Orbus Exhibit & Display Group appoints new CEO
Orbus exhibition and display group, Woodridge, Illinois, announced the appointment of Gary Keefer as CEO. Giles Douglas, Orbus CEO for 20 years, retired in 2020 and continues to serve on the board.
Keefer has over 25 years of leadership experience at the executive level, including years of strategic development and plan execution in B2B product and service companies in the professional furniture and promotional products industries.
As a customer-focused executive, Keefer has led and structured teams of over 200 sales professionals in the areas of business development, account management and customer experience as a dealer and manufacturer. In addition to planning and executing countless exhibitions and events as a sales and marketing leader, Keefer has gained an appreciation and insight into the design and visual presentation of Dayton-Hudson which remain core values ââat this day.
Design and visual communication were incorporated into all subsequent roles, including his time as a key leader for the world’s largest furniture dealer, CEBI. Keefer has also combined CRM, digital marketing and branding strategies with marketing technology and automation to drive results.
In addition, his experience in operations, project management, rental services and the global supply chain at companies such as Staples B2B, Cort Furniture Rental and Waterlogic complements a broad set of skills to propel Orbus to the world. to come up.
âGary is the right leader for Orbus,â said Douglas. âHis extensive leadership experience in driving effective sales organizations, brands, operations, acquisitions, technology and supply chains will help Orbus strengthen partnerships, develop strategic alliances and expand its presence in North America. His appreciation for solid design and project management suits us perfectly. We believe that his extensive work as a reseller and as a manufacturer, in both public and private companies, as well as those owned by private capital, will strengthen Orbus’s position in the signage, automotive and retail sectors. printing, exhibition and promotional products, and Orbus stepping up strategic growth into new verticals.
For more information visit www.orbus.com.