Vice President Service Operations
Ms. Holland has been a member of the CESi family for over 15 years. Her colleagues recognize her as being a highly organized, detailed oriented professional with comprehensive experience in organizational management and staff supervision. She excels at multi-tasking in a fast paced environment while maintaining a high level of accuracy. Yvette is responsible for the oversight of our key tradeshow departments including, Show Services, Warehouse Shipping & Receiving, and Service Operations.
She is also responsible for tradeshow budget development, and she continuously strives for process enhancements to improve both quality and productivity.
Yvette possesses an in-depth knowledge of the travel / hospitality industries as well as comprehensive knowledge of both domestic and international shipping operations and customs formalities.
Mr. Erbes has broad-based design experience with all types of exhibits. His designs have included custom and modular tradeshow exhibits, ranging in size from 10′ x 10′ to 100′ x 40′ and larger, office interior redesign and layouts, point-of-purchase display units, customized office conference room interiors, sales centers, exterior and interior signage layouts, temporary and permanent displays.
Mr. Erbes’ has an extensive background in all aspects of the exhibit industry. He intuitively understands the complexities involved with the installation and dismantling process, longevity and damage potential when shipping and the importance of our client’s marketing efforts when designing exhibit structures. Mr. Erbes has expanded his design skills by continuing to learn new techniques through computer-assisted design, 3-D rendering and fly-throughs. Mr. Erbes interacts with all of our clients and other designers to make sure budget-conscious designs are unique and leading edge.
Fabrication Shop Supervisor
Mr. Watson’s knowledge of architecture and experience in the building industry has given him a strong base, one on which he has developed and expanded his talents to include cabinetmaking, fine woodworking and finishing, and artifact mount making. His work is evidence of the knowledge and craftsmanship needed to produce a high quality end product. Mr. Watson supervises the fabrication of all CESi projects.
Brian’s cabinetmaking skills have been utilized in exhibits such as: “DRAW! Political Cartoons” for the National Archives (NARA); the “Albert Gallatin House” at Friendship Hill, PA, for the U.S. Army Center of Military History (USACMH); and, “Before Freedom Came” for the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA.
Mr. Watson has also worked on many projects as a lead cabinetmaker and artifact mount maker/installer. Included among them are:
- Maryland Historical Society, Fells Point Maritime Museum, “Looking for Liberty” and “Visual Arts Gallery”
- “Top Treasures” exhibit for the Library of Congress, Washington, DC
- Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach, NC
- “Discovering American Voices” in recognition of the 150th Anniversary of the Smithsonian Institution
- “Titanic-The Exhibition” at the Nauticus Museum in Norfolk, VA
- “Every Four Years” for the Newseum in Roslyn, VA
- Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, Savannah, GA
- “Form and Function,” “Justices WW II Exhibit,” and “The Supreme Courts of the World” for the Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, DC
- Three floors of artifacts and exhibits in the Louisiana State Museum’s historic Cabildo building in New Orleans
- George Washington Masonic Memorial Museum
- Queen Anne’s County Exploration Center, Maine Lighthouse Museum
Barney D. Gault
Director of Art Production
Mr. Gault has over 30 years of experience producing photographic and digital output for trade show and museum fabrication firms. Barney’s superb reputation for knowledgeable quality service can be traced to his decades of hands-on experience with every level and aspect of modern graphic production.
Some of Barney’s notable recent projects include:
- The Tom Ridge Environmental Center in Presque Isle, PA
- The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC
- The Permanent Jamestown Settlement, Jamestown, VA
- The Berhing Hall of Mammals, Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC
- The Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CA
- The Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville, VA
Senior Cabinetmaker and Lead Exhibit Installer
For the past 12 years Mr. Orton has been producing custom cabinetry and display work for a wide variety of commercial and private customers. Custom mill work interiors, furniture making, mount-making, solid-surface material fabrication, finishing and installation are among the skills he demonstrated in projects like the “Space Race” and “Star Wars” exhibit s at the National Air and Space Museum, office interiors for the Israeli Embassy, Washington, DC., and the office of the CEO US Airways, Crystal City VA.
Brent’s custom exhibit production, laminating, finishing, art production and electrical skills were top quality for:
- Bowie Library, Bowie MD
- Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Washington DC
- Directors conference room, NIADI, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Throughout Brent’s work history clients have continually commented on his dedication to the work and admired the quality products produced for their particular need.
- Virginia Historical Society “Virginians at Work” Permanent Installation
- Moores Creek National Battlefield Visitor Center
- Smithsonian National Museum of American History “For Which It Stands” Exhibition
- Smithsonian National Postal Museum “Airmail” Exhibit
- Fort Ligonier Museum and History Gallery
- Ponca State Park Visitor Center
- U.S. Army Center of Military History Peaks of Otter Visitor Center
- Crowders Mountain Visitor Center
- Maine Maritime Museum
- Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
- Scott Air Force Base Heritage Center
- Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center; Loudoun County Farm Heritage Museum
- Smithsonian American Art Museum First Floor Gallery
- Fells Point Maritime Museum, Chesapeake Exploration Center at Kent Island, Horizon Organic Dairy Discovery Barn, Newseum
- “War Stories”, “Black and White” and “Every Four Years.”