Suring, WI – Diversified Spaces announced today that National Sales Manager Julie Ryno is retiring on Jan 3., 2022, after a successful 23-year career with the company.
Over the last two decades, Ryno played an instrumental role in transforming Diversified into the thriving company it is today.
“Julie really took Diversified to the next level in building the transactional side of our business,” said Glenn Gustke, regional sales manager. “Her kindness, tireless work ethic and honesty have resulted in Julie being one of the most respected people in our industry. I’m glad I had the opportunity to work with her and wish her the very best as she enters retirement.”
“Julie started as my boss and then became my colleague, but most importantly, I gained a valued friendship,” said Kelly Fisher, marketing and brand manager. “She led by example, and her quiet leadership earned respect from everyone within Diversified and the industry. I will be sad to see her leave, but I’m excited to see what her next chapter entails.”
Her honesty, commitment and passion will forever be ingrained in Diversified’s core values.
“I’m grateful for my time at Diversified and the opportunities it has provided for my family and me,” said Ryno. “I always said that it’s easy to sell Diversified because I had a great organization behind me and while I got to accept the award, it’s the people in the plant and office that earned them. Our independent manufacturers reps have also done a tremendous job representing our company in a knowledgeable and professional way. There are a lot of people around me who have contributed to any success I may have had!”
Hired in September, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Tom Franta will assume the role of Ryno upon her retirement. Regional Sales Manager Glenn Gustke will continue to help lead Diversified Spaces.
About Diversified Spaces
Diversified Spaces does more than build educational furniture and casework. They create innovative spaces for schools and colleges to help educators inspire today’s learners. Whether a school needs a collaborative space for young scientists to experiment or an area for artists to create, Diversified Spaces has them covered. They also have the perfect combination of sizes, colors, finishes, and materials to give classrooms a fresh and modern look. The best part? All of their products are manufactured to tough SEFA standards. They also feature an earth-friendly, chemical-resistant UV finish—so schools know they’re getting top-quality furnishings when they choose Diversified Spaces.