Staffing Up

Staffing Up

In early October, InfoComm International announced that it has named André LeJeune to a new Rental & Staging staff instructor position on ts faculty. This was welcome news, because it

underscores InfoComm’s commitment to the Rental & Staging community, and because Andre is well know to us and has worked with our Rental & Staging Roadshow, with excellent results.

Most recently Andre LeJeune, who has more than 30 years of staging and presentation expertise, was senior director of training at MVP International. I’ve known Andre for years in this capacity, and he was in charge of training a large and diverse staff of stagers and hotel AV technicians. MVP has long been a staple of consistency and professionalism in the AV world, and no one could have done a better job of training both seasoned pros on the high end and new staff. Certainly in his years at MVP, Andre has seen it all, and has worked on some top shows and presentations for the Fortune 500.

Last summer, Andre was the head technical track presenter at our Rental & Staging Roadshow held in New York. In fact, that summer day last year was the launch of our Rental & Staging Roadshow, and brought many of the Northeast’s top rental and staging professionals to Altman Rentals for the Business and Tech Tracks. Andre did a great job on the Tech Track of our Roadshow, and I remember him saying he wished he had time to do it on a regular basis.

Well, with Andre now on staff at InfoComm, and with our official alliance with InfoComm on the production of the Rental & Staging Roadshow, Andre will be an instructor at the Roadshow beginning with the first one in 2009. He’ll make a great addition to the staff, and I’m sure he’ll have some interesting new war stories to tell about staging shows for some of the country’s top companies. Stay tuned for the complete itinerary for 2009’s Roadshows. And in the meantime remember that we have two more Rental & Staging Roadshows this year. We’ll be in Chicago on November 5, at Production Plus’ headquarters. Next we will be in Burbank, CA on December 3. Stay tuned for more info on the location in Burbank. The Roadshow is a day of training, seminars, and exhibits presented by the Rental & Staging Systems magazine and InfoComm, and a great opportunity to get some training for your team (and for your CTS holders to earn Renewal Units from InfoComm). Register now at

David Keene is a publishing executive and editorial leader with extensive business development and content marketing experience for top industry players on all sides of the media divide: publishers, brands, and service providers. Keene is the former content director of Digital Signage Magazine.