and learn more about the important work ANEW does by transforming surplus into service.
Tourje will lead a panel discussion, “Sustainability Without Borders,” with John Peterson of Public Architecture and Tracy Backus of Teknion.
Board recognizes president of Bentley Prince Street’s Longtime Support and Business Acumen with Unanimous Decision
[Pasadena, CA – May 11, 2012] In a unanimous vote, the Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. (ANEW), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, board of directors selected Anthony Minite to serve as its next chairman. Minite also serves as president of Bentley Prince Street, California’s largest commercial carpet manufacturer and an industry leader in sustainability. His appointment as chairman of the ANEW board is a natural progression based on his dedication to ANEW and to Social Sustainability.
“I am proud of the work ANEW does every day to strengthen the environment and support underserved communities,” says Minite.