|Tony Barras - President
to establishing The TERM Group, Tony
served 10 years in the field of tradeshow sales and installation and dismantling
operations. He recently served as the Director of Exhibit Services for
GES Exposition Services in Los Angeles. Prior to this, Tony served as
the General Manager, Los Angeles for ECC (Exposition Contractors Company),
a division of Andrews Bartlett. In addition, Tony held the position of
Account Executive of I&D Group from 1990 to 1992 and Event Coordinator
for Ross Roy Productions handling logistics and production aspects for
their Chrysler automotive road tours.
Joseph Mondelli - Vice President General Manager
Joseph Mondelli has joined the TERM Group as Vice President General Manager. Joseph has over 30 years of experience in the tradeshow and event industry with expertise in logistics, marketing, event planning, and new market development. Joseph began his career in the early 70’s as carpenter lead man for Giltspur in Chicago. Five years later, he joined Czarnowski Exhibit Services in Chicago as a lead carpenter in the field. After nearly two decades, he resigned as Vice President of Development. Joseph recently held the position of Division President for MC2, until his early retirement to pursue other personal interests. Joseph decided to return to the industry and will be responsible for all aspects of The TERM Group’s operations and business development.
John Scopelleti - Director of Operations
John began in the exhibit industry in 1981. During this time, he held various positions enabling him to gain experience in fabrication, estimating, account management, and project management. John also worked as journeyman lead builder and working foreman. In 2000 John joined The TERM Group as the Southern California City Manager. It is this vast knowledge of all aspects of the business that make John such a valuable team player.
Debbie Kadow - National Account & Operations Manager
A thirty-plus year veteran in the tradeshow industry, Deb began her career as an exhibitor with a major computer-publishing firm. Upon relocating to Southern California from Boston, Massachusetts, she was introduced to the independent contractor side of the industry where she gained her knowledge and experience in operations, sales and project management. Deb has served as the Southern California EACA Chapter Secretary since 1998. She is a customer-driven, detailed-oriented individual; her dedication to excellence brings her to The TERM Group.
Monica Park - Senior Account Manager, Automotive
Monica began her career in the exhibit industry in 1988. Prior to joining The TERM Group in 1997, she worked at GES Exposition Services in Seattle, WA, enabling her to gain knowledge and experience in the Customer Service and Exhibit Services departments. Monica also worked for Centennial Conferences, a meeting and planning company where she earned the title Exhibit Manager for small international scientific tradeshows. Monica's planning experience, customer service skills and attention to detail are assets to The TERM Group.
Nancy Virene - National Account & Operations ManagerDelia Tira - Sr. Accountant
In 1987, Nancy joined Metro Exhibitors Services, Inc., now The TERM Group, LLC, as a show coordinator. She currently holds the title of Operations Manager overseeing all aspects of production, logistics and customer service for Chicago-based tradeshows and events. Her prior experience in public relations enables Nancy to anticipate the needs of our customers from a marketing and sales perspective. She currently is on the Chicago EDPA Board of Directors and Chairperson for the Chicago EACA/EDPA Charity Golf Outing, benefiting the Randy Smith Memorial Golf Classic since 2002.
Delia Tira joined The TERM Group in 2009, as Sr. Accountant. Delia is originally from Cluj-Napoca which is a city of Romania, Europe. She attended Babes-Bolyai University, graduating from the College of Economics, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with an emphasis in Accounting. She has more than 13 years of experience in accounting. She is proficient in all aspects of accounting, including but not limited to financial statements, closing process, accounts receivable, accounts payable, as well as, spreadsheet applications, graphics, and presentation applications. Delia has strong project management skills and is a great asset to TERM as a true team player, effectively working with employees from multiple departments, customers, and vendors to meet deadlines. Delia also has a great ability to prioritize all projects efficiently.
Isaura Garcia - Payroll Manager
Isaura Garcia joined The TERM Group in June 2008 as a Payroll Manager. Isaura has over 20 years of Business experience, focusing on Payroll. Prior to joining The TERM Group she held various positions, Payroll Manager/HR, Purchasing Administrator, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Collections and Customer Service. She is a big asset to TERM with her abilities to detail and multi task, in addition to being bilingual fluent in Spanish.
Kathy Bartol - Office AdministratorKathy began in the exhibit industry in 1998 as a receptionist. She was quickly promoted to Account Manager. In 2000, she joined The TERM Group as an Office Administrator. In addition to the duties associated with this position, Kathy is responsible for Accounts Receivable. She is a strong team player with an amazing ability to multi-task. Kathy also assists in the planning of the Chicago EACA/EDPA Charity Golf Outing, benefiting the Randy Smith Memorial Golf Classic.
Steve Kull - Midwest Regional Manager
has been with The TERM Group since
its inception into the Chicago area, and subsequent merge with Metro Exhibitors.
He has been a carpenter and contractor for over 25 years, and has been
working tradeshows since 1993. He has been involved in all aspects of
the industry from design, sales, shipping and receiving to installation.
After eight years as a lead carpenter/field supervisor, he has stepped
into the city manager role to oversee all Chicago area work. In this position
he provides a superior liaison between client and carpenter.
John O'Dowd - Southern Regional Manager
With over 20 years experience, John is a well-rounded industry professional. John started his career with Nth Degree in 1987 as a Planning Coordinator. Over time he worked for various independent contractors holding positions such as Philadelphia City Manager, Atlanta City Manager, Southeast Regional Manager and Auto Show Labor Coordinator. Prior to joining The TERM Group as our Southern Regional Manager in 2005, John worked as the E&D / I&D Senior Operations Manager for GES Exposition Services.
Bobby Simpson - Southern City Manager
began his independent contractor experience in 1988 working for various
I & D companies. He gained knowledge in exhibit installation, modification,
vinyl application, and crew leadership. He quickly became a requested
traveling leadman for several major exhibitors. His experience brought
him to The TERM Group in 1998 as a
Project Manager and our Atlanta City Manager.
Harry Repas - Eastern Regional Manager
Harry joined The TERM Group as the East Coast Regional Manager in 2007. He has been in the exhibit industry for 25 years. His previous positions include the Baltimore/Washington DC division manager with Exhibition Contractors Company for 12 years, division manager with MC² for 10 years and division manager with Exhibitor Appointed Services for 3 years. Harry specializes in the installation of light shows and special events, some of which include working with the bands Van Halen and Hall & Oates. His vast experience and knowledge of the many convention facilities up and down the east coast give Harry the tools he needs to provide the quality service our customers expect.
Joe Wright - Northwest & Colorado Regional Manager
Joe began in the tradeshow industry in the early 1970s working for a manufacturer as the Tradeshow Manager for both domestic and international tradeshows. In 1984 while working as a project manager for ExhibitGroup, Joe had the opportunity to work at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. After relocating to Portland, OR, he worked as a Show Service and Production Manager for a small exhibit house. In 1999, Joe started his own labor service company. He came to The TERM Group in 2003 bringing a wealth of knowledge thus allowing him to understand as well as anticipate our customers’ needs.
T.J. Sylvia -Southwest Regional Manager
T.J. joined The TERM Group in January 1998 as a working lead Foreman and with his vast knowledge and experience, he quickly became an assistant to our Southern California Manager. Prior to The TERM Group, T.J. was an aerospace mechanic for McDonnell Douglas and Boeing working on several commercial aircraft and the International Space Station. T.J.’s mechanical background and years of assisting in the day-to-day operations in Southern California have given him the tools to provide our customers with quality service and the ability to meet their individual needs.
Lou Saba - Las Vegas Regional Manager
Lou began in the convention business over 10 years ago, and at the time never thought it would lead to a second career. After selling several successful Texaco stations in Las Vegas, he started working part-time for a friend in I & D, to keep himself busy. He found the work to be challenging and enjoyable and soon became the Las Vegas Operations Manager for Coastal International before joining the TERM Group in December, 2008. As a small business owner and manager, Lou has always known the key to success is communication and service, and he brings a strong commitment to providing the highest levels of both to our clients.