FRISCO, TX, FEBRUARY 12, 2018– Quest Events announced today that Al Dyess has been named President & Chief Operating Officer effective February 1, 2018.
“The naming of a Chief Operating Officer comes at a time when our business is at its strongest. With the addition of Al Dyess to our Executive Team; we will continue to advance our strategy internally while in tandem managing the dynamic and challenging landscape of the industry.” said Lee Dunlap, Quest Events Founder & CEO.
Dunlap added, “The addition of a President/COO will also enable the current Executive Team to spend more time focusing on the company’s long term strategic direction, ensuring continued growth and productivity within our 24 markets across the US. We will be engaging even more with our clients and industry leaders on key issues facing the future of the Audio Visual, Corporate, Production, and Social Event arms of the business from an executive level.”
Al Dyess most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Production Resource Group’s Corporate and Events division with locations throughout North America and Europe. Prior to his current role, Dyess served as Chief Sales Officer of the same group for two years.
Dyess said, “The opportunity to have worked in such a dynamic and diverse industry, with experience in exhibitions, corporate events, experiential activations, and one of a kind special events over the last 30 years has given me a background that I believe is ideally suited to join the Quest team in their pursuit of being a highly valued partner to all of the great organizations serving the exhibition and event markets. Quest’s commitment to innovation, service and unmatched value creation for our customers is a commitment that I look forward to contributing to as member of the team.”
Over the course of his career Dyess has held a number of senior leadership positions across a range of businesses and geographies. Prior to the acquisition of Hi-Tech Rental & Staging by PRG, he served as the President of the regionally based premium provider of audiovisual and staging solutions. As a precursor to joining Hi-Tech, he served for over 19 years in various capacities with Global Experience Specialists (GES), most recently as Executive Vice President, City Operations, based in Las Vegas. Prior to that, Dyess held various roles including several general manager positions, Regional VP and other positions within the company.
Dunlap concluded, “Al is a seasoned and trusted leader who has a history of delivering results. He is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization and accountability within Quest, with a laser-focus on operational excellence. I have tremendous confidence in Al’s ability to align our growth with industry-leading operational practices to drive and extend the next generation of Quest Event’s industry leadership.”