In 1989 the mother/daughter team of Jaye Congleton and Rebecca Congleton Boenigk recognized an opportunity to manufacture and distribute Dr. Jerome Congleton's concept for the Neutral Posture chair. Congleton's ground-breaking research on a seating system that would support the neutral body posture, discovered by NASA, was the cumulative result of both a distinguished U.S. Air Force career (213 Combat Missions) and a subsequent career in Industrial Engineering and Safety. With his daughter, Rebecca, serving as his research assistant, Congleton developed the seating system of pressure-reducing contours and custom-fitting adjustments that would serve as the basis for the Neutral Posture seating design concept.
Years later, working from their garage, Rebecca and Jaye were able to raise enough working capital to start Neutral Posture, Inc. Surviving by hard work and word-of-mouth advertising, they instituted a generous policy of providing demonstration models to any customer - a philosophy that still exists today. Neutral Posture is now an international company with numerous award-winning patented products and the personnel to match. Neutral Posture has become a highly imitated and respected leader in adjustable office and industrial seating products of all kinds. As the only certified Women's Business Enterprise in seating, Neutral Posture has rewritten the rules of quality, customer service and value with the most exceptional product offering in the furniture industry. From ergonomic niche products to state-of-the-art mid-market products, Neutral Posture is the new corporate seating standard for ergonomic-conscious employers and organizations throughout North America.