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Jay Burkette Named EDPA President for 2014
Jay Burkette was named the new president of the Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA) at the ACCESS meeting in Marco Island, Florida on December 5. EDPA, founded in 1954, is an internationally recognized national trade association with more than 300 corporate members from 18 countries that are engaged in the design, manufacture, transport, installation and service of displays and exhibits primarily for the exhibition and event industry.
Jay Burkette is a 30 year veteran of the exhibit industry. Jay is Vice President of ExpoDisplays headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
Jay Burkette started his exhibit career with ExpoDisplays in 1984. ExpoDisplays, an American manufacturer since 1970, is a full service exhibit house and portable display manufacturer and distributor.
Throughout his tenure with ExpoDisplays, Jay served in many capacities from Technical / Design Manager, National Sales Manager, Director of Dealer Development and currently as the Vice President of Sales. Locally in the Tampa Bay market he also runs a small ExpoDisplays Dealership, helping him to keep a pulse on the marketplace and assist other ExpoDealers. ExpoDisplays has almost 200 authorized dealers in their network. His educational background in Design coupled with an early career in the architectural and structural design fields helped him quickly adapt to the exhibit and display industry. Jay has been actively involved within the industry sitting on Exhibit Advisory Committees for Exhibitor Show, HCEA and TS2 along with serving on EDPA Membership and Educational committees prior to serving on the EDPA Executive Board.
Jay resides in Tampa, Florida with his wife of over 34 years and two grown sons and a granddaughter. In his free time he enjoys sailing, boating, biking, artistic glasswork and fishing.
Founded in 1970, ExpoDisplays is one of the nation's leading display manufacturers with over 200 Distributors worldwide. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, ExpoDisplays is a full service exhibit house. Services include exhibit and graphic design, fabrication, installation, storage and exhibit management. Unlike most exhibit house that manufactures either custom exhibits or portable displays, ExpoDisplay manufactures both. This includes over a dozen lines of trade show exhibit products. For more information go to www.expodisplays.com.
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