Trade Show Specialist - Contractor01/2012 to CurrentBASF CorporationFlorham Park, NJ
Lead the event marketing team in the planning and execution of over 200 trade shows and customer events, ranging in size from portable up to 8,000 square feet Coordinate projects between business units and two exhibit vendors by conducting periodic status calls with vendors and business unit representatives Work closely with the business unit leaders and Marketing Communications Managers of all divisions to develop project plans and production schedules to accomplish the pre-determined goals and objectives Build and manage budgets; collecting estimates from exhibit vendors and their service contractors and other suppliers, reconcile invoices and report final show costs back to business units Responsible for a web based event registration tool to capture a calendar of internal and external meetings/events as well as trade shows, resulting in a significant reduction in expenditure for the Marketing Communications Department Coordinate the creation of customized registration websites to capture information to manage housing accommodations, exhibit staff registration, uniform selection and meeting/show duty schedules Select booth space with input from the business unit, review, negotiate and approve all contracts for booth space selection along with hotel room blocks and event planning On site supervision during setup of the exhibit, ensure all services that have been ordered are delivered and conduct a pre-show meeting with exhibit staff Prepared a trade show Request for Information and a Request for Proposal, coordinated seven exhibit vendor presentations over two days and led a team of Marketing Communication Managers to identify and assist in the selection of an exhibit vendor that would meet BASF's strategic goals for Innovation, Sustainability and Profitable Organic Growth.
Design Consultant01/2007 to 01/2011US Kitchens and Baths, IncEast Hanover, NJ
Conduct in-depth showroom tours with homeowners providing them with detailed knowledge of all kitchen and bath products including cabinets, countertops, plumbing fixtures and accessories Create kitchen and bath designs that reflect client's needs, wants and personality with budgets that range from $20K to $90K Supervise and coordinate the installation of all aspects of complete remodel projects as the general contractor, coordinating installation schedules for demolition, insulation, sheetrock/spackling, ceramic tile, cabinet installation and countertop installation crews Develop accurate cost estimating to ensure company profit margins Manage multiple tasks at same time Proficient in 20 / 20 design software Problem solver.
Senior Account Manager01/1999 to 01/2007Impact Unlimited, IncDayton, NJ
Manage events and tradeshow exhibits for more than a dozen hi-tech and telecommunication clients.
Events range in size from 50 to 500 attendees and tradeshow exhibits range in size from 10' x 10' to over 90' x 120' Represent company executives in discussions and planning meetings with clients, vendors and internal departments, including structural and graphic design, engineering, production and accounting Develop key account relationships working with all levels of the client's corporation ranging from tradeshow managers to corporate executive management Prepare all direct reports including design briefs and production timelines, work orders, change orders and Develop proposals for new and existing clients.
Conduct periodic account reviews and provide strategic direction and vision to clients in order to maintain and grow the business Develop sales, forecasts and product pricing Supervise and coordinate the installation of trade show exhibits in convention centers and hotels both domestically and internationally by managing the setup and dismantle crew and other various trades, including electrical and rigging unions, show management and specialty contractors to meet and exceed the client's expectations.
Project Manager01/1998 to 01/1999Impact Unlimited, IncDayton, NJ
Estimate costs and material take offs to construct trade show exhibits based on designer's renderings.
Source vendors for cost effective construction of the exhibits.
Use Autocad software to assist with developing construction methods for building exhibits.
Established a manual to create a standardized post and beam exhibit structure.
Designer and Project Manager01/1996 to 01/1998F & B Architectural MillworkWashington, NJ
Create hand drafted designs of front entry units, mantle pieces, cabinets and all forms of residential architectural millwork including raised panels, doors and moldings.
Prepare purchase orders for materials for construction.
Conduct field surveys and on-site measurements to design and build from.
Kitchen Designer01/1994 to 01/1996US KitchensHackettstown, NJ
Use 20/20 software to design kitchens and bathrooms to homeowners specifications.
Oversee showroom and design vignettes for displays.
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Interior Design Business AdministrationCentenary CollegeHackettstown, NJPersonal and Professional Development CTSM Candidate (Certified Trade Show Marketer) Committee Chairperson and Pack Recruitment & Membership Chair (Volunteer) Cub Scout Pack 133, Mendham Wood Badge Candidate, Boy Scouts of America Interior Design Business Administration
Associates: Arts Liberal ArtsCentenary CollegeHackettstown, NJArts Liberal Arts ASID Student Member, Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ
Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America
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Companies Worked For:
US Kitchens and Baths, Inc
Impact Unlimited, Inc
F & B Architectural Millwork
Job Titles Held:
Trade Show Specialist - Contractor
Senior Account Manager
Designer and Project Manager
Bachelor of Fine Arts : Interior Design Business Administration Associates : Arts Liberal Arts
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