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In Memoriam: Jill Dewitt

In Memoriam: Jill Dewitt

Dec. 19, 1955-Oct. 30, 2018 Jill Dewitt, customer service manager for San Fernando, Calif.-based Abex, passed away on October 30 following a prolonged battle with cancer. “Jill was our go-to person,” says Robbie Blumenfeld, President, Abex Exhibit Systems.  “Jill knew...
In Memoriam: Michael Altobelli

In Memoriam: Michael Altobelli

April 11, 1957-Nov. 21, 2018 Michael “Alto” Altobelli entered the exhibit industry as an account executive in 1983 and was a part of the Chicago Exhibit Productions team as a vice president and partner from 1993 until his death. CEP is an integrated team of...
In Memoriam: Dennis James Oliva

In Memoriam: Dennis James Oliva

June 20, 1954-September 16, 2018 Dennis Oliva died unexpectedly on Sept. 16. He had worked for 25 years in tradeshow and exhibition-related jobs, including the job he held at the time of his passing, manager/business development for McRae Imaging in Mississauga,...
In Memoriam: Stanley Hyams

In Memoriam: Stanley Hyams

January 2, 1938-Dec. 5, 2017 Stanley Hyams, VP sales/senior account executive for Syma Systems Div. Art Guild Inc. for more than 22 years, and a past president of EDPA Systems Division, passed away on December 5 in New Jersey. He started as a carpenter in the...
In Memoriam: Philip H. Kemper, Jr.

In Memoriam: Philip H. Kemper, Jr.

May 22, 1929 – January 16, 2018 Trade show industry professional and long-time Exhibit City News columnist Philip H. Kemper Jr. passed away on January 16 at the age of 88. In 1977, the longtime Chicago resident founded Kemper Associates, recruiting experts for...
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