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Mike Schisler & Chris Kissel Join IMS

IMS Technology Services Positions for Growth for New Hires and Promotions

Garnet Valley, Penn.-based IMS Technology Services, an award-winning provider of event staging and systems integration solutions, is pleased to announce the expansion of their team with several promotions and new hires:

  • Mike Schisler has been hired as a senior project manager
  • Christopher Kissel has been hired as a national account manager
  • Chris Leonard has been promoted to director, technical operations
  • Brook Kebede has been promoted to production supervisor
  • Brian Johnson has been promoted to warehouse supervisor

Paul Wedesky IMS“After successfully delivering thousands of virtual events over the past 12 months, we are thrilled to be working on hybrid and live meetings and events again,” says Paul Wedesky (pictured left), CMP, C.A.S.E., chief operating officer for IMS.  “To ensure that we continue to exceed client expectations for all types of events—virtual, hybrid, and live—we are investing in and positioning our team for success, and these personnel changes are only the beginning. We are uniquely positioned in our industry as one company with three different event solutions to offer the flexibility clients need to create the right mix of event type, features and elements that best suit their organization.”

Mike Schisler IMSMike Schisler (pictured right), the newest senior project manager at IMS, has 14 years of experience in the video production and event production industries. After graduating from Penn State with a B.A. degree in Telecommunications he spent years working in the video production industry in California.  He worked on projects that have been featured on the Discovery and Military channels as well as documentaries and music videos.  These experiences exposed him to all aspects of the production process. Realizing how much he enjoyed the live aspect of event production, he pivoted and now has more than 10 years of proven professional experience managing and producing live events throughout the country.  “I am passionate about making clients comfortable and confident during the production process so that we can execute engaging and successful events,” explains Schisler. “I am looking forward to helping IMS clients make the transition from virtual back to hybrid and live events.”

Chris Kissel IMSChris Kissel (pictured left), IMS national account manager, has 12 years of experience in the event production industry. After graduating from Drexel University with a B.S. degree in Music Industry: Technology, he has spent most of his career working in luxury hotels throughout the Philadelphia area. Though specializing in audio, he has experience with everything from video and graphics operation to networking and scenic and set-building responsibilities. Realizing he enjoyed connecting with people and the planning process of events much more than wrapping cables, Kissel moved his focus to event sales. Kissel says, “my passion is bringing events to life. I love seeing an event go from an initial idea to a fully realized production.”

With offices in Garnet Valley, Penn., and Orlando, Fla., IMS is a certified woman-owned business, and award-winning provider of high-quality solutions that are designed to foster collaboration, productivity, learning and business communication with a team of certified technology professionals. A partner for organizations such as Allergan, National Education Association, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, Drexel University and Temple University, IMS specializes in event staging and production, virtual events, audio visual system design, managed services, video production, content creation and projection mapping. For more info, visit www.imsts.com

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