Pictured L-R: Brandon Petersen, Tim Artz and Becky Rovik.
Itasca, Ill.-based Ion Exhibits welcomes Tim Artz to the Ion team as a senior account executive and has grown the graphic production department with the addition of Becky Rovik as graphic production manager and Brandon Petersen as print operator. Both Rovik and Brandon come from mg Design.
Artz has more than 10 years of experience in the tradeshow industry. Prior to joining Ion Exhibits, he handled U.S. sales and business development for Duo Display, a French company. He brings a combination of creativity, engineering understanding and international experience. Prior to Duo Display, Artz worked as a trade advisor with the French Consulate in Chicago. As a native French speaker, he was able to provide business development expertise to French companies looking to expand into U.S. markets. He also holds a degree in International Studies from Pepperdine University.
“Tim brings a level of international engagement and mechanical expertise to our organization, combined with a strong business development background,” says President and CEO Kevin Fett. “As part of the EDPA board, I have been able to see the guidance Tim has shared with the tradeshow industry. He will be invaluable to our clients as he brings a deep understanding of moving a brand into a 3D experience. I am excited to see the impact he will have on our clients and am thrilled to have him as part of the Ion team.”
Graphic Production Department Growth
Rovik brings a rare talent of fabrication production. She has been a sewing and design professional for 15 years and built the fabrication department at mg Design six years ago. She has both an in-depth knowledge and experience in fabric offerings and hard graphics. She managed hundreds of projects prior to joining Ion.
Petersen also brings a unique talent to the organization. With 15 years as a mechanic, he is able to handle nearly all maintenance and repairs on graphic printers. He adds a dimension of aptitude and knowledge to the department and will apply his expertise to make graphic production more efficient and keep all printers running smoothly.
“Both Becky and Brandon have been added to the Ion team to position the organization for growth,” says President and CEO Fett. “They have a true ability to handle multiple projects under very tight timelines. Adding this level of expertise will allow Ion to not only continue to offer clients state-of-the-art graphic production capabilities, but to produce all graphics in-house. Controlling graphic production costs, quality and scheduling positions Ion for the future. I am very excited to have Becky and Brandon at Ion Exhibits.”
Ion Exhibits is a leading North America exhibit solutions provider, featuring comprehensive experiential marketing expertise. Working with the nation’s top brands for more than16 years, Ion Exhibits continues its industry-leading tradition of being a true marketing partner. For more info, visit www.ionexhibits.com.