meet our team

Our Showroom Sales Team is here for you and ready to help with all your decorative hardware needs!


George Ellis, Sales Director
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George Ellis, Sales Director

What's your favorite part about working at Berenson or in the industry?
I enjoy working at Berenson because we have a great team of talented people working to please our customers. Working with customers to select their personal choices out of our hardware offering is very gratifying.
 
Favorite part/product or finish?
I am a fan of Swagger and Domestic Bliss in Matte Black and Slate
 
Why are customers important to you?
Customers help us grow our product line, our way of doing business, and our way of life!
 
What's your go-to quote?
"Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you."  -Anonymous

Fun Fact
I have visited 48 of the 50 states.

Michele Thornton, National Account Manager
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Michele Thornton, National Account Manager

What's your favorite part about working at Berenson or in the industry?
Being connected to so many different, creative people. When I’m at a show or out on the road, it’s a rare day when I don’t hear or see something that somehow inspires in some way.

Favorite part/product or finish?
Hahaha, just one? No, sorry. My favorite finishes include Matte Black, Modern Brushed Gold & Polished Nickel. It’s incredible how a finish can transform the look of a part. Hearthstone in Matte Black is the perfect complement to white in any industrial or modern farmhouse look. Put the same pull in Polished Nickel against a high shine black lacquer and you have industrial contemporary. It’s just amazing to me.

Why are customers important to you?
Customers are the eyes and soul of our business. Every single one is different and brings a unique story to the table. Each one helps me understand better both individual and universal challenges faced in this industry, especially now during the pandemic. The resilience, resourcefulness, and support our customers and partners have exhibited during this time is positively remarkable.

What's your go-to quote?
"To thine own self be true."  -W. Shakespeare 


Nick Farina, National Account Manager
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Nick Farina, National Account Manager

What's your favorite part about working at Berenson or in the industry?
Every day is different. I have worked at jobs where my day to day would become monotonous and that is not the case here. I enjoy meeting new people and traveling, so getting to do that as a job is amazing. I’m newer to the industry, but it seems to be constantly growing.

Favorite part/product or finish?
I really like the way Slate has been trending lately and I hope that continues. We just added that finish in my favorite product, Swagger, and I believe I will be using this in my kitchen when I update it this winter!

Why are customers important to you?
I’m lucky to be in a position to travel the country and meet so many unique people. Every day presents a new opportunity to learn about their business and how our business can help them. I always look at it as a partnership. Their feedback is crucial for Berenson to stay up to date on market and industry trends.

What's your go-to quote?
"If you take the time to do a job, do it right."  -Anonymous

Fun Fact
I’ve been a Buffalo Bills Season Ticket holder since 2008.