Peter Eelman is the Vice President of Exhibitions & Communications and has been involved with the International Manufacturing Technology Show for more than 30 years. IMTS is the largest industrial trade show in North America and takes place in Chicago in even-numbered years.
Bonnie Gurney is Director of Communications at AMT. Throughout her career at AMT she has worked with vendors to develop many new programs for IMTS such as the MyShow Planner, online E-Kit, IMTSTV program, IMTS Insider and the IMTS Technology e-Newsletter. Bonnie continually strives to bring the best in class technology to the IMTS attendees and exhibitors.
Penny Brown is the Media Communications Manager at AMT and IMTSTV Host. Her specialties include writing, editing, video presentation and social media. Penny began her career in journalism, working as an Assignment Editor in the sports department for USA Today, and also as the Deputy Managing Editor at Traffic World, a magazine that covered the freight transportation and logistics industry. She has since worked on IMTSTV projects at IMTS 2010 and 2012, the MFG Meeting in Chandler, Ariz. and Orlando, Fla., and EMO Hannover 2011, among others. She will be back on the show floor in 2014 and just might stop by your booth for an interview!
Emilie Barta has been the host of IMTSTV since 2006. In addition to her work with IMTS, Emilie represents some of the best known and most innovative associations, exhibitors, and products at trade shows across the US in the roles of convention television host, media spokesperson, presenter, and product demonstrator. Her broadcasting and video experience is that of an on-camera host and spokesperson who can be seen in hundreds of television programs, corporate videos, TV commercials, and websites. Emilie also created the role of virtual emcee and is recognized as a pioneer in the virtual and hybrid event industry. Find out more.
Jake Ervin is the newest reporter for IMTSTV as well as a Communications Specialist at AMT. At the IMTS Rally Fighter build in Phoenix, AZ, Jake did on-site reporting of the build team's progress, and pitched in with the car's assembly. His specialties include media production, web development, and online marketing campaigns. In addition to reporting for IMTSTV, he also works behind the scenes with video production. Outside of his video work, his role in Business Intelligence is to help companies analyze data to gain important strategic insights. IMTS 2012 was Jake's first year reporting from IMTS and he will be back in 2014, so keep an eye out - you never know where he will pop up next!
John Krisko is the Director of Exhibitions at AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. IMTS 2014 will mark John's eighth IMTS show with AMT show management with primary responsibility of show marketing and space sales. Add an additional ten IMTS' and over twenty regional shows since 1974 as an exhibitor and OEM Salesperson, John is well versed in discussing attendee behavior from all aspects of a show.
Diyana Hrzic is the Multi-Media Production Manager at AMT. Whether as a one-person crew or with the amazing staff at Creative Concepts, she contributes to each facet of production - producer, director, videographer, lighting and post-production. She completes the entire project by posting all of the shows and clips on various websites and social media channels.
The amazing and talented crew of producers, videographers and post-production editors at Creative Concepts design and produce IMTSTV Live.