Meet Our New Team Members


Christopher Crisson has joined the COE team as our System Support Web Developer. He attended California University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in Computer Science. Before coming to COE, Chris was finishing up with his degree. A staffing agency, located in Uniontown, brought Chris and COE together, with the belief that he would be a great fit for our company. Chris is excited to help with COE’s online presence, and we are excited to see what he brings to the team.


Heather has joined COE as a part time Graphic Designer. Heather attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where she graduated in 2010 with a degree in graphic design. Before starting at COE part-time, she freelanced for our Marketing Department for two years, while working other jobs including Mark IV Office Supply & Printing, as their main in-house designer, as a co-designer and publisher at Ad-Star Printing, and behind the Customer Service Desk at Shop N’ Save, where she still currently works. Coming to COE as a part-time team member, Heather is excited to work within her field again, where she can see her talents being put to good use. She is happy to be surrounded by supportive people, that want her to succeed both at work and in life.


Facility Manager Ro Lynch has joined the COE team to head up our Houston Facility. Ro comes to COE with nearly 10 years of warehouse experience, most recently working for The Dump Furniture Outlet as an Operations Manager. Ro has also held similar positions at Walmart, Stewart & Stevenson and DB Schenker.

Showcasing her a true COE spirit of Humble, Hungry & Smart Ro said ” I’m excited about the opportunity of being a part of a growing family-oriented team, and with assisting in the growth that is already in motion. The sky isn’t the limit; the mind is!.. Myself, mixed with some humble, hungry and smart team members, are ready to leave our COE mark here in Houston!”


Joe Mathieu comes to COE with 30 years of National sales experience in the office furniture manufacturing industry, most recently working for Compel Office Furniture as the Vice President for Sales. Before that, he has held similar positions at iDesk/Cherryman Industries, AICO Office Systems, Faustino’s Chair Factory, Continental Desk, and M&J Desk. No matter where Mathieu has worked, his objective has always been to represent a furniture manufacturer “that values honesty and hard work, rewards personal ability and effort, and is committed to utilizing all of their resources to being the best they can be.” His objectives line up perfectly with COE’s values and vision of being the most successful and respected furniture source in America.

“Joe embodies the characteristics we specifically look for in all new hires – Humble, Hungry and Smart,” J.D. Ewing, President and CEO of COE Distributing states. “When combined with his in-channel experience and overall skill set, Joe was the clear choice to become COE’s First National Sales Manager.”