WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1977, FCI is a versatile and robust go-to resource for workplace furniture and architectural solutions serving architects, interior designers, facilities management groups, and end-users.
FCI has grown to become one of North America's largest workplace furniture dealerships with five key locations across the country. We are an authorized Teknion dealer winning top recognition many times over. Additionally, we partner with over 200 other manufacturers.
Providing furniture and architectural solutions for some of the most world-renowned brands, corporations, and organizations, we procure the best-in-industry furniture solutions to suit each clients’ needs managing the full installation process through completion and thereafter fostering long-term relationships.
We coordinate planning, design, programming, installation, and on-going service for our clients efficiently and effectively. Our experienced professionals will work directly with you and listen to understand your unique workspace needs. We can ensure that your space will fit your brand, budget, and culture to help drive workplace efficiency and inspiration.
Owner and President
Michael Eble is the Owner and President of FCI. Mike has over 30 years of experience in the contract furniture industry. Beginning as a salesperson with Haworth, he achieved success quickly with his very first project of 400,000 sq ft for Building Services Employees International Union. Due to his fast growth, success, and determination while at Haworth he went on to open his first company, Corporate Environments Inc. In 2001 FCI Furniture Consultants was acquired and after a few years of remaining with Haworth, Mike established a deal with Teknion becoming the exclusive distributer in NYC and ultimately becoming the largest Teknion dealer in the U.S. During FCI’s tenure as an exclusive distributer, FCI was recognized by Teknion for their platinum sales awards ten years in a row. FCI still remains a leading dealership after 40 years.
Mike continues to move FCI forward, now operating five key locations around the country. He has forged a path to success, growth, and collaboration for the professionals working at FCI. He is known as an industry leader, developing relationships with the best brands in the marketplace. FCI now has over 200 manufacturer and vendor partners. FCI continues to grow at a rapid pace, creating inspiring and efficient work environments for some of the most world-renowned companies and brands.
Mike oversees FCI and is actively involved on a daily basis. Outside of FCI he enjoys spending time with his family.
Brian has extensive experience in the contract furniture industry, beginning his career at Herman Miller as a Design Consultant & Workplace Specialist. He then moved on to work for Steelcase as head of their Workplace Strategy team, helping develop and create spaces for customers focusing on workplace strategy, technology integration, and ergonomics.
Brian transitioned to the dealership side at Dancker, Sellew, and Douglas as VP of Sales responsible for sales and marketing. He then moved on to become President of TopdeQ, an international furniture group, selling online and through catalogues.
Prior to joining FCI, he was located in Florida helping rebuild the Steelcase dealership, Storr Office Furniture. Brian decided to move back to the New York City Area to be closer to family, taking a position as Vice President of Sales and New Business Development at BFI, a Herman Miller dealership. Here he oversaw the growth of the business and operational support.
Brian now oversees all FCI locations as the General Manager, ensuring that all business and client needs are being met.
Vice President of Operations
Jordan graduated from Penn State with a BS in Marketing and joined FCI shortly thereafter where he now has over 16 years experience in sales and operations within the contract furniture industry.
As VP of Operations at FCI he oversees all operations for all five FCI locations, appointing appropriate team members to projects based on scope, schedule, and expertise required. He directs all efforts of the project team internally. Some of his recent projects include Citigroup and TIAA.
Vice President of Sales, New York
Daniel has over 16 years sales experience. He specializes in developing long term relationships with key partners and clients. As VP of sales in our NYC office he is central to the sales and project team, overseeing the lifecycle of the project from day one to day two services.
Daniel works directly with manufacturers to negotiate all furniture requirements to fit within the client budget and ensures proper allocation of company resources. Some of his recent projects include Google, Morgan Stanley, and Bloomberg.
Vice President of Sales, New Jersey
Anthony has 30 years in the office furniture industry holding roles previously as an administrator, Project Manager, and Operations Manager. He currently is the VP of Sales overseeing our NJ location where he helps develop strategy in determining the smartest and most cost effective solutions to meet client needs. His team approach to every project is beyond what you see from most office furniture dealers and "put me to the test and let us earn your business motto" is true to who he is.
Outside of FCI, Anthony enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids. He dedicates his free time to coaching youth sports. Most recently, Anthony has had the privilege of coaching a football team for Autistic youth.
Vice President of Sales, Boston
Tim is an industry veteran with over 32 years in the commercial contract furniture industry. While on his co-op internship at Northeastern University in the 1980s he worked as an installer for one of Boston's largest dealerships where he gained first hand technical expertise. After graduating, Tim worked for one of the fastest growing dealerships, OENE, now Red Thread, as a sales consultant where he spent over 25 years. He was an early adopter of demountable walls and is still passionate about the use of architectural product solutions.
While managing some of Boston's largest accounts, Tim oversees the the Boston FCi office. His long-term vendor partnerships have helped grow the Boston office, driving profit year after year.
JOY LONGHINO TOKAR
Vice President of Sales, Florida
Joy has more than 20 years experience in sales, marketing, and design. After graduating with a degree in interior design, she worked with national clients including GE, The Sherwin Williams Company, MBNA, Forest City Enterprises, and The Cleveland Clinic. She then transitioned into sales and marketing with Shaw Industries as a Business Development Specialist covering Northeast Ohio, focusing on Fortune 500 companies.
She was Director of Marketing in South Florida with two prestigious organizations, Sotheby’s Real Estate and The Related Group. In 2000, after collaboration with Knoll on several Real Estate sales offices, Joy moved back into her professional efforts on commercial furniture sales. In March of 2013, she accepted a sales role with KI focusing on both demountable wall and furniture sales.
Joy joined the FCI team in November 2015, as Vice President of Sales in South Florida focusing her efforts on driving business with both local and national projects. She enjoys art, interior design, travel and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Erica has 15 years of industry experience beginning her career as a design assistant working with Miami Dade County. She started with space planning, finish selections, and project management for government projects. She then transitioned to the dealership side and has worked with major manufacturers including Haworth, Knoll, and Allsteel.
Prior to joining FCI, Erica was a Design Manager leading a team of designers developing design strategies and standards in order to develop design solutions for client projects.
As Design Director at FCI she oversees all designers in every location assigning the appropriate designer to projects. She also specifies and consults in space planning, furniture, and finish selections. She works directly with the design team and project team to ensure efficiency.
Erica attended art school and is a creative at heart still enjoying the arts in her free time. She loves spending time with her daughter and cycling on the weekends.
Maggie has expertise in community driven business and sales growth as a community manager prior to moving into marketing management. As a motivated, results-oriented marketing professional she has a background in market strategy, psychology, and research in addition to creating community, social media, and marketing departments from the ground up.
She has measured success in driving brand and company growth via community exposure and growing client relationships at large retail brands such as FAO Schwarz and Athleta/Gap Inc. to small tech start-ups. She has been acknowledged for her leadership as well as successful planning and execution of growth through brand awareness. Maggie is responsible for creating and executing FCI's marketing initiatives and strategy to continuously drive FCI forward as an already strong industry leader.
Prior to her marketing career Maggie was in behavioral neuroscience as a research scientist. She also has degrees in Art History and Psychology. She is a trained yoga teacher and enjoys spending time at home in Brooklyn with her two cats.