About CEI

About CEI

About CEI

About CEI

We Transform Environments Into Immersive Experiences

CEI’s heritage of superior craftsmanship and desire to deliver outstanding products and services offers our clients a unique advantage in the world of immersive experiences across trade show, environment, and event services. We believe that cohesive physical and digital experiences built through strategic insight, leading-edge technology, and creative space fabrication deliver real-world results for brands.

Studio

From value engineering to graphic production to interactive technologies, we’re an integrated group of experiential storytellers and technical artists. We design unique customer experiences that inspire, educate, and engage audiences to create lasting impressions and accelerate sustainable growth.

Shop

We’ve built a team of artisan carpenters, metal fabricators, and project managers that allow us to push the boundaries of exhibit design further. Our full-service fabrication facility creates an agile environment, resulting in quality assurance, one-of-a-kind structures, and speed to delivery.

How We Do It

Ideate
1

Strategize + Design

During the initial consultation, we determine why you are attending the trade show, who the target audience is, what your goals are, and how to measure success. Then, we’ll create a strategy, design concept, and interactive solution that incorporates your brand.

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Execute
2

Build + Deliver

With a wide range of disciplines all under one roof, our team produces true side-by-side, design-build integrated digital environments. Our skilled craftsmen have practically endless capabilities to create unique custom exhibits. We also provide warehouse storage, nationwide delivery, onsite I&D (installation and dismantling) and quality assurance.

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Support
3

Connect + Manage

Our software provides the tools you need to close deals, increase customer fulfillment, and improve collaboration. Easily accessible from any mobile device, you can interact with customers, collect contact information, share marketing materials, and more!

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Who We Are

We’re a third generation business with the mindset of a startup in the heart of the Midwest – bringing passion and creativity as well as a gritty, do it right attitude to every single engagement.

No matter whether your audience is in store, on the floor, at the office or on the curb our goal is to captivate, engage, educate & convert. From designers and developers to welders and carpenters, our eclectic team brings strategic and creative expertise to not just transform, but also transcend any space.

  • Leadership
  • Sales + Marketing
  • Designers
  • Craftsmen
  • Developers
  • Office Staff
  • Warehouse
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Scott McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin

Chief Executive Officer

George Buzzy

George Buzzy

Advisor

Jeff Zeiger

Jeff Zeiger

Chief Operating Officer

Brian Walters

Brian Walters

Chief Creative Officer

Brett Marriner

Brett Marriner

Chief Experiential Officer

Erik McLaughlin

Erik McLaughlin

Chief Financial Officer

Ann Conkle

Ann Conkle

Executive Vice President of Business Development

Amy Freed Humbert

Amy Freed Humbert

Vice President of Sales

Melissa Fogel

Melissa Fogel

Senior Account Executive

Abbie Nicholson

Abbie Nicholson

Senior Account Executive

Debra Pierpont

Debra Pierpont

Senior Account Executive

Kristine Beltz

Kristine Beltz

Account Executive

Connor Earley

Connor Earley

Account Manager

Jessica Farris

Jessica Farris

Account Manager

Kayli Faust

Kayli Faust

Account Manager

Krista Stone

Krista Stone

Account Manager

Tina Haight

Tina Haight

Account Manager

Tina Metcalf

Tina Metcalf

Sales Operations Coordinator

Jenny Harbaugh

Jenny Harbaugh

New Business Development

Kristie Bryant Fitzgerald

Kristie Bryant Fitzgerald

Marketing Coordinator

Mark Emigh

Mark Emigh

Graphics Services Manager

Ernest Gotschall

Ernest Gotschall

Senior Designer

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Richard Berkheimer

Senior Designer

Scott White

Scott E.E. White

Senior Designer

Ed Shuman

Ed Shuman

Senior Designer

Monica Pritchard

Monica Pritchard

Senior Graphic Designer/Team Lead

Rae Hamilton

Rae Hamilton

Graphic Designer

Eric McConahay

Eric McConahay

Graphic Designer

Jim Poling

Jim Poling

Operations Manager

Steve Combs

Steve Combs

Project Manager/Facilities Manager

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Steve Schalmo

Project Manager/Estimator

Matt Lukens

Matt Lukens

Project Manager/Estimator

Duane Gregis

Duane Gregis

Project Manager/Estimator

Dave Decker

Dave Decker

Detail Designer/Estimator

Matt Maier

Matt Maier

Detail Designer/Estimator

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Mike Day

Detail Designer/Estimator

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Jack Hardie

I&D Supervisor

David Ayers

David Ayers

I&D Supervisor

Brian Hull

Brian Hull

I&D Supervisor

Duane Gribble

Duane Gribble

Shop Carpenter

John Shanklin

John Shanklin

Shop Carpenter

Zach Medure

Zach Medure

Shop Carpenter

Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Shop Carpenter

Paul Williford

Paul Williford

Shop Carpenter

Dave Day

Dave Day

Metal Shop Painter

Mike Hill

Mike Hill

CNC Operator

Shawn Dorr

Shawn Dorr

Set Up and Crate Co-Supervisor

Doug Scott

Doug Scott

Set Up and Crate Co-Supervisor

Steve Books

Steve Books

Delivery Driver

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Steve Gwinn

Shipping/Receiving

Mike Greathouse

Mike Greathouse

Graphics Production

Bo Tinlin

Bo Tinlin

Graphics Production

Shawn Hassig

Shawn Hassig

Interactive Department Manager

Rudy Solomon III

Rudy Solomon III

3D Artist

Marty Hudzik

Marty Hudzik

Motion Graphics Producer/Cinematographer

Jim Young

Jim Young

Senior Developer

Art Payne

Art Payne

Senior Developer

Jess Heichel

Jess Heichel

Senior Developer

Steven Glassner

Steven Glassner

Senior Developer

Jim Lamitina

Jim Lamitina

Software Systems Administrator

Sherri Anderson

Sherri Anderson

HR Manager

Wendy McLaughlin

Wendy McLaughlin

Accounts Receivable

Beth Lane

Beth Lane

Receptionist/Accounts Receivable

Ryan Owens

Ryan Owens

Network Administrator

Rhonda Cossik

Rhonda Cossick

Receptionist

Dora Sinley

Dora Sinley

Billing/Accounts Receivable

Cindy Wasley

Cindy Wasley

Accounts Payable

Jody Hixenbaugh

Jody Hixenbaugh

Accounts Payable

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Dan Meadows

Purchasing Manager

Owen Lane

Owen Lane

Warehouse Foreman

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Aaron Lane

Warehouse Team Leader

Robert Forrer

Robert “Cob” Forrer

Warehouse Team Leader

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Kevin Provchy

Warehouse Representative

Greg Farrance

Greg Farrance

Warehouse Representative

Jeff Repp

Jeff Repp

Warehouse Foreman

Danny Herold

Danny Herold

Warehouse Team Leader

Greg Fye

Greg Fye

Warehouse Team Leader

Fritz Lombardi

Fritz Lombardi

Warehouse Foreman

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Bill Weaver

Warehouse Team Leader

We design our customer experiences that inspire, educate, and engage audiences. Want to join our team? We're always looking for ambitious, talented people who think that what we do isn't so much work as it is a way of life. View our job listings and see where you fit in.

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