Effective immediately, Dustin Benz, formerly iSpace’s chief operations officer, will serve as president. Benz will take over the role from founder, Joel Peterson, who will retain his active role as chief executive officer.
Peterson looks forward to Benz assuming this new role noting, “Over the past three years Dustin has been a member of the iSpace leadership team and has demonstrated a strong commitment to iSpace partners, team members, and core values. As founder and CEO, I’m 100% confident Dustin possesses the capabilities and leadership needed to execute on iSpace’s long-term strategic plan and next generation of growth. In his time at iSpace, he has been instrumental in our planned diversification strategy, completing several symbiotic acquisitions, and the integration of those companies into iSpace.”
Benz’s promotion at iSpace takes effect at a pivotal time as he leads our team of more than 75 employees through the design, planning, and build-out of our new headquarters and showroom at 3701 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis. The new 4th-floor space overlooks Cedar Lake and downtown Minneapolis and will be a working showcase of the architectural, furniture, and technology products iSpace specifies for customers worldwide. We expect to begin to transition much of our sales, design, project management, engineering and leadership team from its current Eden Prairie office into the new space at the end of October. Our current Eden Prairie location is also the site of our warehouse and will remain in operation.
Before joining iSpace as COO in 2019, Benz spent nearly eight years at AllOver Media, in Plymouth, MN – most recently as vice president of operations. This promotion for Benz builds on his knack for creating talented, successful teams.
“I’m so humbled and excited for this opportunity,” said Benz. “ iSpace is truly an amazing place to work. Our visionary and CEO Joel Peterson has built a company based on culture and its core values. I’m surrounded by a great group of people who care about each other and the partnerships we have built with our customers since Joel founded the business 29 years ago. I truly look forward to the continued success and evolution of our business for years to come.”
Benz and the iSpace team will welcome partners and customers into their new space starting in November and look forward to a spring grand opening coupled with the celebration of Peterson’s start in the industry 30 years ago.
iSpace Environments President Dustin Benz (left) and Founder and CEO Joel Peterson at our new 3701 Wayzata Blvd. headquarters.