April 29, 2019
Burovision, interior construction and furniture specialists, announced today that Gillian Oxley-Harper has joined Burovision as President and partner of Burovision Ottawa. Ms. Oxley-Harper brings a 30-year career in the contract furniture industry, holding senior roles at the Vice President and Director levels of three North American contract seating manufacturers. In 2013, Ms. Oxley-Haper founded Paradigm Shift, an Ottawa-based contract furniture agency. The new appointment reflects Burovision’s strategic plan to be a driving force in the creation, sourcing, and delivery of office environments where people love to work.
Ms. Oxley-Harper’s extensive experience with major seating manufacturers, including Allseating, resulted in successful partnerships with both independent sales representatives and dealer sellers across the Canadian and U.S. markets. Federal government sales were in excess of $35M over a 10-year period and standardization programs for major accounts were a solid representation of her ability to understand and meet long-term business objectives for customers.
At Paradigm Shift, Ms. Oxley-Harper built a brand recognized for its cohesive, curated collection of contract furniture lines, ancillary and architectural product solutions. Mc. Oxley-Harper is highly respected and recognized within the Ottawa market for her integrity, work ethic and ability to consistently solve real needs with creative approaches. Ms. Oxley-Harper’s strengths are complementary to the Burovision leadership team, with deep industry expertise and a keen focus on customer engagement and collaboration.
Mr. Oxley-Harper stated:
“I am honoured to join Burovision. This is the perfect time for me to become a member of this dynamic team. Leading this talented group of people is a role I enthusiastically embrace and I look forward to strengthening our brand and our position in the Ottawa market.”
Renzo Fraraccio, CEO of Burovision, stated: “With Ms. Oxley-Harper’s seasoned leadership and vitality, our Ottawa office will seize opportunities that will lead to continued growth in this market. This is a very exciting time for Burovision. We have wonderful people who are committed to delivering the very best for our customers and Ms. Oxley-Harper is a perfect fit for the team.”
A passionate supporter of her community, Ms. Oxley-Harper has served for eight years as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for the Rachel’s Kids Development Fund: a non-profit established in 2005 that provides a positive experience for a child suffering from a life-threatening or chronic illness. The organization has raised in excess of $2.5 million dollars over 13 years to help children locally and globally.
Burovision is a team of interior construction and contract furniture specialists. With offices in Montreal and Ottawa, the 28-year-old company has continuously partnered with clients who strive to create spaces where people love to work. Burovision leverages deep industry knowledge with skilled project execution to promote brand identity and internal work culture to help drive businesses forward. Committed to taking an active role in supporting local communities who support the academic growth of younger generations, Burovision launches their Get Inspired! program in 2009 which creates spaces where kids love to learn. In fiscal 2017 and 2018, Burovision was ranked as the top Canadian dealer for Knoll Inc.