THE EXPOGROUP Newsletter
Volume13 Number 3
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
What an eventful year this has been for me both professionally and personally. Our company experienced a record-breaking year again! Designing and preparing to move into Ray Pekowski our new headquarters
Then, on Oct. 17, we were blessed with our fourth grandson, Carter Allen Pierson. He is the first child for my daughter, Rachel, and her husband, Chad. Grandpa has nicknamed the baby Colt after the University of Texas quarterback! He already weighs over 10 lbs, and we think he may be a football player.
this month has been exciting. That, coupled with our new operating technology, customers and staff, is making The Expo Group
Better than Ever!
Linda named Angel of GRACE.
I’ve been busy personally as well. On Sept. 5, my son Robert and his wife, Mary, had their second child, Katherine Grace. She is our first granddaughter! Little Katie (3 lbs. 2 oz.) came into this world three months premature. She has had two operations, and we are praying that she will be home for Christmas.
Carter Allen Pierson
We are fortunate to have all our family close by, and I am so proud of all my children and grandchildren. I’m also very proud of my wife, Linda, who was recognized this fall for her charitable work in our community.
into some difficult times by assisting them with food, clothing, and transitional housing.
I want to thank all of our customers, vendors and employees for your continued support of our company and my family. May all of you and your families be blessed and filled with love this holiday season and throughout the new year!
Merry Christmas and God’s blessings to all,
Linda works every year assisting GRACE (Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange) with their annual fundraiser. It is a black-tie dinner for over 1,000 people and has raised more than $1 million over the past four years.
Katherine Grace (Katie) Pekowski
GRACE works with families that have come
Ortale Joins TEG
Andrew Ortale has joined The Expo Group as Vice President, National Sales. Andy will manage our Washington D.C.-area
“After with meeting Andrew Ortale Ray Pekowski, I was inspired by his passion for the company, the people here and the industry,” Ortale says. “Understanding the history of this industry, I was attracted by the unique approach The Expo Group takes toward relationships
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Corporate Headquarters Relocation Effective Dec.13
The Expo Group headquarters will relocate to
5931 W. Campus Circle Drive Irving, Texas 75063.
Our phone number will remain 972-580-9000. Please update your records!
IN THIS ISSUE
Show Manager of the Year Winners
The Italian Connection
Look What They are Saying
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