Bill started as the Haworth Market Manager in the early 80’s and is now President of Advanced Business Interiors. To date, he has held strong relationships with the A&D and construction community. ABI has had a strong presence in the Ottawa market due to the great relationships that have been developed over the years.
Dave Asselin is one of ABI's founding partners. He is currently enjoying his well deserved retirement, but always has time to stop by the office and say hello!
Joel DiBartolo is the Vice President and General Manager of ABI. He oversees the day to day functions of the company and overall operations of several core departments within ABI. He provides regular, hands-on management in addition to fulfilling an advisory role.
Jude Laurin was Vice President of Sales for just over 20 years in Ottawa. When ABI opened up a showroom in downtown Montreal, Jude decided to become a permanent resident in Quebec’s largest city. He is just a phone call away, and always provides his expert opinion when needed.
With his 30 plus years of experience, he is well versed in all aspects of the furniture industry. When he’s not too busy, you may find him socializing on the golf course.
Ian Spence was one of ABIs very first sales representatives. After almost 30 years in this role, Ian is now Sales Manager of ABI. With his years of experience, Ian will be supporting the new generation joining the ABI Team. With the knowledge and success that Ian brings, some of his responsibilities are: Training, mentoring and supporting the Sales Team.
Travis is currently Manager of Operations. He has been with the company for 19 years. He first started as an installer and worked his way through several positions within the Operations department. He has extensive knowledge of the office furniture industry, and is very well respected by his peers.
Olivar started at ABI as a Workspace Design Specialist and now leads the Architectural Interiors team. Olivar comes with a significant amount of knowledge of the construction industry, which makes him the perfect resource for any moveable wall or raised flooring project.
Morris joined the Team back in 2009. His decision to join us was guided as he knew ABI’s depth of product and level of service were in line with his philosophy that the customer deserves the best of these offerings.
Tina Bruce has a design background, and started with ABI in the early 1990s. In 1999, Tina moved over to the sales team and has worked together with many Commercial and Government clients. Tina truly loves collaborating with clients, and customer service always comes first.
Veronica’s 30 years of experience, make her one of ABI’s longest tenured employees. She has worked in several departments of ABI, from Reception to Customer Service Supervisor. In 2019, she made her way to the Sales Department as an Account Representative.
Shannon joined ABI in a sales role in Spring of 2019. Starting in sales at a young age, Shannon has learned the value of building relationships and enjoys helping clients bring their workspace ideas to life.
Sheila has 25 plus years of experience with the ABI team. Initially, she started as a Workspace Design Manager, and moved into a sales position 12 plus years ago. Her tremendous amount of knowledge in office planning makes her one of the upmost respected Sales Representative today.
Geraint Jones is an experienced Account Manager, with over 22 years of experience in the office furniture industry. Geraint has worked in our Sales Department for several years. Although he has evolved and grown, the one thing about Geraint that hasn’t changed is his sense of humor.
Veronique joined the ABI sales team in 2017 after starting her career in the lighting industry. With her design background, she was able to excel at a more rapid pace which helped her develop her expertise to aid clients with their workspace solution needs.
Steve has been with ABI for 20 plus years and has a vast knowledge on commercial furniture and architectural products. His current role is Project Manager for the Architectural Interiors team.
Fraser comes to ABI after spending several years in the residential and commercial furniture industry. His time spent working with a variety of global furniture manufacturers has given him a diverse understanding of the industry. When Fraser is not helping his clients furnish inspired spaces, he can usually be found working on his other passion - cycling the roads and bike trails of Ottawa/Gatineau.
Steve has been a part of the ABI team for 25 plus years. He has been very successful due to his extensive knowledge and work ethic. Steve has been serving some major federal departments for many years.
One thing that hasn’t changed for Ann, in her 15 plus years with ABI is her dynamic personality. Ann thrives best in a fast-paced working environment, and she focuses on positive results and client satisfaction.