RJE welcomes new President for Columbus market

RJE welcomes new President for Columbus market

Workplace solutions provider introduces industry veteran Tarra Aufderheide as leader

 COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 27, 2019 – RJE, a regional provider of workplace solutions, has announced the hiring of Tarra Aufderheide, former Healthcare and Education Manager for Knoll, Inc., as the President of RJE’s Columbus business. With extensive experience in the contract furniture industry from both the manufacturer and dealer partner perspective, Aufderheide will be indispensable in driving RJE’s continued growth and success in the Arch City.

RJE CEO & Owner Denny Sponsel says Aufderheide’s leadership will be crucial in growing RJE’s brand and market presence in Columbus, as well as catering to their existing base of local customers.

“We are thrilled to have Tarra join the RJE leadership team and have extreme confidence that she will be instrumental in growing our Columbus-based business,” said Sponsel. “Her entrepreneurial spirit, wealth of industry knowledge and vast expertise gained through her time at Knoll is exactly what we need to achieve our goal in becoming Columbus’ premiere workplace solutions provider.”

A Columbus native, Aufderheide will focus on establishing RJE’s footprint in the area and continuing the longstanding relationship with core manufacturing partner, Knoll, Inc.

“I am thrilled to drive RJE’s brand and business in my own hometown,” said Aufderheide. “In my tenure at Knoll, I always loved partnering with RJE because they take a fanatical approach to providing each and every customer with an exceptional experience from concept to occupancy. My aim is to bring that level of commitment to the many organizations that call the Columbus area home.”

Aufderheide will work from the RJE Columbus showroom, which is located downtown at 234 N. 5th Street in the growing Warehouse District. The showroom is slated to open in July 2019.



About RJE 

RJE is a workplace consultant and full-service provider of interior construction and furniture solutions for commercial spaces. Since 1991, RJE has partnered with the leading manufacturers and design professionals in the industry to provide its clients with thoughtful solutions and spaces that are expertly catered to their unique needs. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., RJE also maintains showrooms in Fort Wayne, Ind., Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, Lexington and Louisville, Ky. Learn more at

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Katie Ellis, Marketing Director


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