About AES Draft
Who We Are
American Expo Services provides turn-key solutions for events with a personal touch. We are committed to helping you create and design one of a kind experiences for your attendees and exhibitors. We continue to be the service contractor of choice for corporate events, government exhibitions, consumer expos, and associations.
What We Do
Your show construction from design to fabrication and from setup to teardown is handled with the utmost care and attention to detail. Our goal is to make your event shine. Whatever it takes.
Why Choose AES
Our family business has created one of a kind experiences for over 30 years and we continue to grow and add more services to meet the demand of our event managers. We utilize the beMatrix frame system which can create endless possibilities for your staging needs and exhibitors.
Based in California, AES can handle events nationwide, but pride ourselves on our regional focus in California and Nevada. AES provides show managers with complete turn-key services to help them focus on the things that make your show unique.
Let AES take your event to the next level with our competitive pricing and personalized service.
Meet Our Team
18 years ago, Mark willingly stepped up to a Presidential role. Along the way, he has helped to expand the service and material capabilities of AES while building a team of professional and competent ‘Eventurists’ that follow the same client forward thinking philosophy, “We don’t service events; we service the people that make the event.”
Fun Facts: Husband, Father x4, oldest of 5 siblings, fly fisherman, golfer, BBQ aficionado, watching his kids’ sports, travel, movies. Go SF Niners and Giants!
Justine grew up loving hospitality, student body leadership and event organization. After graduating college at Azusa Pacific, Justine made the move back home to Sacramento pursuing her passion for event planning. Following several years of planning golf benefits, galas, meetings and conventions, she found her way to AES. As an Account Manager, Justine brings a tremendous pride in her organization, drive to exceed expectations, enthusiasm and building client relationships.
Fun Facts: Lover of ALL desserts and food, traveling the world, and playing with her pit bull Dany.
With over 7 years of event experience, Natalie brings exceptional customer service and attention to detail with all projects and events planned. Natalie’s expertise comes from planning various types of events to include meetings, banquets, weddings, Casino VIP events and non-profit association events. As an AES Account Manager, Natalie is passionate about connecting with her clients and ensuring they are 100% satisfied with their Team AES journey each step of the way.
Fun Facts: Mother to one “sassy” toddler, BIG fan of Lady Gaga, life motto is to “Just Dance” as she loves dancing and always tries to make others smile and laugh.
Abby first discovered her passion for interpersonal communication when pursing her master’s degree in communication studies. During her time as SJSU, she balanced her studies while teaching public speaking courses to undergraduate students. Abby has broadened her professional skills and experience by working for business organizations such as Avaya Stadium, Hearst Television and the Real Estate industry. her leadership and customer service skills make her an integral and valued asset to the American Expo Exhibitor Services Team. She dreams it, she works hard, she grinds till she owns it. Needless to say, Abby slays.
Fun Facts: Dog lover, competitive soccer player, Foodie, avid supporter of anything Beyonce-related, spends most of her time binge-watching The Office.
Inside her 20th year in the industry, Mary brings a vast range of knowledge in many aspects of the job. Mary began in customer service and progressed to managing a customer service team for Metropolitan Exposition, a nationwide company. It was Mary’s love for freight that earned her role as Director of Transportation which ultimately lead to Director of Training & Safety. Mary shared her breadth of knowledge with AES to include: customer service, freight, production, rigging, project management and account management.
Fun Facts: Mary loves traveling the world, eating new cuisines and trying new adventures. She belongs to the Explorers Club for diving on shipwrecks and is a die-hard fan of the New York Football Giants.
As a member of the Exhibitor Services Department, Michael provides exceptional assistance for each customer. Michael brings over 3 years of customer service to the AES Team with skills in communications, problem solving and conflict resolution. Customer satisfaction is consistently met as Michael provides detailed and technical information of all AES products along with customized services. it is Michael’s goal to ensure each contact receive the highest quality of service to best serve their trade show needs.
Fun Facts: Proud father to his son Carson. Michael is a basketball fanatic, enjoys playing in his spare time and his favorite basketball team is the Sacramento Kings.
Sarah has been working in customer service since she was 16 years old. She received her Bachelor of Science from Sacramento State in 2016, with a degree in Nutrition and a minor in Communications. She takes pride in making sure all exhibitors are informed and feel prepared prior to the event and enjoys meeting them face to face once on show site. She strives to always keep a positive environment in the workplace.
Fun Facts: Competitive body builder, loves to spend time with her 90 lb. pit bull, Wesley, taste tests every limited-edition Oreo, and can regularly be found singing and dancing at her desk.
John brings almost a decade of graphic design and installation expertise to American Expo. Prior to joining the team, John served as a Designer for the Marine Corps Association but found his place in events after moving to Los Angeles. Not only does John design internal pieces, but he works to ensure each graphic item produced by AES suits the expectations of our clients. John is quick to solve problems and find resolutions to work within our client’s timeline and budget.
Fun Facts: Known as the controversial “salsa champion” in the office, John has voted himself Best Chef for 3 years running! As a soon to be husband, John enjoys spending all of his free time with his dear fiancé.
Originally from Nottingham, England, Terry made his way to the states in 2005. He started working in the trade show industry after many years in logistics and management. Terry’s “can-do” attitude helps keep his team moral strong while working hard under stressful scenarios. He is a driven and determined team leader who will stop at nothing to produce a successful event, time and time again.
Fun Facts: Terry is a father to two sets of twins (dogs and humans). He loves a nice cup of tea paired with a warm biscuit in the morning. He also enjoys flipping used cars and rocking out to Radiohead on his way into work.
Originally from Nigeria, Kingsley grew up in Onitsha, a metropolitan city southeast of the country. He joined our team in 2013 as a Warehouse Associate months after moving to the U.S. and quickly worked his way to Senior Production Lead. As one of our in-house experts on technical matters, systems and onsite-warehouse operations, Kingsley has found his niche in the event planning industry. His creative spirit and willingness to take on any challenge makes him an asset to the AES Team! Kingsley’s goal is to understand the needs of our clients and provide exceptional service.
Fun Facts: Kingsley enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing and watching soccer and software programming.
Dave’s two decades in the industry bring an experiential and leadership benefit with him. We are so lucky to have added him to our team. His enthusiastic and client forward attitude are infectious, and those that work with him are sure to make a quick connection. Dave’s strengths in management and detail preparation help lead AES both in the office and on the show floor.
Fun Facts: Dave’s dog, Wylie is one of the favorite office mascots. As a music buff, Dave has decades worth of concert stories. Other activities include bike rides, camping and enjoying a fine beer with friends.