Meet Our Liquidation Project Team

Our liquidation professionals can help with the removal of all types and brands of furniture for companies looking to redesign, upgrade or relocate their office space.

JOHN H. GALLEN, JR. – OWNER

JohnJohn Gallen is an entrepreneur with a proven track record of successful and honest business practices.  With a background in office furniture, John H. Gallen Jr. established EthoSource with the idea of providing pre-owned office furniture and liquidation services to businesses.  In 2001, John purchased his first inventory of office furniture and immediately began selling.  What began as a one-room office in Sinking Spring, PA quickly expanded to operations totaling 200,000 square feet.  EthoSource now has a manufacturing facility and two retail locations.

John’s mission for EthoSource is to provide pre-owned and new office furniture at significant cost savings while supporting customers with complete design, project management and furniture liquidation services.  The key to the company’s success has been to consistently exceed our customer’s expectations.

While he is now a business owner, John has not always been at the helm.  Though formally educated at Georgetown and Villanova Universities, he learned the business through hands-on experience with liquidations, project management and sales.  The “secret” to John’s success has been to maximize value for customers, create an environment heavily focused on providing unmatched customer service and project management and to consistently pay all vendors on time, as agreed.  His reputation in the business speaks for itself.

John is not only a successful business owner, but he also contributes a great deal to his community and charitable organizations, including…

  • Wyomissing Borough (Pennsylvania) – Finance Committee Chairman
  • Wyomissing Borough Councilman (Pennsylvania)
  • Caron Foundation Board Member
  • YMCA of Reading and Berks County Board Member
  • Greater Reading Economic Partnership Board Member
  • United Way Campaign Champion
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Organizer of Numerous Charity Events and Campaigns
  • Opportunity House (Berks County, PA) – Volunteer and Provider of Furniture Resources
  • Berks Women-In-Crisis – Volunteer and Provider of Furniture Resources

 

BLAKE BOTVIN – PROCUREMENT MANAGER
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Blake is a detail-oriented and pragmatic individual, applying these traits to every project he manages. He received a bachelor’s degree from Green Mountain College, and has since assumed a number of responsibilities providing him a broad range of experience as both a buyer and project manager. Approximately 5 years after graduating, Blake met John Gallen who convinced him that there is a career in the buying, selling, and re-manufacturing of “cubicles.”  Now, 17 years later, he continues to lead a successful career in the office furniture industry.

Throughout the years, Blake has filled the roles of Procurement Manager, Liquidation Specialist, and Wholesale and Retail Sales Manager. His experience includes a vast working knowledge of all brands and lines of both systems furniture and freestanding case-goods, such as seating, desks, filing and more. Blake’s primary goals at EthoSource include the constant search for pre-owned Herman Miller Ethospace inventories to purchase for stock, while maintaining the proper inventory levels for our 100,000 sq. ft. facility. Although this is no small task, Blake is also very involved with the purchase, project management and sales of furniture inventories on a nationwide scale.

 

MATT MINGES – PROJECT MANAGER

Matt_Glare Correction_crop for web w strokeMatt has a background in business administration and attended Buffalo State University as well as Alfred State College. He started working at Ethosource in 2015, and was responsible for incoming inventory and warehouse inventory. In October of 2016, John and Blake asked Matt to transition into Ethosource’s wholesale/liquidation department. John felt the project manager position would be a good fit for Matt.

Although Matt is relatively new to his position, he is thriving in the fast-paced environment and enjoys working through problems or road-blocks to get to the finished product. Matt says he enjoys the challenges and rewards of seeing projects through from start to finish. He looks forward to evolving and growing in his position. Matt values positivity and working together with coworkers. The sky is the limit!

 

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ETHOSOURCE PROJECT TEAM

John G. Gallen
EthoSource, LLC
180 Grace Blvd.
Morgantown, PA 19543
johng@ethosource.com
W: 610-286-1766
C: 610-334-6766

Matt Minges
180 Grace Blvd.
Morgantown, PA 19543
mattm@ethosource.com
W: 610-286-1766
C: 585-694-4708

Blake Botvin
180 Grace Blvd.
Morgantown, PA 19543
blakeb@ethosource.com
W: 610-286-1766
C: 610-207-6479