The Regency Team
Regency, Inc. is about relationships and working with people you love and respect…Family members and hard-working Men and Women who become part of the unique, extended family that gives life to our company and help it grow and prosper.
This particular dream begins back in 1940, when Scott and Norma Summerville opened their own office products business. The formal legal document says nothing of the ideas and aspirations that led to such a giant step for a young couple. Times changed, and the company changed with it – first adding one of the areas first used office furniture showrooms, and becoming one of the first sources for mid-market furniture in Northeast Ohio.
Norma stepped down as president in 1987 and was succeeded by her son and the company’s current president, John “Skip” Summerville. It is Skip who saw a need in the office furniture market for a source of good quality products at an affordable price. Unable to find this source, he decided to become it. And by doing so, this family business entered Into another new chapter – Becoming Regency, Inc. – a Virtual manufacturer of, and YOUR complete source for office furniture.
We the workers of Regency Seating welcome you to our beautiful new site and encourage you to surf around and have fun!
President & CEO
John ‘Skip’ Summerville
Skip’s education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in BA-Finance graduating Cum Laude. While acting as President of Regency Seating Inc. today, Skips’ past includes Director of NOPA (National Office Products Association) and founding director of the NPA buying group. This eventually lead to his being Chairman of the IS Group buying cooperative, assuming responsibility for oversight and all strategic planning of the at the time 2.7 billion dollars in sales corporation.
VP & CFO
Aaron was educated at the University of Chicago, where in 2001 he received bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Music. He continued his studies part-time to obtain an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management from the Booth School of Business in 2005. Concurrently, he worked as a Manager with InfoWorks – the database marketing analytics arm of Rapp Collins Worldwide. In 2006 he joined Regency as the CFO. He is active with the South Akron Board of Trade, and is a founder of the SABOT Support Our Troops program. In his spare time he is a Den Leader for his son’s Cub Scout pack.
John’s education includes the coursework necessary to acquire an accounting degree. John acquired a dual major in industrial management. After 22 years with Capitol Supply of Cleveland Ohio, John Worked for Costigan’s in Akron, later acquired by Corporate Express, which is now the Business Interiors side of the Staples company. While at Corporate Express John was responsible for the general management and oversight of all inventory and purchasing for 3 distribution centers. John assumes full responsibility for Regency Seating’s inventory, purchasing and payables process.