With an extensive background in the industry, Steve Pryor brings a new view to school furniture

Steve_PryorSteve Pryor brings a blend of perspectives to his new role as East Coast sales manager for Smith System. The East Coast region he oversees includes the dealer sales network in states that border the Atlantic coast, as well as the southeastern states of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Louisiana. Pryor is based in Florida.

While most of his school furniture experience lies in outside sales, Steve also spent time as a dealer and has worked with a number of architects and designers, which offers him an insider’s perspective on school furniture’s effect in the classroom.

“Steve’s knowledge of school furniture comes from nearly 20 years in the field and first-hand experiences from various roles in the industry,” said Molly Risdall Parnell, vice president of sales. “He understands the benefits of smart furniture design in the classroom, and how furniture can be applied individually and together.”

In his role, Steve will connect with the architect and design community to highlight how Smith System’s school furniture fits into current and future projects both functionally and aesthetically. He will also talk with school districts about enhancing 21st Century learning through Smith System’s collaborative and adaptive classroom furniture, and call on the Smith System dealer network.

In his free time, Steve can be found on the beaches near his home in St. Augustine, Fla., swimming, surfing or running with dog, Schroeder. He is married to Allison, and has two stepchildren, Jack and Emma.

Steve can be contacted at stevep@smithsystem.com or (972) 971-7109.