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EDPA Southern California Appoints New Board and Announces Chapman University Exhibit Design Class

The Southern California Chapter of Exhibit Designer and Producer Association (EDPA SoCal) recently elected its new Board.

steve-richesNewly elected President is Steve Riches (at right), Principal of Laguna Displays. Prior to forming Laguna Displays in 2012, Steve worked in sales and management roles in the industry, starting in 1991 with Nth Degree.

“I am excited to be part of the growth of EDPA SoCal and the launch of our exhibit design class at Chapman University, which will be taught by our own newly elected chapter Vice President Doug Young (below left),” said Riches.

doug-youngChapman University has asked Doug to teach an exhibit design class in spring 2017. This invitation follows the successful exhibit design project spearheaded by Doug and Steve this past year.  The class will be taught to graphics and packaging majors, with the goal of introducing them to 3D Environmental/Exhibit Design. Along with cultivating a new design discipline with his students, Doug will teach them the tools they will need to seriously consider exhibit design as a viable career choice.

“I’m eager to introduce the world of exhibit design to a group of talented young students. This has been a great industry to work in and I’m excited to share it,” said Doug. In addition to teaching this class, Doug will also moderate a Chapman University design symposium this coming spring with a panel of industry professionals, including Steve. Stay tuned for further details.

The 2016-2017 Board Members are:

  • Steve Riches, Laguna Displays, President
  • Doug Young, InternetLink Corp., Vice President
  • Adam Bendig, Muse Presentation Technologies, Secretary
  • Boi Smit, Cees Smit, Inc., Treasurer
  • Ed Rooney, Champion Logistics
  • Kevin Nute, CORT
  • Scott Sokol, Coastal International
  • Vince Battaglia, Octanorm USA

Achapman-universitybout Chapman University

Founded in 1861, Chapman University is a private, non-profit university located in Orange, California. It is the largest private university in Orange County. Chapman’s personal education attracts students from different backgrounds and countries from all over the world. It has students from 49 states, the U.S. territories and more than 60 different countries.  Ideally situated within an hour’s drive of Los Angeles, Chapman’s southern California location provides easy access to LA and Hollywood internships, beautiful beaches, Disneyland, mountains and desert.

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