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Bowman Design Group president acquires full ownership

Lee Harrington, president of Bowman Design Group, a design firm specializing in custom tradeshow exhibits, museum and other interpretive exhibitions, events, and corporate briefing centers, has attained full ownership of the company from its founder, Tom Bowman.


Lee Harrington, owner and president, Bowman Design Group
Lee Harrington, owner and president, Bowman Design Group

Harrington, who has been president since 2011, will oversee creative and operational aspects of the company, while continuing to develop new business. The new owner has already shown his impact at Bowman Design Group, introducing a new branding campaign and website redesign, www.bowmandesigngroup.com.

Firm founder Tom Bowman is comfortable handing over the reins of his company to Harrington.

“Lee and I share the same priorities: client care, project execution and corporate values. I’m confident that Lee and the team will continue to provide the creative design and strategic thinking that are the hallmark of Bowman Design Group,” Bowman commented.

Bowman sold his firm to focus on sustainability projects beyond the exhibit and event industry, including developing sustainable corporate strategies, increasing public engagement and designing public communication campaigns. As the sustainability chair for the Exhibition Designers and Producers Association, he will continue to motivate and educate members of the tradeshow and exhibit industry to “go green” through his speaking engagements, his consulting work and his landmark book “The Green Edge.”

Under Harrington’s leadership, Bowman Design Group will continue to specialize in projects that demand creativity and inspiration to transform content into experiences in both the museum and corporate sectors.

“Sometimes it’s about content that needs to be sorted out in order to be digestible. Our clients’ audiences should walk away knowing or feeling something they didn’t know or feel in the moments before,” said Harrington.

Harrington cited the firm’s U.S.S. Arlington project, where Bowman Design Group installed a 9/11 Pentagon tribute museum aboard the active warship, as a memorial with an unexpected message that both moved and informed the visitor.

Bowman Design Group has won many awards for projects that make a powerful impression while serving their clients’ deeper goals.

“We approach every one of our designs – our spaces, our graphics, our displays, for a museum or a tradeshow booth or any other environment – by balancing all the elements on our client’s wish list,” said Harrington.

One such project involved increasing the size of a tradeshow booth and introducing elements to increase the dwell time of attendees, while preserving budget and reducing the exhibit’s environmental footprint.

For more information, visit www.bowmandesigngroup.com.


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