Builder of Trade Show Displays Skyline Exhibits Hires Director of Research, Design & Innovation
Pierre Menard Named To Build On Legacy Of Award-Winning Trade Show Exhibit Product Design At Skyline Exhibits, Top Innovator For Trade Show Displays
Online PR News – 10-October-2012 – ST. PAUL – Skyline Exhibits, a leading designer and producer of exhibits and graphics for trade shows and marketing events, is pleased to announce the hiring of Pierre Menard as Director of Research, Design & Innovation. Menard brings to Skyline over 25 years of professional experience. He began his career as a welder, machinist and shop manager and progressed to leading engineering teams and developing proven processes to bring new and innovative products to market.
Menard attended the University of Minnesota and has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Along with his education, Pierre is also responsible for several patents, has been published in a number of technical trade journal articles and has been a regular speaker at professional gatherings.
“We’re impressed with the way Pierre approaches design and development,” stated Tim Brengman, Vice President of Operations, Skyline Exhibits. Menard has a disciplined approach to problem solving and developed a formal brainstorm method to make sure the entire team’s experience is tapped into. “We’re excited to see him apply that process to product creation at Skyline.”
Menard most recently was in the photovoltaic industry, a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity, where he managed a team in new product development for global solar industry.
“We’re impressed with the way Pierre approaches design and development,” stated Tim Brengman, Vice President of Operations, Skyline Exhibits. Menard has a disciplined approach to problem solving and developed a formal brainstorm method to make sure the entire team’s experience is tapped into. “We’re excited to see him apply that process to product creation at Skyline,” added Brengman.
Joining a Culture of Design and Creation
“I look forward to working with a company as progressive as Skyline,” said Menard. “Over their 30 years they have created a remarkable portfolio of innovative products and I am committed to see that continue.” Skyline has earned over 100 product and design patents for trade show displays and was recently named a finalist by the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) for their coveted Outstanding Corporate Innovator award.
Menard is based at Skyline’s International Design Center in St. Paul, Minnesota and will have an active role in product management and new product development while working with Skyline’s design, engineering and product marketing teams.
About Skyline Exhibits: Skyline Exhibits is North America's leading brand of exhibit systems. Known for high-quality products and services, cost-saving portability, innovative functionality, creative design and exhibitor education, Skyline has nearly 100 Design Centers in North America and representation in nearly 40 countries. The company manufactures a broad range of products for trade shows and events – from banner stands and pop-up trade show booths to large custom modular exhibits. With over 20 integrated exhibit systems, state-of-the-art production of large-format graphics and options for exhibit rental and services, Skyline provides exhibit solutions for virtually any size or budget.