(Temple, TX – June 6, 2022) Artcobell President Rick Parker announced today that Michael Doddridge will join the leadership team as Director, Business Development for the K-12 school furniture manufacturer. Doddridge joins Artcobell with more than 20 years in the commercial construction business, including many school projects. He has also been responsible for the procurement of furniture, fixtures, and equipment for schools and churches across the country. In his new role, he will be responsible for generating interest and support for the Artcobell brand with decision-makers and influencers in the educational furniture selection process.
This move marks Artcobell’s continued focus on working closely with the teams who are responsible for transforming educational spaces to meet the needs of current and future learning strategies. Doddridge will focus on building strategic relationships with schools and the architects and interior designers, project managers, and contractors they work with, connecting them to the broad range of resources and products that Artcobell offers.
“We look forward to having Michael join our team in a new, strategic role,” says Parker. "As the education landscape shifts dramatically and educational spaces play a significant role in transforming learning, we also need to focus on providing more than just product. We are developing resources that support a wider range of customers and influencers engaged in helping to make this shift."
Artcobell is a Temple, Texas-based furniture manufacturer supporting exclusively K-12 educational environments. Built on 60+ years of manufacturing experience and led by a team of seasoned pros, Artcobell provides tools and resources, as well as a broad line of seating, work surfaces, teacher solutions, and storage built to meet the demands of K-12 teachers and students.