Doug Herman

I was recently brought on to the Xybix team in August of 2014. Xybix has the coolest products (the customers love them!), the leadership is competitive and is very forward thinking, and I’m excited to help lead the sales team to new levels of success. I'm a competitive person who loves having fun with friends. I grew up in Nebraska (farm kid & a Husker!), I married when I was 20, worked for my father's company, and then moved to Waxahachie TX to go to college for a leadership degree (as a Youth Pastor). Later, I lived in Austin, TX then Denver, CO (in '88). I lost my wife and 2-yr old daughter in 1991, leaving me with my son. I later remarried (Stephanie) and we have 4 kids; Josh (29), Bri (20), Luc (17), and Kate (7 - our wonderful adopted daughter from China). I enjoy anything to do with water (scuba, fishing, skiing and swimming) and I love good stories (movies, series, or books). I enjoy home improvements and love to use my creative and problem-solving skills in a variety of sales, marketing, leadership, and business settings. I also love movies or mini-series (all Marvel movies and of course favorite movie of all time is “Tombstone”. My TV series favs are; Game of Thrones, Justified, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Dexter, Merlin, and Arrow)

Recent Posts

Learn 3 Things About Your Console in 3 Minutes

Posted by Doug Herman on Jan 28, 2021 7:38:08 AM

 

 

You know the 80/20 Rule? You wear 20% of your clothes 80% of the time. You see 20% of your friends 80% of the time. You use 20% of the tools at your disposal 80% of the time.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Accessories, Features, Brief Overview

Burn off Pandemic Pounds with a Desk Treadmill or Bike

Posted by Doug Herman on Jan 4, 2021 7:55:46 AM

 

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Topics: Employee Health, Accessories, Fun & Morale, Brief Overview

Remodel Your Radiology Reading Room During the Calm Before the Storm

Posted by Doug Herman on Sep 30, 2020 7:50:24 AM

 

 



A storm is brewing. An estimated 28 million people delayed elective surgery this year due to the pandemic. And as you know, elective doesn’t mean unnecessary. The backlog is brewing and you’ll want to be ready.

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Topics: Employee Health, Installation Information, Design, Features, Healthcare, Pricing, Detailed Overview, Pre-Planning

The Core Truth: Let’s Talk About Panel Systems (NEW VIDEO)

Posted by Doug Herman on May 12, 2020 3:23:01 PM

 

 

Panel Systems that Make Sense

When customers purchase console furniture, it often includes a discussion about panel systems. If you speak with a variety of vendors, you will certainly get a variety of panel solutions as well. I’ll share with you what is needed from panel systems (or “core systems”) so that you end up with the most efficient option.

Does Panel Size Matter?

Some manufacturers propose that the wider the core is, the more advantageous it will be, as you will be able to fit more cabling or computers within the core. That may be true. The benefit hinges on how you’re running power and data to your workstation and what access you need to those data lines or the computers.

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Topics: Features, Detailed Overview, Pre-Planning, Xybix vs. Competitors, Featuring a Video or Photo Gallery

Ergonomics & Your Health: Preventative Best Practices You Can Start Today (NEW VIDEO)

Posted by Doug Herman on May 11, 2020 11:30:51 AM

 

If I said, “Your employees need an ergonomically correct workplace," you may bristle. But if I said, "Your employees will be more comfortable and more productive, and they’ll likely complain less,” I’ll bet your ears just perked up.

Ergonomics is the critical component here. Not only is does it provide a workplace standard, but it also sends a message to your team that you care.

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Features, Brief Overview, Featuring a Video or Photo Gallery

Dispatch Furniture Design: Your very own personal Designer

Posted by Doug Herman on Jun 12, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Expand.jpgThe recent growth at Xybix has caused us to expand our design team, and we just recruited and hired another interior designer, which is much different than my pursuit of a sales professional!

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Topics: Design

Dispatch Furniture Bonds: Why Are They So Important?

Posted by Doug Herman on May 6, 2016 4:46:50 PM

Bonds.jpgYou’re about to launch a project to upgrade your center that includes a dispatch furniture purchase. When you meet with your committee or supervisor, what is the most common thing you’ll hear?  “For the amount of money we’re spending, we need furniture that will LAST.”

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Topics: Pricing

See The Light: Status Indicator Lights for 911 Comm Centers

Posted by Doug Herman on Oct 7, 2015 10:07:19 AM

Loud Noises in the Comm Center

(Newly Updated for 2021)

Every time you pop into Costco, Kroger or Target, you’re guided by a status indicator light. Which checkout lanes are open and which ones are waiting for that dreaded manager assistance? Which self-checkouts are open and available? Is the line for the fast lane shorter than self-checkout? (Admittedly, this has nothing to do with the lights, but it makes me happy when it happens because I don’t have to decipher the code for my donuts.) No doubt you figured out the meaning of these checkstand lights by the time you were 2.

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Topics: Features

Why Tour a Dispatch Furniture Manufacturing Facility? 

Posted by Doug Herman on Sep 14, 2015 9:31:27 AM

Xybix Manufacturing FacilityWhen it comes to purchasing dispatch furniture, there are many reasons why touring the manufacturing facility that you’re buying furniture from can be beneficial. Why should you take the time to do this? Why is it important to know how manufacturers build their furniture? Why is a plant visit a critical part of due diligence?

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Topics: Pricing, Dispatch

Do I need Divider Panels in the Comm Center?

Posted by Doug Herman on Jun 3, 2015 3:27:07 PM

WHY-

A question frequently asked is, "why do I need divider panels in my comm center?" and “what’s the value of having fabric on them?”  Well, I'd like to help clarify what exactly a divider panel is and give a fun example of how sound can influence your conversations and why it should be important to you.

Divider panels in an office environment are primarily designed to help dampen noise as it is reflected around a room. When people use the radios, phones or talk they project noise which can be a distraction to you if you are quietly working away at your position or workstation. Often times, you'll not even notice acoustic sound barriers, yet they play in import role.

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Topics: Features