Member Spotlight_Aaron Winkler

Name: Aaron Winkler

Membership Type: Vendor (since 2013)

City Center: Milwaukee

Company/ Location/ Position: Brothers Business Interiors/ Milwaukee, WI/ Sales Executive

Aaron’s journey with Brothers began in 2005 when he started with the company as a furniture installer. After a few years in the field as a crew member, he moved into field leadership handling installations for Coakley Brothers Installation teams at many of their clients, large and small. His technical understanding for how furniture worked, and his drive to understand the design process from a higher level led him to begin schooling in architecture and design. As a furniture vendor, Aaron is not a designer, but works with them as a support system with knowledge of products and how they can work to make designers visions come to life. During implementation of projects Aaron is responsible for making certain that implementation is a smooth process for everyone involved. He joined IIDA in order to not only further his own personal business through relationships, but to learn more about the design industry as a whole and has found it to be a very interesting and gratifying experience thus far.

Favorite IIDA event: Strut. Any excuse to dress up and enjoy a night out is right up my alley.

Favorite area restaurant: Vanguard in Bay View because they have great food and the best shows ever on the TV.

Hobbies: I love being outside. In the summers I camp and hike with my family. In the winters I can be found ice skating, skiing or snowboarding.