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The Mat-A-Door® is an exclusive of Office Moving Systems, Inc., manufacturers and distributors of highly specialized office moving products and equipment since 1987. It was invented by Ed Katz.

When Katz founded Peachtree Movers in Atlanta, GA in 1976, he moved furniture like all the rest and heard the same complaints. Moving means packing and unpacking and everyone hates it, productivity comes to a standstill, and furniture and buildings get damaged. Katz took complaints seriously and began developing methods and tools to eliminate or minimize them.

To minimize disruption, he developed the Spider Crane® and Space Gobblers™ and the "boxless" move® was born. To minimize damage, Katz devised Comp-U-Wraps® for sensitive electronic equipment and The Mat-A-Door® and DENTPrevent® to protect building surfaces. All give companies planning a move a green-tech option never before available.

As a first-time author, Katz received Distinguished Author of the Year from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) in 1999 for Commercial Relocation: A Comprehensive Guide for Industry Professionals & Service Buyers. In 2000, he produced Moving Computers, a self-paced, multimedia training CD. Move Your Business (Without Becoming A Moving Target) was published in 2004, and in 2008 Katz released the updated second edition of Office Moving for Movers.

Ed Katz is changing the way businesses move. His methods, techniques, and inventions have all been featured in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal. His innovations have brought him international recognition and the unofficial title of guru of office moves.

For all his success and achievements in business, as an inventor, and author, Ed Katz is most passionate about teaching. His training programs and seminars offered through the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®), the world's only university of office moving, help companies develop or improve their commercial moving business. In early 2008, IOMI® proudly partnered with Georgia Highlands College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, to award Continuing Education Units for Certified Office Mover® and Certified Project Manager® training.

Katz' Office Moving Resource Center is dedicated to educating consumers and elevating the perceived image of the moving industry, and since 1997 has been the online storefront for Office Moving Systems, Inc.

Ed Katz, Mat-A-Door® Inventor

A natural behind the podium, Katz receives rave reviews as keynote speaker, guest lecturer, and training instructor for his fresh enthusiasm and his ability to motivate and inspire an audience. Despite what would seem to be a painfully dry subject, for tens of thousands of industry professionals, a session with Ed Katz has been a truly unforgettable experience.

Katz holds a master's degree in urban renewal and city planning from the University of Pittsburgh, and spent four years as a Wall Street stock broker and investment counselor before moving to Atlanta to sell commercial real estate. It was the horror stories of office building managers that introduced him to office moving.