PSAV Names Ben Erwin President
Mike Leone promoted to Chief Commercial Officer
SCHILLER PARK, Ill., OCTOBER 15, 2018 – PSAV, a global leader in event experiences, announced today that Ben Erwin has been named president of the company. Additionally, Mike Leone moves from chief operating officer to chief commercial officer. Both will maintain their reporting relationship with CEO Mike McIlwain.
Erwin has served as PSAV’s chief financial officer since February 2015 and has been responsible for global accounting, financial planning and analysis, corporate development, treasury and tax. He later took on the added responsibility for product management and international operations. As president, he will now oversee global operations as well as finance, IT and product management.
Leone joined PSAV in January 2017 as chief operating officer and led global sales and operations. As chief commercial officer, he will be responsible for the global sales and marketing functions.
“Ben has been a tremendous partner as our CFO for nearly four years and is ideally equipped to serve as PSAV’s president,” said Mike McIlwain, CEO. “His proven track record and strong business acumen provides me with great confidence in transitioning key responsibilities to him as I focus on our long-term strategic imperatives and engaging with our customer base. At the same time, Mike Leone will be able to leverage his experience and passion to strategically align our sales and marketing teams to deliver on our mission of being an invaluable partner on our customers’ journey.”
These organizational moves better align PSAV’s leadership, 9,000 team members, and production capabilities around its meeting planner customers and venue partners to deliver more consistent and memorable experiences across the globe.
“I am excited by the opportunity as we continue to grow alongside our customers,” added Erwin. “The event experience industry continues to evolve and we need to ensure that we do the same. We have set the bar high for ourselves in an effort to move PSAV to the next level and serve our customers in more exciting ways and in more unique places. It is the hard work, dedication and shared values of the extended leadership team and all our team members that is directly responsible for PSAV being a leader in our industry.”
PSAV is a global leader in event experiences, providing creative, production, advanced technology and staging services to help meeting professionals deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at their
meetings, trade shows and events. The team consists of more than 9,000 professionals across 1,500 on- site venue locations and 49 branch offices within the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. It is the trusted partner and exclusive on-site provider of choice at leading venues worldwide. PSAV was recently named to the Forbes 2018 America’s Best Employer list. The company is headquartered in Schiller Park, Ill. www.psav.com.