CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The innovative company renowned for creating crowd-pleasing experiences and environments — Chicago Scenic Studios — has announced a new management structure designed to fuel growth at the start of a new decade.
Founder Robert Doepel and the Chicago Scenic Board of Directors have appointed Blasko Ristic president of the company, which is celebrating four decades as one of America’s premiere design/build resources for corporate branding and events, museums, theatre, and TV/film clients.
Doepel will continue as Chicago Scenic’s chairman of the board and primary brand ambassador, drawing on his wide reputation as a longtime dean of the scenic fabrication industry.
“We’re very excited to have Blasko on board and taking the reins as president of Chicago Scenic,” said Bob Doepel. “He’s collaborated with us for several years and brings more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in operations, engineering, sales, and marketing,” Doepel added.
Ristic steps into the role as company president from his current focus leading several key Chicago Scenic client projects – and helping to shape the company’s strategy, operations, and sales targeting. His background includes global business experience at a wide range of companies including Marmon Group (Berkshire Hathaway), Amway, RR Donnelley, International Paper, and General Motors — among others.
“Chicago Scenic is an amazing company with a legendary reputation — I’m honored to help advance its tradition of great client service in such a dynamic industry,” said Blasko Ristic. “And to partner with Bob and our extended team of ‘maker geniuses’ — what a great opportunity to take Chicago Scenic to the next level,” Ristic added.
Chicago Scenic has more than 40 years of experience in fabrication and installation across a broad range of corporate events, museums, sports facilities, theme parks, trade shows, stage sets, and more. More information about Chicago Scenic is at: www.chicagoscenic.com.