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Freeman Audio Visual Vice President Marketing Heidi Welker Receives PCMA CE President’s Award

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Toronto, ON – November 25, 2016 – Heidi Welker, VP Marketing, Freeman Audio Visual Canada, was recipient of the inaugural President’s Award from the Professional Convention Management Association Canada East Chapter at this year’s Canadian Innovation Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Heidi Welker was recognized for her ability to bring people together and lead high performing teams that drive results. As President of the PCMA Canada East Chapter from 2012-2014 and her many years of service before that, Heidi was renowned for bringing members together and encouraging them to dream big.

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“This recipient’s greatest talent is inspiring others”, said Chuck Schouwerwou, President of the PCMA Canada East Chapter. “As a role model, this woman has proven to be a shining example to woman and men alike, rising from being hired as a sales person to becoming a Vice President in the company she currently works for.

The President’s award is given out solely at the discretion of the President to recognize persons who had a major impact on their journey to becoming president or during their year of President. Up to two individuals can be recipients of this award in a given year. Freeman would also like to congratulate Barry Smith, President & CEO of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, for being honored with the President’s Award for 2016.

 

About Freeman Audio Visual

As part of the world’s largest brand experience organization, Freeman Audio Visual uses the power of technology to make meaningful connections with a multitude of audiences through the production of meetings, conventions, special events and trade shows. Freeman invests heavily in maintaining and growing its stable of state-of-the-art technology around the world. Freeman Audio Visual provides a full range of services to support the way audiences engage with content as the landscape continues to change.

Freeman Audio Visual has a deep, rich history of success and has received numerous awards recognizing its outstanding performance in technical, staging, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, customer service excellence and partnerships. Together with its customers and partners, Freeman Audio Visual will continue to serve clients throughout North America and the rest of the world through its growing global network. For more information, visit www.freemanav-ca.com.

About Freeman

Recognized by Advertising Age as the world’s largest brand experience company, Freeman uses the power of integrated digital and live brand experiences to move markets, connect markets, connect people, support growth and generate revenues for the world’s leading companies and associations. Freeman derives insights that help define program strategies, target key audiences, deliver meaningful messages and drive revenues and results. Through its expansive network of offices, talent and global partnerships, Freeman has the reach and access that is unmatched in the industry. A family- and employee-owned company, Freeman is known for its stability, strength, customer service mentality and its success over its 87-year history. A values-driven company with a strong and purpose-built culture, Freeman is dedicated to making meaningful connections with audiences. This is accomplished through a process of continuous innovation and improvement. Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually and 11,000 other events worldwide. Freeman has been awarded multiple consecutive J. D. Power awards for its Customer Call Center. For more information, visit www.freeman.com.

Richard Purcell Appointed Regional Director, Strategic Partnerships for Western Canada

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Contact:  Heidi Welker | 905.366.9232

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Toronto, ON – November 11, 2016 – Steve Bury, Senior Vice President Sales, Freeman Audio Visual Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Purcell to Regional Director, Strategic Partnerships for Western Canada, based in our Vancouver office.

“In this role, Richard will develop new business partnerships for us with hotels, convention centres, and alternative meeting venues, said Bury. This new role reflects our commitment to the future of this important part of our business. Richard’s mandate will cover British Columbia and Alberta.”

“Richard comes to us with a strong background in both sales and service in convention centres and hotels in Vancouver over the past 2 decades. Richard’s network of industry relationships, solid sales skills, experience, and positivity will serve him well as he works to develop new partnerships for us,” said Bury.

“I am excited about taking on a new challenge with Freeman Audio Visual. My goal is to focus on new and existing partnerships while enhancing customer relations with our venue customers,” said Richard.

About Freeman Audio Visual

As part of the world’s largest brand experience organization, Freeman Audio Visual uses the power of technology to make meaningful connections with a multitude of audiences through the production of meetings, conventions, special events and trade shows. Freeman invests heavily in maintaining and growing its stable of state-of-the-art technology around the world. Freeman Audio Visual provides a full range of services to support the way audiences engage with content as the landscape continues to change.

Freeman Audio Visual has a deep, rich history of success and has received numerous awards recognizing its outstanding performance in technical, staging, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, customer service excellence and partnerships. Together with its customers and partners, Freeman Audio Visual will continue to serve clients throughout North America and the rest of the world through its growing global network. For more information, visit www.freemanav-ca.com 

About Freeman

Recognized by Advertising Age as the world’s largest brand experience company, Freeman uses the power of integrated digital and live brand experiences to move markets, connect markets, connect people, support growth and generate revenues for the world’s leading companies and associations. Freeman derives insights that help define program strategies, target key audiences, deliver meaningful messages and drive revenues and results. Through its expansive network of offices, talent and global partnerships, Freeman has the reach and access that is unmatched in the industry. A family- and employee-owned company, Freeman is known for its stability, strength, customer service mentality and its success over its 87-year history. A values-driven company with a strong and purpose-built culture, Freeman is dedicated to making meaningful connections with audiences. This is accomplished through a process of continuous innovation and improvement. Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually and 11,000 other events worldwide. Freeman has been awarded multiple consecutive J. D. Power awards for its Customer Call Center. For more information, visit www.freemanco.com.

 

Freeman Audio Visual Toronto Wins Consumer Choice Award for AV Services for the Fourth Consecutive Year

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Media contact: Heidi Welker

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TORONTO – NOVEMBER 9, 2016 – Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Toronto consumers and business community as the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) winner in the category of Audio Visual Services for the fourth year in a row. CCA was established in 1987 and is considered the most distinguished business award in Canada.

“They are truly a testament of the hard work and commitment to superior service they have continued to provide over the past year,” said Marcel Sbrollini, President, Consumer Choice Award. “They are once again a part of a very select group of businesses recognized by the people of Toronto for their excellence in business.”

Through an independent market-research survey, consumers and businesses in the Toronto community voted Freeman Audio Visual as the top-ranked organization in its industry, without the influence of industry insiders, advocate groups or unethical business practices.

“It continues to be an honour and a pleasure to serve the residents of Toronto, and we are immensely grateful for their continuing support and confidence,” said Derek Anderson, Vice President Event Production & General Manager, Freeman Audio Visual Toronto. “My colleagues take pride in their work and are 100% committed to providing customer service that is second to none. Having their efforts acknowledged truly means the world to them.

 

About Freeman Audio Visual

As part of the world’s largest brand experience organization, Freeman Audio Visual uses the power of technology to make meaningful connections with a multitude of audiences through the production of meetings, conventions, special events and trade shows. Freeman invests heavily in maintaining and growing its stable of state-of-the-art technology around the world. Freeman Audio Visual provides a full range of services to support the way audiences engage with content as the landscape continues to change.

Freeman Audio Visual has a deep, rich history of success and has received numerous awards recognizing its outstanding performance in technical, staging, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, customer service excellence and partnerships. Together with its customers and partners, Freeman Audio Visual will continue to serve clients throughout North America and the rest of the world through its growing global network. For more information, visit www.freemanav-ca.com.

About Freeman

Recognized by Advertising Age as the world’s largest brand experience company, Freeman uses the power of integrated digital and live brand experiences to move markets, connect markets, connect people, support growth and generate revenues for the world’s leading companies and associations. Freeman derives insights that help define program strategies, target key audiences, deliver meaningful messages and drive revenues and results. Through its expansive network of offices, talent and global partnerships, Freeman has the reach and access that is unmatched in the industry. A family- and employee-owned company, Freeman is known for its stability, strength, customer service mentality and its success over its 87-year history. A values-driven company with a strong and purpose-built culture, Freeman is dedicated to making meaningful connections with audiences. This is accomplished through a process of continuous innovation and improvement. Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually and 11,000 other events worldwide. Freeman has been awarded multiple consecutive J. D. Power awards for its Customer Call Center. For more information, visit www.freemanco.com.

RIC Centre Announces New Partnership with Freeman Audio Visual Canada

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July 8, 2016
Contact:  Heidi Welker
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TORONTO, ONTARIO – July 8, 2016 – Research Innovation Commercialization Centre (RIC) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Freeman Audio Visual Canada. This newly formed bond between the RIC Centre and Freeman Audio Visual will strengthen relationships between start-ups and other business enterprise members in the community, seamlessly integrating the latest technology into society. News of this strategic alliance was announced at the second annual First Look Angel Investor Meeting on Wednesday, May 18 which was hosted by Mayor Crombie at Mississauga’s City Hall.

As part of the world’s largest brand experience organization, Freeman Audio Visual uses the power of technology to make meaningful connections with a multitude of audiences through the production of meetings, conventions, special events and trade shows. Partnering with the RIC Centre allows Freeman to achieve and uphold their commitment of bringing innovative solutions and a full range of services to deliver an enhanced experience that supports the way audiences engage with content.

“Our specialty lies in brand experience. Our goal is to bring technology and creative expertise to help our customers with their brand experience. The RIC Centre and its terrific staff are an excellent platform to facilitate our brand experience approach, while together we create jobs to drive the local economy! It’s a terrific win/win for all stakeholders,” says David Campbell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Freeman Audio Visual.

The RIC Centre will work with Freeman to facilitate a culture of big ideas and entrepreneurialism. The partnership will also reinforce the Centre’s model of early-stage companies working with various established businesses to develop long-term and mutually beneficial relationships.

“The partnership recognizes our mutual interests in the fields of emerging technology, entrepreneurship and innovation adoption and the importance of collaboration,” states Paul Bertin, Chair of RIC Centre. 

About Freeman Audio Visual

As part of the world’s largest brand experience organization, Freeman Audio Visual uses the power of technology to make meaningful connections with a multitude of audiences through the production of meetings, conventions, special events and trade shows. Freeman invests heavily in maintaining and growing its stable of state-of-the-art technology around the world. Freeman Audio Visual provides a full range of services to support the way audiences engage with content as the landscape continues to change.

Freeman Audio Visual has a deep, rich history of success and has received numerous awards recognizing its outstanding performance in technical, staging, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, customer service excellence and partnerships. Together with its customers and partners, Freeman Audio Visual will continue to serve clients throughout North America and the rest of the world through its growing global network. For more information, visit www.freemanav-ca.com 

About RIC Centre

Peel Region’s hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, the Research, Innovation, Commercialization (RIC) Centre supports the development of innovation and entrepreneurship in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon. RIC Centre provides commercialization support to help new entrepreneurs and seasoned business people take technical innovations to market, with experienced advisors and Entrepreneurs in Residence who guide its clients every step of the way. Since its inception, the RIC Centre has worked with over 780 companies to take technical innovations to market. The Centre’s mission is to build an innovation ecosystem to support community prosperity across Peel Region. For more information, visit www.riccentre.ca

Richard Robert Appointed Director of Sales for Freeman Audio Visual Ottawa

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Contact:  Heidi Welker | 905.366.9232

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Ottawa, ON – May 30, 2016 – Kevin Wolfe, General Manager, Freeman Audio Visual Ottawa, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Robert to Director of Sales for the company’s Ottawa branch, one of our largest and most successful Freeman operations.

RichardRobert“Richard Robert is a dynamic sales leader who is already familiar to many of our customers in the Ottawa Region,” said Wolfe. “He will play a key role as we deepen our existing client relationships and build new ones.”

Robert brings 29 years of experience in airline corporate & agency sales, global travel, international development & procurement. He is well known for his business development skills and maintaining national association industry relationships.

“I am excited about taking on a new challenge with Freeman Audio Visual and look forward to working with its experienced and well known sales team.  My goal is to focus on business development while enhancing customer relations through attendee engagement and meaningful experiences,” said Robert.

About Freeman Audio Visual

As part of the world’s largest brand experience organization, Freeman Audio Visual uses the power of technology to make meaningful connections with a multitude of audiences through the production of meetings, conventions, special events and trade shows. Freeman invests heavily in maintaining and growing its stable of state-of-the-art technology around the world. Freeman Audio Visual provides a full range of services to support the way audiences engage with content as the landscape continues to change.

Freeman Audio Visual has a deep, rich history of success and has received numerous awards recognizing its outstanding performance in technical, staging, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, customer service excellence and partnerships. Together with its customers and partners, Freeman Audio Visual will continue to serve clients throughout North America and the rest of the world through its growing global network. For more information, visit www.freemanav-ca.com 

About Freeman

Recognized by Advertising Age as the world’s largest brand experience company, Freeman uses the power of integrated digital and live brand experiences to move markets, connect markets, connect people, support growth and generate revenues for the world’s leading companies and associations. Freeman derives insights that help define program strategies, target key audiences, deliver meaningful messages and drive revenues and results. Through its expansive network of offices, talent and global partnerships, Freeman has the reach and access that is unmatched in the industry. A family- and employee-owned company, Freeman is known for its stability, strength, customer service mentality and its success over its 87-year history. A values-driven company with a strong and purpose-built culture, Freeman is dedicated to making meaningful connections with audiences. This is accomplished through a process of continuous innovation and improvement. Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually and 11,000 other events worldwide. Freeman has been awarded multiple consecutive J. D. Power awards for its Customer Call Center. For more information, visit www.freemanco.com.

 

Freeman Audio Visual Ottawa Wins Consumer Choice Award for AV Services for the Fifth Consecutive Year

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Media contact: Heidi Welker

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OTTAWA – MAY 26, 2016 -Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Ottawa consumers and business community as the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) winner in the category of Audio Visual Services for the fifth year in a row. CCA was established in 1987 and is considered the most distinguished business award in Canada.

Consumer-Choice-Award-Ottawa“They are truly a testament of the hard work and commitment to superior service they have continued to provide over the past year,” said Marcel Sbrollini, President, Consumer Choice Award. “They are once again a part of a very select group of businesses recognized by the people of Ottawa for their excellence in business.”

Through an independent market-research survey, consumers and businesses in the Ottawa community voted Freeman Audio Visual as the top-ranked organization in its industry, without the influence of industry insiders, advocate groups or unethical business practices.

“It continues to be an honour and a pleasure to serve the residents of Ottawa, and we are immensely grateful for their continuing support and confidence,” said Kevin Wolfe, General Manager, Freeman Audio Visual Ottawa. “My colleagues take pride in their work and are 100% committed to providing customer service that is second to none. Having their efforts acknowledged truly means the world to them. Thank you so much, Ottawa.”

About Freeman Audio Visual

As part of the world’s largest brand experience organization, Freeman Audio Visual uses the power of technology to make meaningful connections with a multitude of audiences through the production of meetings, conventions, special events and trade shows. Freeman invests heavily in maintaining and growing its stable of state-of-the-art technology around the world. Freeman Audio Visual provides a full range of services to support the way audiences engage with content as the landscape continues to change.

Freeman Audio Visual has a deep, rich history of success and has received numerous awards recognizing its outstanding performance in technical, staging, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, customer service excellence and partnerships. Together with its customers and partners, Freeman Audio Visual will continue to serve clients throughout North America and the rest of the world through its growing global network. For more information, visit www.freemanav-ca.com.

About Freeman

Recognized by Advertising Age as the world’s largest brand experience company, Freeman uses the power of integrated digital and live brand experiences to move markets, connect markets, connect people, support growth and generate revenues for the world’s leading companies and associations. Freeman derives insights that help define program strategies, target key audiences, deliver meaningful messages and drive revenues and results. Through its expansive network of offices, talent and global partnerships, Freeman has the reach and access that is unmatched in the industry. A family- and employee-owned company, Freeman is known for its stability, strength, customer service mentality and its success over its 87-year history. A values-driven company with a strong and purpose-built culture, Freeman is dedicated to making meaningful connections with audiences. This is accomplished through a process of continuous innovation and improvement. Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually and 11,000 other events worldwide. Freeman has been awarded multiple consecutive J. D. Power awards for its Customer Call Center. For more information, visit www.freemanco.com.

Freeman Audio Visual Canada Makes Waste Diversion Champions List for Third Year

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May 17, 2016

Contact:  Heidi Welker
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TORONTO – May 17, 2016 – Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce it has made the REfficient Waste Diversion Champions list for the third year in a row. The Waste Diversion Champions list recognizes companies that have reached impressive levels of reusing, buying, reselling and recycling surplus assets.

Refficient logoREfficient is an online marketplace that allows companies to buy quality telecom, AV and IT equipment at significant discounts from sustainable sources.

“We acknowledge Freeman for embracing the reduce-reuse-recycle concept,” said REfficient CEO Stephanie McLarty. “The Company continues to demonstrate leadership in sustainability by putting the 3Rs into practice with their surplus equipment as well as sharing their results publicly with pride and enthusiasm.”

The Waste Diversion Champions program recognized 18 companies that have diverted at least 1000 pounds from landfills in the last year through buying, reusing, reselling or recycling their surplus assets. With three program recognition levels, Freeman Audio Visual Canada is included in the Master Level, which means it has diverted 10,000-99,999 pounds from landfills.

“Sustainable equipment management continues to be an integral part of our company culture,” said David Campbell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Freeman Audio Visual Canada. “We are grateful to REfficient for providing us with a recycling solution that aligns with our company corporate social responsibility goals.”

About Freeman Audio Visual

Freeman Audio Visual connects people in meaningful ways by enhancing the power of meetings, conventions, special events and trade shows through leading-edge presentation technology solutions. With dedicated, state-of-the-art inventory in every province and all major cities coast to coast, Freeman Audio Visual provides a full range of services to support the modern meeting environment, including creative and digital services, virtual meeting technology, social media engagement tools and mobile-app event solutions.

The company has received numerous awards recognizing its outstanding efforts in technical support and staging, corporate social responsibility, environmental leadership, customer-service excellence and customer-driven partnerships. Together with its customers and partners, Freeman Audio Visual will transform, grow and extend the world of live engagements throughout North America. For more information, visit www.freemanav-ca.com.

About Freeman

Founded in 1927, Freeman is the leading global partner for integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Headquartered in Dallas, with over 70 offices in North America and the U.K., Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually, including 135 of the 250 largest U.S. trade shows, and 11,000 other events worldwide. Customer-driven, Freeman offers a total package of solutions, with a scope of products and services unmatched by the competition. Freeman places an emphasis on respect for people and providing unparalleled customer service. Freeman has received numerous trade show industry awards for excellence in leadership, creative design, community service, innovation and customer-driven partnerships. For more information, visit www.freemanco.com.

 

 

Freeman’s Chief Design Officer Bruce Mau Recognized with Cooper Hewitt 2016 National Design Award: Design Mind

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Freeman’s Chief Design Officer Bruce Mau Recognized with Cooper Hewitt 2016 National Design Award: Design Mind

DALLAS (May 5, 2016) – Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, is proud to announce the recognition of Chief Design Officer Bruce Mau as a winner of the 2016 National Design Awards. The prestigious awards recognize excellence and innovation across a variety of disciplines. Mau was awarded the Design Mind, given in recognition of a visionary who has had a profound impact on design theory, practice or public awareness. The award recipients will be honored at a gala dinner Thursday, Oct. 20, in New York City.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Cooper Hewitt with a National Design Award and be amongst the leaders and visionaries in design,” said Bruce Mau. “It’s critical that design continues to be a recognized medium, as it has such an impact on our quality of life.”

Mau is also the co-founder of the Massive Change Network, which promotes the transformative power of design thinking to generate new ideas and help institutions and businesses innovate. He has worked with leading companies, including projects with Coca-Cola Company, McDonald’s, Herman Miller, Walt Disney Imagineering and Freeman; the governments of Denmark, Guatemala, Panama and Saudi Arabia; and the architects Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas and SOM.

“This award recognizes Bruce’s incredible contributions to experience design, and we are proud to have Bruce serve as Chief Design Officer for Freeman,” said Bob Priest-Heck, Freeman’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “He is the leader in design thinking, and his vision has been essential to our ability to support our clients by creating new and innovative ways to grow their business. We’re excited to continue transforming the industry and growing the brand experience channel with Bruce as a key part of our leadership team.”

The award nomination process begins with an open call for nominations, which are solicited from leading designers, educators, journalists, cultural figures, corporate leaders and design enthusiasts from every state in the nation. Winners are selected by a jury of design leaders and educators, convened by the museum, based on the level of excellence, innovation and public impact of their bodies of work. Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will celebrate outstanding achievement in American design this fall with its 17th annual National Design Awards program.

First launched at the White House in 2000 as a project of the White House Millennium Council, the National Design Awards were established to promote design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world. The awards are accompanied each year by National Design Week, which will take place Oct. 15–23 and includes a variety of public education programs, panel discussions and workshops.

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About Freeman

Recognized by Advertising Age as one of the world’s largest brand experience companies, Freeman uses the power of integrated digital and live brand experiences to move markets, connect people, support growth and generate revenues for the world’s leading organizations. A design-driven company, Freeman generates insights that define program strategies, target audiences and deliver messages that generate meaningful results. Through its expansive global network of offices, talent and partnerships, Freeman has the reach and access that is unmatched in the industry. A family- and employee-owned company, Freeman is known for its 89-year history of stability, strength and customer service achievements. Freeman is a values-driven company with a strong and purpose-built culture that is dedicated to connecting people in meaningful ways. This is accomplished through a process of continuous innovation and improvement. Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually and 11,000 other events worldwide. Freeman has been awarded six consecutive J.D. Power awards for the excellence of its Customer Call Center. For more information, visit www.freemanco.com

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About Bruce Mau

Bruce Mau is a brilliantly creative optimist whose love of thorny problems led him to create a methodology for whole-system transformation. He has been a serial entrepreneur since he was nine. Twenty-five years in the business of design gave Bruce the practical, holistic insights for going into the design of business with his Massive Change Network five years ago. In doing so, he laid the foundation for the new discipline of enterprise design, successfully applying his design thinking methodology to economic, cultural, governmental, environmental and social change.

ABOUT COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

Founded in 1897, Cooper Hewitt is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. On Dec. 12, 2014, Cooper Hewitt reopened in the renovated and restored Carnegie Mansion, which offers 60 percent more exhibition space to showcase one of the most diverse and comprehensive collections of design works in existence. The renovation of the Carnegie Mansion and museum campus was recognized with LEED Silver certification. Currently on view are nine exhibitions and installations featuring hundreds of objects throughout four floors of the mansion, including the fifth installment of the museum’s contemporary design exhibition series, “Beauty―Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” “Thom Browne Selects” and “Pixar: The Design of Story.” Visitors can experience a full range of new interactive capabilities, including the opportunity to explore the collection digitally on ultra-high-definition touch-screen tables, draw their own designs in the Immersion Room and address design problems in the Process Lab.

Industry Veteran Larry Luteran Joins Freeman Leadership Team

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Larry LuteranFreeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, welcomes 30-year live-engagement industry veteran Larry Luteran to Freeman Audio Visual, as the company continues to grow its global presence. Named chief sales officer, Luteran is responsible for the revenue performance of Freeman Audio Visual, Freeman Audio Visual Canada, and Encore Event Technologies.

Committed to serving its clients with an enhanced presence and consistent brand experiences, Freeman continues to invest in a global infrastructure by extending its leadership team. This strategic expansion of executive leadership will enrich the client experience and effectively manage the organization’s growth. Over the past six years, Freeman has broadened its Audio Visual presence by expanding its AV technology division through organic growth and acquisitions around the world. It is through these offerings that Freeman remains the most diverse company in the industry.

“We’re building a strong leadership team with a focus on extending the company’s reach, with expanded programs that drive continued growth,” said Ken Sanders, president of Freeman Audio Visual. “To do this, we are investing in exceptional talent and bringing the right people on board, like Larry, who can authentically integrate the voice of our customers into our comprehensive global strategy.” Sanders adds, “I consider Larry a ‘triple threat’ talent with significant experience in not only hospitality, but corporate and association sales.”

Luteran, the former senior vice president of group sales and industry relations at Hilton Worldwide, brings a unique, client-minded perspective to Freeman. With three decades of progressive leadership in the meeting and events industry, he will be invaluable in aligning the strategies and objectives of Freeman’s sales teams, with a strong emphasis on personalized customer service. Luteran will report to Ken Sanders, president of Freeman Audio Visual.

“The opportunity to be part of the team at Freeman is very exciting given its rich culture and commitment to connecting people in meaningful ways. I’m thrilled to join the Freeman family, where I look forward to extending our client relationships and contributing to Freeman’s growth as a leader in the meetings and event industry,” said Luteran. “I look forward to providing meaningful experiences to our audio visual customers. I’ve spent a big part of my career advocating for the power of face-to-face meetings and Freeman is the company that brings it all to life and that for me is very exciting.”

About Freeman Audio Visual

Freeman Audio Visual connects people in meaningful ways by enhancing the power of meetings, conventions, special events and trade shows through leading-edge presentation technology solutions. With dedicated, state-of-the-art inventory in every province and all major cities coast to coast, Freeman Audio Visual provides a full range of services to support the modern meeting environment, including creative and digital services, virtual meeting technology, social media engagement tools and mobile-app event solutions.

The company has received numerous awards recognizing its outstanding efforts in technical support and staging, corporate social responsibility, environmental leadership, customer-service excellence and customer-driven partnerships. Together with its customers and partners, Freeman Audio Visual will transform, grow and extend the world of live engagements throughout North America. For more information, visit www.freemanav-ca.com.

About Freeman

Founded in 1927, Freeman is the leading global partner for integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Headquartered in Dallas, with over 70 offices in North America and the U.K., Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually, including 135 of the 250 largest U.S. trade shows, and 11,000 other events worldwide. Customer-driven, Freeman offers a total package of solutions, with a scope of products and services unmatched by the competition. Freeman places an emphasis on respect for people and providing unparalleled customer service. Freeman has received numerous trade show industry awards for excellence in leadership, creative design, community service, innovation and customer-driven partnerships. For more information, visit www.freemanco.com.