This “Faces of ECI” profile focuses on Account Executive Chris Beckstedt. Chris, who has been with Exhibit Concepts since 2002, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our team. From the football field to the trade show floor, Chris is opening up in our latest “Faces of ECI” profile.
When did you career at Exhibit Concepts begin?
I began my career at Exhibit Concepts in October 2002.
Explain your role.
I’m an account executive. But it’s not so much sales, it’s more of a solutions provider. I look for ways to help our clients improve what they’re working on.
Describe your most impactful client moment.
I particularly enjoy client booth previews.
Several years ago, we were doing a reveal for Pukka Headwear. At the time, they were a start-up company and we had just finished a large booth for them. The booth featured lava lamps and had surround sound in it. When the client came to check it out, they couldn’t help but get excited about the upcoming show.
What do you like most about Exhibit Concepts?
We never work on the same thing twice. It’s always something new and something fresh.
How did you get started in the exhibition industry?
I have a background in general fine arts and design. That evolved into product engineering and then into application engineering and eventually into sales.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE…
If I had to pick, I’d choose chocolate. But I’m pretty open to anything. I always have chocolate at my desk.
I like a lot of different genres. I can listen to anything.
Favorite TV show?
I watch a lot of sports, but I am also a big fan of Survivor.
Top Gun. I’ve watched it probably 100 times or more and I’d watch it again today.
What are your secret talents?
I’m a college and high school football referee.
What is your ideal place to live?
The Midwest isn’t bad. I like the seasons, but I wouldn’t turn down Hilton Head, South Carolina.
What charitable cause is important to you?
The Alzheimer’s Association. It’s a cause close to my heart.
Who is 1 person you’d want to have dinner with?
MY WIFE! She just gets me, whether I’m talking or not.