Recipe for Success with Guest Andrew Koenig, City Furniture
With the changing work environment, Junior Achievement of South Florida's Recipe for Success podcast show has evolved to a virtual, interactive interview session with President and CEO Laurie Sallarulo and various guests. Learn more about these top professionals' main ingredient in their recipe of professional and personal success.
Lets's get cooking! This episode welcomes Andrew Koenig, President of CIty Furniture. Andrew graduated with degrees in Finance and Accounting from Elon University in 2005 and received his MBA in Entrepreneurship from Nova Southeastern University – Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Andrew began his full-time career with City Furniture in January 2006 in the Receiving Department unloading furniture on containers, and has worked his way up through the company and in almost all divisions of the company. He spent a significant time streamlining the Operations Department in the first 8 years of his career to become one of the industry’s best.
Currently, Andrew is serving as President of City Furniture, overseeing all departments of the business. Shortly before joining City Furniture, Andrew studied Lean Philosophy at Toyota’s headquarters in Toyota City, Japan. After learning from Toyota and other Lean companies in the United States and abroad, Andrew introduced Lean Thinking to City Furniture in 2007. Ever since, City Furniture has been on a Lean Journey to create a culture of mutual trust and respect, teamwork and a deep sense of urgency to continuously improve.
Since the implementation of Lean, the company has seen many major breakthroughs in turnover reduction, operational process improvement, customer experience, safety, associate satisfaction, strategic planning, financial success and much more. The journey is never over and Andrew & Sr. Team are working very hard to implement Lean Thinking throughout the company which is now been renamed as “The City Furniture Operating System (CFOS).”
Andrew is extremely lucky to have 1 amazing wife Deana (who he met during his MBA) and 3 beautiful kids (Aaron 3, Daya 2, & Christian 1). Andrew is the son of Keith Koenig & nephew to Kevin Koenig, the founders of Waterbed City in 1971 which ultimately converted to City Furniture in 1994. Andrew currently serves as the Vice Chair on Junior Achievement's Board of Directors.
For more information about City Furniture, visit: https://www.cityfurniture.com/
For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org
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