BioFit News

October 30, 2015

BioFit Engineered Products, a globally recognized designer and manufacturer of ergonomic seating solutions, revealed major updates to its Foundation seating line this week. Changes affect nearly every model in the line and include four new base designs and two new caster styles for both conventional and specialized workplaces. The updates were implemented to provide a fresh look and enhanced safety features.

The BioFit Foundation line seating consists of chairs and stools for markets including healthcare, laboratory, education, office, industrial and technology. Models range from multipurpose task chairs and executive units to models for harsh environments to specialized facilities such as clean rooms. The new Foundation line bases come in four styles: cast aluminum, reinforced composite, polished wide aluminum, and tubular steel. They feature a high-profile look, offering a more contemporary, European-aesthetic compared to the components they replace. Additionally, the bases have a wider leg spread which results in greater stability, and subsequently, increased safety.

The new aluminum, wide aluminum and reinforced composite bases feature a proprietary T-shape construction, providing added strength and facilitating easier cleaning compared to their predecessors. The new tubular steel bases include an additional 1” in footring diameter, for a total of 21”. On models with larger seats, this is important in maintaining circulation to the lower legs of users.

Two new styles of casters include a hooded, dual-wheel resistance caster and a similar model designed for specialized use in electrostatic dissipative (ESD) applications. Both casters are designed to increase workplace safety, as chairs on which they are installed will not roll unless they are occupied.  Both styles are non-marring and are designed to complement the look of the new Foundation line bases. The high-profile bases and resistance casters are offered as standard equipment and are not subject to an upcharge.

Commenting on the base and caster upgrades, BioFit President Ed Metzger remarked: “We’re pleased to offer these innovations in an effort to not only improve the workplace experience, but to provide specifiers and interior designers with more impactful looking products.”

Ohio-based BioFit Engineered Products designs and manufacturers LEED-compliant ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified cafeteria tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, laboratory, technology, office, education and industrial environments as well as custom applications. BioFit strives to improve the workplace and learning experience through innovation, ergonomic performance and reliability. For more information, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



September 29, 2015

BioFit Engineered Products, a globally recognized manufacturer of ergonomic seating solutions, launched an online configurator this week for its recently released, award-winning MVMT line. The new “mychair” application bolsters the company’s current Build You Own Chair (BYOC) configurator and will enable BioFit website visitors to design MVMT models to meet their requirements.

BioFit was at the forefront of digital innovation within the seating industry ten years ago with the introduction of the BYOC – the field’s first online configurator – which features models from the BioFit Foundation seating line. With the mychair, the company now offers a more comprehensive builder with enhanced visualization capabilities and access to an assortment of support elements for its latest line – the MVMT.

Like the original BYOC, mychair allows visitors to select MVMT chair components based on workspace and performance needs and see how the resulting configurations would look in their specific environments. Once a MVMT model is configured, the visitor can request a quote online. Moreover, mychair offers a robust set of configuration-specific information and support tools such as instructional videos. On the launch, BioFit President Ed Metzger remarked: “Continual innovation has been one of our primary objectives over the past several years, and the MVMT mychair configurator brings BioFit full circle. A decade ago, we developed an online breakthrough with the BYOC that quickly became a trendsetter throughout the industry. Now, we’re offering customers an even more robust way to configure models from our new MVMT seating line – the chair contract furnishing leaders deemed most innovative at its own launch during NeoCon 2014.”

The BYOC permits users to configure hundreds of ergonomic chair configurations available through the BioFit Ship Now! quick-ship program, with users provided choices such as seats, backrests, arms, casters, metal finishes, upholsteries and more.  Resulting options include specialty models for clean room and static control applications, as well as designs for industrial, laboratory, educational, healthcare and office settings.

Ohio-based BioFit Engineered Products designs and manufacturers LEED-compliant ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified cafeteria tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, laboratory, technology, office, education and industrial environments as well as custom applications. BioFit strives to improve the workplace and learning experience through innovation, ergonomic performance and reliability. For more information, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



September 11, 2015

BioFit Engineered Products, a globally recognized manufacturer of award-winning ergonomic seating solutions, announced the hiring of a regional sales manager and two territory sales managers this month. The new additions will lead the company’s growth initiatives in the Eastern U.S. and Canada, Minnesota and the Dakotas, and Upstate New York, respectively.


Zak Young
Zak Young was named Eastern Region Sales Manager of BioFit. A native and resident of the Detroit area, Mr. Young brings over 13 years’ of sales and leadership experience to the organization, working in dealer sales with industry leaders Steelcase, Haworth and Knoll. He most recently served as National Director of Strategic Accounts for ErgoGenesis. When asked about his new role and the challenges to being successful in today’s market, he shared: “Anticipating how people will collaborate and work 5 to 10 years in the future and being prepared to meet their needs is the key.”


Lisa McGinnis
Lisa McGinnis joined BioFit as the Territory Sales Manager for Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. She is a native of the St. Paul area and worked on the dealer side of the industry for nearly 20 years with Target Commercial Interiors and Steelcase. Ms. McGinnis has a solid background in contract and education furnishings, and welcomes the opportunity to leverage this experience educating architects and designers on BioFit’s new MVMT seating line. Regarding the school market, she commented: “Education changes rapidly … I understand how teaching methods, pace of change and disruptions to the traditional model affect sales.”

Michael Walton was appointed as the BioFit Territory Sales Manager for Upstate New York, heading sales statewide with the exception of New York City metro area and Long Island. The Rochester, New York, native has over 12 years of sales, marketing and customer service experience.  Most recently, he was the workplace consultant for Merkel Donohue, a Steelcase dealer in Rochester. On his selection by BioFit, he stated: “I’m excited about the innovation behind this company and the opportunity to help bring the new MVMT line to market.”

On the new additions to the company’s salesforce, BioFit President Ed Metzger noted: “Zak, Lisa and Michael exhibit true passion, industry knowledge and strong leadership abilities, honed with some of the top manufacturers’ dealers in the industry. I’m confident each of them will play a major role in forging new inroads and relationships to help us reach our goals.”

Ohio-based BioFit Engineered Products designs and manufacturers LEED-compliant ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified cafeteria tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, laboratory, technology, office, education and industrial environments as well as custom applications. BioFit strives to improve the workplace and learning experience through innovation, ergonomic performance and reliability. For more information, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



June 15, 2015

CHICAGO (June 15, 2015) – BioFit Engineered Products, a globally recognized manufacturer of ergonomic seating solutions, introduced models from its two newest lines today at the opening of NeoCon 2015 in Chicago. Headlining the company’s exhibit are Pro series designs from the MVMT™ seating line, and the fifth and lead model of the bimos by BioFit™ Collection – the Neon. Other highlights of the exhibit include the Fin sit-stand – another model from the bimos collaboration, product demonstrations and presentations by BioFit President Ed Metzger on key differentiators of specialized workplace seating.

Unveiled at last year’s show, industry-newcomer MVMT seating garnered the Best of NeoCon 2014 Innovation Award. The line is comprised of two series – Pro and Tech, with BioFit showcasing configurations from the MVMT Pro series at this year’s event. MVMT seating was developed in collaboration with Studio Fifield of Milan, Italy, and created for use in the technology, laboratory, healthcare and industrial sectors, including critical environments such as clean rooms. The line combines technical precision and durability with a design aesthetic not normally associated with traditional laboratory and technical workspaces. The design features intuitive functionality that enhances user range of motion and what may be the first weight-activated control in a predominantly non-office chair. BioFit President Ed Metzger noted: “Critical performance seating is such a removal from the contract seating most people envision when you say ‘work chair.’ MVMT is engineered to address user range of motion intrinsic to tasks in the lab and tech sectors. It’s the culmination of in-depth observation, interviews and interaction with prototypes by top researchers, technicians, clinicians and other long-time users in these fields.”  In addition to winning the Best of NeoCon 2014 Innovation award, MVMT seating has subsequently been honored with other industry recognition over the past year.

The bimos by BioFit Collection melds original design from European seating leader bimos with the proven ergonomic tradition of BioFit. This morning, BioFit introduced the Neon – the fifth and flagship model of the line. Featuring a replaceable upholstery system, the Neon was developed for use in technology, laboratory, educational, healthcare, industrial, and office settings. Another model from the Collection is also on exhibit: the swiveling Fin sit-stand for tasks requiring prolonged periods of standing. The Fin allows users to redistribute their weight, taking up to 60% of the stress off of their legs and feet.

About Studio Fifield: Studio Fifield of Milan, Italy, helps business leaders recognize opportunities for innovation and identify breakthrough ideas that can be transformed into commercially successful solutions. Founded by Bruce Fifield, the company specializes in designing products used in the office environment, medical devices, high-end eyewear, sporting goods and more.

About bimos: bimos is Europe’s leading designer and manufacturer of specialized seating solutions. Headquartered in Germany, bimos combines the latest research and technology with traditional craftsmanship to provide seating that meets the specific needs of individual companies. An Interstuhl brand, bimos is backed by decades of development and production experience.

About BioFit: Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer of LEED-compliant, ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, education, laboratory, industrial, technology and office environments. Visit BioFit booth #7-8070 at NeoCon June 15 – 17, at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago to experience the MVMT Pro series and leading models from the bimos by BioFit Collection. For more information about BioFit, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



May 05, 2015

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (May 5, 2014) – BioFit Engineered Products, a globally recognized manufacturer of ergonomic seating solutions, will feature models from its two latest lines at NeoCon 2015, June 15 – 17, at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Headlining the company’s exhibit will be new Pro and Tech series chairs from the MVMT™ seating line, as well as the unveiling of the fifth model of the bimos by BioFit™ Collection. Additionally, BioFit president Ed Metzger will deliver in-booth presentations each day of the show on specialized workplace seating and demonstrations of the company’s new offerings.

Following up on the award-winning introduction of MVMT seating at NeoCon 2014, BioFit will showcase configurations from the MVMT Pro and Tech series at this year’s event. Developed in collaboration with Studio Fifield of Milan, Italy, the MVMT line was created for use in the technology, laboratory, healthcare and industrial sectors, including critical environments, and standing workstation applications in office settings. The line combines technical precision and durability with an appealing aesthetic. The result is an ergonomic seating alternative with intuitive functionality that enhances user range of motion, comfort and performance, and a look that complements today’s workplace interior designs. MVMT seating garnered the Best of NeoCon 2014 Innovation award and has subsequently been honored with other industry recognition over the past year.

The bimos by BioFit Collection melds original design from European seating leader bimos with the proven ergonomic tradition of BioFit. At this year’s show, BioFit will launch the fifth model of the line. Other designs from the collection include the Sintec chair with quick-change seat and backrest pads; the swiveling Fin sit-stand for standing work; the Trend multipurpose chair; and, the recently released Unitec task chair. BioFit and bimos share a common mission of developing seating solutions for a wide range of workplaces, including laboratories, medical facilities, technical centers and critical environments, factories, schools and universities, and offices.

About Studio Fifield: Studio Fifield of Milan, Italy, helps business leaders recognize opportunities for innovation and identify breakthrough ideas that can be transformed into commercially successful solutions. Founded by Bruce Fifield, the company specializes in designing products used in the office environment, medical devices, high-end eyewear, sporting goods and more.

About bimos: bimos is Europe’s leading designer and manufacturer of specialized seating solutions. Headquartered in Germany, bimos combines the latest research and technology with traditional craftsmanship to provide seating that meets the specific needs of individual companies. An Interstuhl brand, bimos is backed by decades of development and production experience.

About BioFit: Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer of LEED-compliant, ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, education, laboratory, industrial, technology and office environments. Visit BioFit booth #7-8070 at NeoCon to experience the MVMT line and the launch of the newest model of the bimos by BioFit Collection. For more information about BioFit, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



April 28, 2015

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (April 28, 2015) — BioFit Engineered Products, a globally
recognized manufacturer of award-winning ergonomic seating solutions, introduced Janine Marie Santoro today as territory sales manager for New York City and Long Island.

Ms. Santoro has an extensive background in contract furnishing sales and product development, including four years working at Allsteel and six years with industry leader Steelcase, where she served as a member of the company’s Strategic Workplace Assessment Team. She also has considerable dealer experience. On joining BioFit, she commented: “You want to represent something you can be proud of. BioFit has a great reputation for seating and tables that’s well known in the marketplace. The people here are consummate professionals and very passionate about their products and customer wellbeing.” Ms. Santoro is a New York City native and has lived in four of the five boroughs.

BioFit President Ed Metzger noted: “Janine brings a proven skill set honed with some of the major players in the industry. Combined with her innate familiarity with the New York metro area market, she will be instrumental in creating new inroads and relationships to help us reach us our goals.”

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products designs and manufactures LEED-compliant ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile folding tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, education, laboratory, industrial, technology, and office environments as well as custom applications. For more information, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



March 30, 2015

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (March 30, 2015) — BioFit Engineered Products, a globally recognized designer and manufacturer of ergonomic seating solutions, now offers bleachable fabric and vinyl upholstery options. The new upholsteries bolster the company’s existing selection for healthcare, laboratory, education and custom seating, providing disinfectable, green choices.

The BioFit bleachable upholsteries are manufactured by renowned textile purveyor CF Stinson. Six disinfectable patterns consisting of numerous colors are available. All feature antimicrobial properties and are GREENGUARD certified, with four patterns also offering fluid-barrier protection. They are all cleanable with a 10 or 20% bleach solution, depending on the pattern, or quaternary cleaner. Additionally, these upholsteries offer enhanced soil and stain resistance and are rated extremely durable – each meeting or exceeding 100,000 double-rubs in testing.

According to Ron Buettner, BioFit Director of Marketing & Regional Sales Manager, “The addition of bleachable upholsteries was a no-brainer during the recent freshening of our line. They enable us to provide a more advanced solution to meet the sanitation challenges faced in the healthcare and lab markets and beyond, and are in line with our commitment to offer our customers the best.”

About CF Stinson: As an independent, family owned business for three generations, CF Stinson purveys innovative textiles that exceed customer expectations for design, performance, service and sustainability. Headquartered in Rochester Hills, Michigan, the company operates showrooms in downtown Chicago and New York City.

About BioFit: Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer of LEED-compliant ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile folding tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, education, laboratory, industrial, technology, and office environments and custom applications. To request a brochure of our complete upholstery line or for more information about our products, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



February 19, 2015

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (February 19, 2015) — BioFit Engineered Products, a globally recognized purveyor of award-winning ergonomic seating solutions, recently announced the hiring of Edward Pisarski as regional sales manager. Mr. Pisarski will oversee BioFit sales initiatives in the eastern U.S. and Canada.  

A Minneapolis native and resident, Mr. Pisarski brings 25 years’ of industry sales and leadership experience to BioFit, most recently serving as national accounts manager for noted contract furnishing leader Herman Miller. “BioFit has a reputation among industry insiders as the best specialty seating manufacturer on the planet. Along with our team, I intend to give my best in carrying this standard forward as we continue to make new inroads and fulfill the expectations of new and long-time customers alike,” he stated.

BioFit president Ed Metzger shared: “Edward’s expertise and accomplishments gained with one of the giants of the furniture industry will be significant in establishing and strengthening relationships as well as providing the proven insight and leadership necessary for us to reach our growth objectives.”

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer of LEED-compliant ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile folding tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, education, laboratory, industrial, technology, and office environments. For more information, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



January 23, 2015


BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (January 21, 2015) — BioFit Engineered Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of ergonomic seating and mobile folding tables, kicked off 2015 with the introduction of an enhanced product sample program. The program allows existing and prospective customers to “test sit” select chairs and stools in their own workplaces for several days prior to making a purchase decision. 

The new BioFit sample program enables qualified customers and prospects to field test ergonomic seating specially designed for the workers and tasks in their respective industries, The company believes pre-sale product sampling allows customers to make a more informed purchase choice, potentially leading to a higher degree of satisfaction after the sale. BioFit offers seating solutions for the healthcare, laboratory, technology, education, industrial and office markets as well as custom applications. Sample products are available from nearly every seating product line, including models from the popular bimos by BioFit™ Collection, a collaborative initiative between BioFit and leading European seating manufacturer bimos. The collection consists of four models, headlined by the Sintec™ chair, which features removable and replaceable seat and backrest pads to accommodate diverse tastes and work settings, and the Fin™ sit-stand, for jobs requiring prolonged periods of standing. The Fin unit is characterized by intuitive functionality and a durable polyurethane seat mounted on an adjustable inclined pneumatic column. The design allows users to take up to 60 percent of the stress off of their legs and feet, potentially enhancing productivity and performance. Like most BioFit seating products, these models are available in multiple configurations and backed by a 13-year warranty. 

About bimos: Headquartered in Germany, bimos is Europe’s leading designer and manufacturer of specialized seating solutions. As an Interstuhl brand, bimos is backed by decades of development and production experience.

About BioFit: Based in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a globally recognized manufacturer of LEED-compliant, ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile tables, carts and accessories. For more details on BioFit’s product sample program and ergonomic workplace seating solutions, call 800.597.0246 or visit www.biofit.com.



October 27, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (October 27, 2014) — BioFit Engineered Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of ergonomic seating and mobile folding tables, will showcase flagship products of its education market furniture line this week at EDspaces 2014 in Tampa, Florida. Highlighting the BioFit exhibit will be the Afton II cafeteria table, featuring the company’s patent-pending “adjustable torsion cap” – an innovation created to extend the useful life of tables and help schools save money.

The Afton II table carries the distinctive S-shape of BioFit’s original Afton series, providing imaginative floor plan configuration options for school designers and specifiers seeking alternatives to traditional, geometrically shaped tables. Developed for cafeterias, food courts and break rooms, the unique ebb and flow design promotes user interaction and makes a bold aesthetic statement, complementing today’s trendiest school interiors while making efficient use of space.

A significant enhancement of the Afton II model compared to the original version is the addition of BioFit’s proprietary adjustable torsion cap. This component enables users to reset the torque level of the table’s lift assist device to the manufacturer’s original specifications, subsequently allowing schools to save money by prolonging the useful life of the table. The adjustable torsion capability is engineered to facilitate quick and seamless folding and unfolding through the useful life of the table. The Afton II model can easily be deployed, refolded and moved by one person. Like all BioFit tables, it is LEED® compliant for use in commercial interiors, GREENGUARD™ Gold certified and UL-listed.

Other BioFit products to be displayed and demonstrated at EDspaces include the multifunctional AdapTable™ convertible bench table and recently launched models from the bimos by BioFit™ collection. The collection is a collaborative initiative between BioFit and renowned German seating manufacturer Interstuhl.

EDspaces is an annual international tradeshow and conference for professionals who plan, design, build, equip and manage learning environments and educational campuses. This year’s show runs from October 28 – 31 at the Tampa Convention Center.

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer of LEED-compliant, ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile tables, carts and accessories for education, healthcare, laboratory, industrial, technology and office environments. To experience BioFit furnishings for the education market, featuring the Afton II table, visit BioFit booth 642 at EDspaces. For more information on BioFit, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



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