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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.



October 01, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (October 1, 2014) — BioFit Engineered Products, a globally renowned manufacturer of award-winning ergonomic seating solutions, recently introduced Ron Buettner as regional sales manager and director of marketing. Mr. Buettner will lead BioFit sales initiatives in the central U.S. and oversee the company’s marketing efforts.

Mr. Buettner brings 20-plus years of sales and marketing experience to BioFit, including an extensive background in the ergonomic seating industry. He noted, “As an outside observer, it’s been amazing watching the evolution of BioFit over the past several years.  I look forward to helping set the course for one of today’s true innovators in the seating market.” Buettner most recently served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bevco Precision Manufacturing.

BioFit president Ed Metzger commented: “Ron’s industry knowledge and skillset will allow us to realize untapped opportunities in existing markets while forging new relationships. We’re also excited to have a recognized expert take the reins of our marketing communications as we aspire to the next level of success and beyond.”

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.



July 15, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (July 15, 2014)— BioFit Engineered Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of ergonomic seating and mobile folding tables, today announced the invention of a patent pending part that will extend the usable life of the company’s tables. Called the “adjustable torsion cap,” the component was designed to restore the original level of torsion to the lift-assistance devices of previously marketed tables.  Resetting the torsion level facilitates folding and unfolding, eliminating the need to replace the lift bars.

Foldable tables utilize assist devices to help move the table from an unfolded open position to a folded closed position. Such devices are necessary as particular models can be large and heavy, making it difficult to fold and unfold the table without them. Assistance devices can also provide some resistance during the unfolding process, preventing the overly rapid movement of the sections of the table as it is unfolded.  

When a table is folded into the storage position, there is little to no tension on the lift-assistance bars. However, when the table is unfolded for use, the legs rotate away from the table top, twisting the lift bars and creating torque. After years of folding and redeployment cycles, the bars can lose some lifting force. A decrease in lifting force is also prevalent in tables frequently left in the open position, which places tension on the lift-assistance device over the entire time the table is open.  Due to the weight of the tops of some table models, even a slight decrease in force can affect how easily the table can be lifted to the folded position and the speed at which it unfolds. BioFit discovered that the addition of an adjustment capability to the torsion cap design provided the ability to reestablish and maintain the original level of lift bar torque.  BioFit president Ed Metzger expanded on the benefit of the new part: “Moving forward, incorporating the adjustable torsion cap into our table design will eliminate an age-old issue with lift-assistance devices. The new cap will ensure the lift capability of tables through the life cycle of the product. This can enable customers to save money by prolonging the need to replace a table. Additionally, replacing original caps with the new adjustable cap will provide a cost effective way of refreshing the lift on older tables in the field.” 

BioFit will install the adjustable torsion cap on all new tables which use lift assistance bars. The company will also offer retrofitting on previously sold tables on a case-by-case basis. 

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. For more information, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



June 13, 2014

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CHICAGO (June 12, 2014)— The new MVMT™ ergonomic seating line from BioFit Engineered Products was recognized with two awards this week during NeoCon 2014, the contract furnishing industry’s largest annual show, in Chicago. In a juried competition sponsored by Contract magazine, the MVMT line was selected as a 2014 Best of NeoCon Innovation Award winner, while judges from Buildings magazine chose the seating line as a 2014 Product Innovations Merit Award winner in the Seating Options category. 

Developed by BioFit in collaboration with award-winning designer Bruce Fifield, of Studio Fifield, Milan, Italy, the MVMT line was created for use in the technology, laboratory, healthcare and industrial sectors, with crossover applications in the office market. It combines a unique aesthetic and intuitive user controls with the durability and technologically precise seating design for which BioFit is known. In response to receiving the awards, BioFit president Ed Metzger stated: “We’re extremely honored to be chosen from a field including entries from the best and most talented seating designers and manufacturers in the world. Bruce [Fifield] and our internal team set out to create a chair that would revolutionize the user experience with a look to enhance customers’ corporate image, and these awards certainly help validate our efforts.”

Celebrating its 25th year, the Best of NeoCon Awards by Contract magazine honor new commercial interiors products. These products are introduced to the market in 39 categories ranging from architectural products to workplace technologies. Nearly 50 jurors comprised of interior designers, architects, and facilities management professionals review approximately 325 products prior to the show. 

Buildings magazine’s 19th annual Product Innovations Award winners are selected from NeoCon participants exhibiting the latest products that enhance the efficiency and sustainability of commercial buildings. As a Merit Award second place winner, the BioFit MVMT line will be showcased in the September 2014 print issue and online version of Buildings

Located in Milan, Italy, Studio Fifield 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 eye ware, sporting goods, and more.

Download the MVMT BrochureDownload MVMT Awards Sheet

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. For more information, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



June 09, 2014

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CHICAGO, Illinois (June 9, 2014) — BioFit Engineered Products will introduce an innovative concept in workplace seating – adding movement to the ergonomics of the chair itself – with the rollout of its MVMT™  line today at NeoCon 2014 in Chicago. Developed in collaboration with award-winning designer Bruce Fifield, of Studio Fifield, Milan, Italy, the MVMT line represents an entirely new direction for BioFit from aesthetic and user experience perspectives. It was created for use in multiple work environments, including those in the technology, laboratory, healthcare and industrial sectors, with crossover applications in the office market anticipated.

“The MVMT line follows the heritage of BioFit: a highly durable and technologically precise seating design, specifically engineered for critical applications such as clean room, static control/ESD and laboratory settings,” explained BioFit president, Ed Metzger. He continued: “The MVMT differs significantly from an aesthetic standpoint, however. Until now, you could walk into nearly any lab and the seating looked dated – practically mid-twentieth century. BioFit and Studio Fifield realize that in addition to performance, appealing looks impact corporate image, encourage users and help attract top talent.” Bruce Fifield built on the importance of the emotional connection, adding: “A chair needs to look like it is going to do what it is meant to do. In today’s specialized fields and institutions of higher learning, it needs to perform with the user and look sophisticated.”

With three series of three models each, the MVMT line is available in over a dozen clean room and joint clean room/ESD performance packages and literally thousands of configurations. The line was developed to provide greater ergonomic functionality and increased range of motion in higher-than-desk-height situations while meeting BIFMA standards – all while looking good in the workplace. A highlight is a weight-activated control – meaning an individual user’s weight sets the tension, which alleviates resetting controls in multi-user/multi-shift workplaces. A BioFit exclusive, it is the first weight-activated control in a predominantly non-office work chair. Other features include a 2.5” seat slide, pneumatic seat height adjustment, micro-tension control, forward seat tilt and smooth forward backrest adjustment for up-close work such as microscopy and assembly, and synchronous back/seat movement at 5:1 ratio. Additionally, medium and tall configurations are geared toward office use to help address user issues with standing-height workstations.

Located in Milan, Italy, Studio Fifield 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 eye ware, sporting goods, and more.

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. To be among the first to experience the MVMT line, visit BioFit booth #7-8078 at NeoCon, June 9 – 11, 2014 in Chicago. For more information on BioFit, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.

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May 21, 2014

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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (May 16, 2014) — BioFit Engineered Products, a globally recognized manufacturer of ergonomic seating solutions, will feature products recently developed in collaboration with two renowned European furniture innovators at NeoCon 2014, June 9 – 11 in Chicago. Highlighting the BioFit exhibit will be the launch of the MVMT™ multipurpose ergonomic seating line, created in concert with Studio Fifield of Milan, Italy, and the latest models from the bimos by BioFit collection – built in partnership with Germany’s bimos – the continent’s top designer of specialized seating solutions. Additionally, BioFit president Ed Metzger will deliver several in-booth presentations beginning at 10 a.m. CT each day of the show on the direction of workplace seating and the company’s newest model.

Developed with award-winning designer Bruce Fifield, of Studio Fifield, Milan, Italy, the MVMT line represents an entirely new direction for BioFit from style and user experience perspectives. It was created for use in multiple work environments, including those in the technology, laboratory, healthcare and industrial sectors, with crossover applications in the office market anticipated. The series combines the BioFit tradition of long-term product durability and technical precision with the aesthetic vision of Fifield, resulting in an ergonomic seating alternative with intuitive functionality to enhance user range of motion and a look that complements the interior designs of today’s research, high tech and higher learning environments. 

The bimos by BioFit Collection combines design elements from bimos with the proven ergonomic performance of BioFit. This year’s NeoCon exhibit will feature the first three models of the collection – the futuristic Sintec chair with its removable seat and backrest pads; the swiveling Fin sit-stand for standing work; and, the newly released Trend multipurpose chair. The fourth and final model of the collection, the Unitec chair, is slated for release later in 2014. Both BioFit and bimos are synonymous with ergonomic seating solutions for a wide range of workplaces, from laboratories and healthcare facilities to educational environments, industrial settings and offices.

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 eye ware, sporting goods, and more.

bimos is Europe’s leading designer and manufacturer of specialized seating solutions. Headquartered in Germany, their corporate philosophy is based on combining the latest research and technology with traditional craftsmanship to provide seating that meets the specific needs of individual companies. As an Interstuhl brand, bimos is backed by decades of development and production experience.

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. Be among the first to experience the MVMT line and the latest from the bimos by BioFit Collection by visiting BioFit booth #7-8078 at NeoCon, June 9 – 11, 2014 in Chicago. For more information on BioFit, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.

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April 08, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (April 1, 2014) — BioFit Engineered Products, a globally recognized manufacturer of ergonomic seating solutions, announced today the launch of the Trend – the latest offering from its bimos by BioFit Collection™. Designed with versatility and comfort in mind, the Trend was developed for use in a variety of workplaces, including office, education, healthcare, laboratory and industrial environments. 

The Trend represents the third model in the collaborative bimos by BioFit collection, a series of seating solutions combining design innovation from German manufacturer bimos with the proven ergonomic performance of BioFit. The first two models from the line, the Sintec™ chair, featuring removable seat and backrest pads, and the Fin™ seating option for standing work, were released in 2013. The Trend is available in low, medium or high height ranges, and features a pneumatic control that is guaranteed for life, ensuring the optimal seat height for practically any worker and task at any time. Other standard ergonomic functionality includes an adjustable backrest; seat height, depth and tilt controls; casters or two-inch high glides; a polished aluminum “star” base and an adjustable-height foot ring on the medium- and high-height models. Cloth or vinyl upholstery options are offered, each available in black or blue, as well as black self-skinned urethane for harsher settings. 

“The Trend allows us to deliver a flexible, high performance and reliable ergonomic seating alternative to a wide cross section of markets, providing another opportunity to enhance life in the workplace and customers’ bottom lines through our design partnership with bimos and overall commitment to quality,” stated Ed Metzger, President of BioFit. Headquartered in Germany, bimos is Europe’s leading designer and manufacturer of specialized seating solutions. The company’s corporate philosophy is based on combining the latest research and technology with traditional craftsmanship to provide seating that meets the specific needs of individual companies. As an Interstuhl brand, bimos is backed by decades of development and production experience.

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer of LEED-compliant, ergonomic office chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, education, laboratory, industrial, technology and office environments. To experience the Trend firsthand, visit BioFit booth #7-8078 at NeoCon, June 9 – 11, 2014 in Chicago, or for more information visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



April 07, 2014

BioFit Engineered Products, a globally recognized manufacturer of ergonomic seating solutions, today introduced Daryl Hensley as regional sales manager. Mr. Hensley will spearhead BioFit sales initiatives in the eastern U.S., intensifying focus on core and prospective markets and strengthening channels for the company’s seating, table and workplace accessory lines.

Mr. Hensley brings over 30 years’ of industry experience to BioFit, most recently serving as regional sales manager with ErgoGenesis. “We’re thrilled to have a professional of Daryl’s caliber on board,” said Ed Metzger, President of BioFit. “He’s a great fit for our team and a proven winner whose background and market insight will be instrumental in taking our seasoned salesforce to the next level. Plus, the timing of his arrival couldn’t be better as we prepare to launch our latest innovative seating series.”

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.



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