Trade Show Supply

The Direct Source for Trade Show Displays, Exhibits, Booths, and Supplies
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About Us

About Us

Welcome to Trade Show Supply

Trade Show Supply provides top brand exhibit solutions to companies that market their products via trade shows, special events, and face-to-face sales environments. Trade Show Supply offers proven products, and practical strategies that can help you create a successful exhibit marketing program. At Trade Show Supply, there is no “selling”. We only supply the products and services that you direct us to provide.

About Us

By the Numbers

Exhibit I&Ds
10,024
372 Big 5 Rentals
Trade Shows (per year)
200+
20 cities served
Exhibits Managed
147
3 asset warehouses
Happy Clients
432
295 repeat customers
Trade Show Breakdown
153
exhibit installers
$2m
in rental assets
102
national partners
0
problems unsolved

Meet the Team

Chris Griffin

Chris Griffin

  President/CEO

Chris Griffin

President/CEO

Meet Chris

Chris Griffin is the President of Trade Show Supply, Inc. and is a respected and sought after resource in the trade show and event marketing industry. He has trained over 1000 industry exhibit sales and I&D service personnel, and lectured to over 100,000 business professionals on trade show marketing and other business topics.

What is your favorite food?

Can’t turn down a good Eggs Benedict

If you were a character from television or a movie, who would you be and why?

Charlie, from Charlie’s Angels. I relate to the “behind the scenes” characters

What is the first thing you would do if you had a million dollars?

Buy myself an 850 FICO score!

What reality or game show, on TV right now, would you be the star of?

Host of Family Feud!

What do you love about your job?

Hands down it’s the people I work with. I love the pace, the diversity, and the action of our business. But the people I work with (both colleagues and customers) are what really do it for me

Chris Griffin
John Zipay

John Zipay

  VP of Operations - East Coast

John Zipay

VP of Operations - East Coast

Meet John

Trade Show Supply's Vice President of Operations, John Zipay, oversees the company’s I&D labor group (TS CREW), the exhibit & exposition rental divisions, and the people development of a growing operations team. In his own words, John does "a little bit of everything". He's originally from Northeast Ohio, went to high school and college in South Carolina, but has called Orlando home for the last 10 years.

What is your favorite food?

A nice Filet Mignon steak and some garlic mashers!

What team do you root for?

Go Gamecocks!

If you were a character from television or a movie, who would you be and why?

I would be Johnny Depp in Blow -- because he is the man!

What is the first thing you would do if you had a million dollars?

Buy a sailboat and sail the world

What do you love about your job?

Meeting new people from all over the world and seeing the latest and greatest trends from every industry

John Zipay
Martin Laurel

Martin Laurel

  VP of Operations - Show Pros dba TS Crew

Martin Laurel

VP of Operations - Show Pros dba TS Crew

Meet Martin

Martin is the VP of Operations for Trade Show Supply's sister company, Show Pros dba TS CREW. A 20-year industry professional, Martin started his career as a service technician with industry leader Skyline Exhibits. He then spent 6 years as a preferred contractor for General Motors, coordinating and managing hundreds of events for Pontiac, Chevy, and General Motors. Most recently, Laurel spent 8 years with GES Expositions as first a Sr. Operations Manager, then the Director of Operations, for Southern California.

Martin Laurel
Dan Griffin

Dan Griffin

  VP of Sales

Dan Griffin

VP of Sales

Meet Dan

Dan Griffin, Trade Show Supply's Vice President of Sales, is responsible for both new business development and dealer support -- a challenge he welcomes with open arms.  A New Englander who came to Florida via Nebraska, Dan has been known to host the occasional cook-out on his days out of the office, and always enjoys when his favorite bands come through town.

What are your weekend hobbies?

Weekend?  What’s that? Oh, wait, that one day where we get to sleep in an extra hour, right?

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Vanilla. It if ain’t broke…..

What is the first thing you would do if you had a million dollars?

Put my son through college, buy my house, then park the rest under my mattress where it’s safest

If you could have lunch with one famous historical figure, who would it be and why?

Muddy Waters. The stories alone would be incredible to hear first hand

What do you love about your job?

The chaos, the camaraderie, the heroes we make out of our clients

Dan Griffin
Eva Torres

Eva Torres

  Director of Finance

Eva Torres

Director of Finance

Meet Eva

Eva Torres has been at Trade Show Supply since the very beginning and has seen it grow first-hand from a one man shop to the national service provider it is today. As the Director of Finance she manages the company's budget and oversees the accounting department.

What are your weekend hobbies?

Running with my 11 year old, knitting, and cooking

What is your favorite food?

Indian Food

If you were a character from television or a movie, who would you be and why?

Frida Kahlo - For what she has endured, how she persevered, and how she was an inspiration and example of strength. Even though I would never would like to experience all the tragedy that she went though.  She never gave up on her dream to paint.  I love characters that persevere through difficult times - it pushes me to keep going and gives me a sense of willpower to never give up!

What music is playing in your car right now?

Dancing Queen - Abba (I know I'm old!)

What reality or game show, on TV right now, would you be the star of?

The Amazing Race

What do you love about your job?

Seeing how far we have come.  And seeing how all the employees are working together to make us the best trade show service provider out there.  It is an inspiration to work harder to make sure that we continue to all be successful.

Eva Torres
Crystal Taylor

Crystal Taylor

  Operations & Support Manager

Crystal Taylor

Operations & Support Manager

Meet Crystal

Crystal is Trade Show Supply's Operations and Support Manager. She has had a chance, over the years, to work in several departments and is everyone's "go to gal" when back-up is needed around the office. Crystal loves to enjoy home cooked meals with her family, including her two beautiful little girls (who also double as Trade Show Supply's honorary mascots).

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Fro-Yo is where it's at, ice cream is for chumps

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

Beaches in Palm Coast, FL

What is the first thing you would do if you had a million dollars?

Make sure my family was taken care of, squirrel some money away for my kids' college tuition and generously donate to my church and favorite charities

What reality or game show, on TV right now, would you be the star of?

Wipe Out. I'd probably bust my butt, but the entertainment would be so worth it

What do you love about your job?

I love working with my co-workers. Also the relationships that have grown with clients that I have been talking with for years

Crystal Taylor
Tamara Robbins

Tamara Robbins

  Operations Manager - West Coast

Tamara Robbins

Operations Manager - West Coast

Meet Tamara

Tamara, who has been in the trade show I&D business for over 10 years, is responsible for quoting and managing accounts for the west coast offices. Her passion for the business is contagious and her commitment to delivering “great experiences” to our I&D exhibit houses is without parallel. When not at work, Tamara enjoys reading, watching movies, soccer games, and spending time with her family.

What is your favorite food?

Gnocchi with a glass of Merlot

What team do you root for?

My daughter's PSA Club Soccer Team and the Los Angeles Lakers

If you were a character from television or a movie, who would you be and why?

Lara Croft, the Tomb Raider because, she’s gorgeous and kicks butt

If you could have lunch with one famous historical figure, who would it be and why?

Ralph Waldo Emerson. Imagine how inspiring this lunch would be

What do you love about your job?

My team, their passion, drive, and our collective efforts to make it all happen

Tamara Robbins
Jerry Hale

Jerry Hale

  Production Manager

Jerry Hale

Production Manager

Meet Jerry

Jerry Hale was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He moved to Orlando in January of 2012 and began working with Trade Show Supply this spring. He has been happily married for 30+ years and is an honest, hard-working family man through and through. He is very proud of his two children and is looking forward to having some grandchildren. He is enjoying this beautiful Florida weather. His “can do” attitude and ability to make the production process smoother is invaluable to us here at Trade Show Supply.

What is your favorite television show or movie?

Breaking Bad or Rocky and of course, Seinfeld

What team do you root for?

Cincinnati Reds and Bengals...Who Dey!

If you were a character from television or a movie, who would you be and why?

Clint Eastwood. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly. He’s the MAN!

What music is playing in your car right now?

Rush/Classic Rock

If you could have lunch with one famous historical figure, who would it be and why?

Ronald Reagan… I think we could have some interesting conversations

Jerry Hale
Chris Anstett

Chris Anstett

  I&D Manager - Central Florida

Chris Anstett

I&D Manager - Central Florida

Meet Chris

Chris is Trade Show Supply's Central Florida I&D Manager. His passion for service and delivering great experiences make him a superb “playing coach” on the show floor, and his leadership is indispensable. Chris is no stranger to customer service, having previously been a top sales/account manager with a national food products company. He consistently garners rave reviews, from both peers and clients alike, for his can-do/will-do attitude on the show floor.

Where are you from?

Madison, WI

What is your favorite television show or movie?

Hawaii 50, The Mentalist, and Burn Notice

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Chocolate

What team do you root for?

Green Bay Packers!!!

What reality or game show, on TV right now, would you be the star of?

Survivor

Chris Anstett
Paul Boynton

Paul Boynton

  I&D Manager - Southern California

Paul Boynton

I&D Manager - Southern California

Meet Paul

Paul has been a staple on the show floor in Southern California for 20 years. He is well connected, and well respected, by general contractors and rank-and-file IUPAT members alike. Paul’s extensive experience in the industry and the So.Cal and Las Vegas markets makes him a great leader, and he consistently scores high review marks with customers and colleagues alike.

Paul Boynton
Kevin Cartee

Kevin Cartee

  National Account Director

Kevin Cartee

National Account Director

Meet Kevin

Kevin joined the Trade Show Supply team in April 2012, bringing with him invaluable trade show industry experience. Kevin has worked both in sales and on the show floor during install and dismantle before he joined us as a National Account Manager. This native Floridian roots for the Gators and enjoys tennis, golf, the beach and some beers during the weekend.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

Vail, Colorado

If you were a character from television or a movie, who would you be and why?

John McClane from the Die Hard Movies…I always find myself in sticky situations and I’m not really sure how I got there

What is the first thing you would do if you had a million dollars?

Take a long snowboarding vacation to wherever it is snowing at that time

What reality or game show, on TV right now, would you be the star of?

American Idol…..I would be the hit of the bloopers show because I can’t sing at all

What do you love about your job?

Working with a team that cares about delivering a positive experience to all of our clients

Kevin Cartee
Ryan McKay

Ryan McKay

  National Account Manager

Ryan McKay

National Account Manager

Meet Ryan

Ryan joined the Trade Show Supply team in November 2012 after moving down to Orlando from Ohio. Ryan has been in the trade show business since 2005 and has traveled to Orlando at least six to seven times per year while working for Ohio Displays. It was only a matter of time before he called Orlando home!

What are your weekend hobbies?

Other than spending time with my family, I am an avid reader, a frustrated writer, a terrible golfer, and on occasion I play bass, do karaoke, and ride my motorcycle.

What is your favorite television show or movie?

I've been known as "The Batman Guy" for years, which first started with the Tim Burton flick in the late 80's, so anything with Batman is good. Also a big Simpsons nut. Yes, I'm a man-child.

What team do you root for?

34 years of living in Cleveland have taught me it's just less painful to not get involved with professional sports.

If you could have lunch with one famous historical figure, who would it be and why?

Wow...three way tie: Ben Franklin, Walt Disney, or Mark Twain. Can you imagine the awesome level of curmudgeonry?

What do you love about your job?

It's cool to actually be doing what I love in a city that I love...add to that the fact that Orlando really is the East Coast capitol of the trade show world, and I'm a happy camper.

Ryan McKay
Lorraine Pertot

Lorraine Pertot

  National Account Manager

Lorraine Pertot

National Account Manager

Meet Lorraine

Lorraine is a Long Island native who moved to Orlando to attend college at the University of Central Florida. During her free time, she enjoys going to UCF football games, watching movies, and spending time with friends.

What is your favorite food?

Pizza (especially NY pizza!)

What team do you root for?

Orlando Magic

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

My parents' home in New York

What is the first thing you would do if you had a million dollars?

Take my family on vacation, adopt a couple of puppies, and save the rest

What do you love about your job?

I love the fast-paced environment and how it allows me to be creative. Most of all, I love my co-workers!

Lorraine Pertot
Emily Larson

Emily Larson

  Payroll & Benefits Manager

Emily Larson

Payroll & Benefits Manager

Meet Emily

Emily joined us as a Project Coordinator intern in September 2012, and quickly became a valuable full-time team member managing our Payroll and Benefits. On the weekends, Emily likes to run in themed 5K races and watch Green Bay Packers football.

What is your favorite food?

Asian

What is your favorite television show or movie?

TV show - The Office Movie - The Breakfast Club

What team do you root for?

I like to win, so I root for the Green Bay Packers

What reality or game show, on TV right now, would you be the star of?

The Amazing Race

What do you love about your job?

I love that I learn something new every day

Emily Larson
Jason Hernandez

Jason Hernandez

  Graphic Design & Production Specialist

Jason Hernandez

Graphic Design & Production Specialist

Meet Jason

Born and raised in sunny Florida, Jason is one of the main creative forces that drives Trade Show Supply. His day-to-day ranges from exhibit design, to graphic design, to even graphic production, and his ability to think outside the box is one of the reasons why Trade Show Supply stands out in the industry.

What are your weekend hobbies?

Watch movies, read comics, make costumes and props, play video games, and shoot people with BB's

What is your favorite television show or movie?

Anything with Sci-Fi, Superheroes, or Adventure

What is the first thing you would do if you had a million dollars?

I'd pay off any debt, help my family out, get a nice place, travel the world, hire a personal trainer, and donate what's left to cancer research

If you could have lunch with one famous historical figure, who would it be and why?

Leonardo da Vinci. The man could do everything!

What do you love about your job?

Being able to express my creativity and divergent thinking. Go Lefties!

Jason Hernandez
Jacquan Penick

Jacquan Penick

  Lead Service Technician

Jacquan Penick

Lead Service Technician

Meet Jacquan

Jacquan grew up in rural Virginia and went to Virginia Commonwealth University where he worked full-time and graduated with a BA in English. He moved to Orlando in 2010 and started with Trade Show Supply shortly after.  He loves his job and brings his creative energy into everything he does.  His motto is “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right the first time”.  Jacquan is always eager to learn new things and is a valuable part of the TSS team!

What is your favorite food?

Broccoli

If you were a character from television or a movie, who would you be and why?

Eddie Morra from Limitless because I’d love to know everything!

What music is playing in your car right now?

ESPN Radio

What is the first thing you would do if you had a million dollars?

Go back to Savannah College of Art and Design and graduate without student loans

What reality or game show, on TV right now, would you be the star of?

HGTV's Design Star!

Jacquan Penick
Mike Cruz

Mike Cruz

  I&D Service Technician

Mike Cruz

I&D Service Technician

Meet Mike

Mike Cruz has been in the event industry for years before he came to work with Trade Show Supply. Some of Mike's past work experiences include Director of Operations for Scitec Nutrition, an A/V technician for NMR Events, and a member of the opening team for Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter. He finally found a home here at Trade Show Supply and we look forward to his positive attitude and colorful sense of humor daily.  He is most proud of his son, who he spends countless hours with watching movies and playing video games.

What is your favorite food?

Pizza and cheesecake

What is your favorite television show or movie?

Walking Dead and The Avengers

What music is playing in your car right now?

Old school rap -- not that imitation stuff playing on the air now

What team do you root for?

I'm from NY...the Yankees and the Giants!

What do you love about your job?

The smiles and laughs of the faces around me and the imagination we make into a reality

Mike Cruz
Ty Humphrey

Ty Humphrey

  I&D Service Technician

Ty Humphrey

I&D Service Technician

More about Ty -- Coming Soon!

Ty Humphrey

  National Account Manager

National Account Manager

Meet Bob

Professionally I've been in the events / trade show business since 2001 and I love it. Personally I'm an artist and musician in practice and in spirit. I'm a huge geek. I love to read, and I think cucumbers are gross. My dog is a Boston named Myster Bones, and he's the best animal ever.

What is your favorite food?

A perfectly seasoned steak.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

So far the American southwest. But Europe is on deck...

What team do you root for?

The Buffalo Bills. Unfortunately.

What is the first thing you would do if you had a million dollars?

Split it among my family. Then pay off my credit card.

What do you love about your job?

I love that we help clients realize a vision. The creative process of working with our team to see a client's project go from a nebulous idea to a graphical rendering to a fully realized display is very gratifying to me. I also love that I enter a workplace every day truly loving the people I am surrounded by and working with.