Paragon Furniture President Mark Hubbard Elected Chairman of the Equipment Manufacturers Council

July 27, 2017


ARLINGTON, Texas – July 27, 2017 – Paragon Furniture, Inc., manufacturer of K-12 educational furniture that sets the pace and place for learning, today announced that its company President Mark Hubbard was recently elected Chairman of The Equipment Manufacturers Council, a leadership group of the Education Market Association (EDmarket), the trade association representing the K-12 educational products industry.

The Equipment Manufacturer’s Council’s primary responsibilities are to generate ideas for new products and services; oversee program effectiveness to sustain quality; mentor new members and new trade show attendees; hare views on issues affecting the industry; and identify future leaders. Elected by fellow council members, Hubbard is currently serving the third year of his term.

“Paragon Furniture has been an EDmarket member since 1985 and an active supporter of the industry,” explained Jim McGarry, President/CEO of EDmarket. “Mark’s knowledge of the industry and his key relationships within the dealer, supplier, and architect community are instrumental in moving EDmarket in new directions.”

Paragon Furniture President Mark Hubbard explained, “Our role is to provide our members with the right combination of quality information they need to stay competitive in the quickly shifting K-12 educational products marketplace. I look forward to working with members to provide the research, training, and tools they need to grow and advance their businesses while they actively participate in the success of our industry.”

About The Education Market Association

The Education Market Association (EDmarket) connects people who want to succeed in the education market by providing events, resources and leadership to those who serve education. For more information, visit

About Paragon Furniture, Inc.

Since 1985, Paragon Furniture Inc., headquartered in Arlington, Texas, has set the pace and place for learning through the creation of high quality, affordable, eco-friendly furniture for use throughout entire K-12 educational environments. Paragon Furniture builds stronger communities by making schools safe, comfortable, active, and inspirational. Paragon knows that learning doesn’t just happen I the classroom – it can happen anywhere. For this reason, Paragon furniture products come in a variety of sizes to fit every educational space and every grade. Paragon’s entire product portfolio is mobile, reconfigurable, collaborative, and customizable to enhance learning, allowing teachers to engage students and students to become more engaged in their future.

Paragon Furniture is passionate about its customers and helping them achieve success through the use of comfortable, sustainable furniture products. For more information about Paragon Furniture, go to, or call (800) 451-8546.

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