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Freeman Announces MPEA Electrical Offerings and New Director of Electrical Services in Chicago


Freeman, the world’s leading provider of integrated services for face-to-face marketing events, today announced it will offer complete electrical services at Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) facilities, the owner and manager of McCormick Place complex and Navy PierĀ 

Exhibitors will now have access to Freeman’s complete electrical package in addition to its award-winning customer service program and show services. The coordination of services including material handling, carpet rental, hanging signs, lighting and now electrical service means a greater value and simplified logistics for exhibitors. Freeman currently holds contracts for electrical services in 11 markets across North America.

Industry Leader Kevin Felton Named Director of Electrical Services in Chicago

Also bringing further electrical savvy to the Midwest, Freeman today announced that Kevin Felton will join Freeman’s Chicago operation as Director of Electrical Service, effective today. He has been with Freeman for 6 years and oversees three account executives, six production coordinators as well as up to 350 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) electricians.

With 15 years of experience with events and shows for various companies, Felton has built his industry expertise working with clients such as: ConvExx, Reed Exhibitions, Hanley Wood, The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).

“As we continue to make marked improvements in our Chicago operations, we look forward to the continued momentum provided by both the MPEA, as well as Kevin Felton assuming his new role,” said Doug Van Ort, senior vice president of Freeman’s central division. “Freeman has a long-standing reputation of excellence and experience in the electrical arena, and these additions will further deliver exceptional results to our customers.”

Freeman ( is the world’s leading provider of integrated services for face-to-face marketing events, including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Clients engage Freeman for strategic counsel, creative development and on-site logistics execution for face-to-face events of all sizes. With 41 offices in North America, Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually, including 103 of the largest 200 U.S. trade shows, and more than 11,000 other events worldwide. The company has received numerous awards recognizing outstanding efforts in industry leadership, creative design, community service, innovation and customer-driven partnerships.