SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals Welcomes New Senior Director, Exhibition Sales

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SmartSource Rentals has announced that Jeffrey Byrne will direct the company’s trade show sales to grow rentals of audio visual, lead retrieval, digital signage and related exhibition services.

SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals (Hauppauge, NY), one of the nation’s leading providers of computer, audio visual (AV) and trade show technology rentals and services, has announced the appointment of Jeffrey C. Byrne as Senior Director, Exhibition Sales. In this role, Mr. Byrne will apply an extensive career of senior sales experience to manage SmartSource’s exhibitor sales group, provide strategic direction to retain and grow the company’s trade show sales and develop new key accounts for exhibitor rentals.

“We are very fortunate to have Jeff on board to drive our trade show efforts,” stated SmartSource President and CEO, Mike McClernon. “He brings with him 25 years of executive experience with both exhibit houses and general service contractors that will be invaluable to our trade show clients. His senior level experience in trade show sales and operations will contribute to the company’s continued growth and profitability.”

Byrne has extensive knowledge in key account management, new market development and channel partner alliances. In his last position as Managing Director of International Event Management, Inc., he was crucial to developing and providing international solutions for his clients and growing the business in a rapid, ever expanding market place. Prior to International Event Management, he served as Corporate Director – International Business Development with Freeman and Chief Sales Officer for EWI Worldwide.

Byrne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York and is an active member of IAEE (International Association of Exhibitions and Events), IFES (Internationals Federation of Exhibition Service Contractors) and AES (Asian Exhibition Services).

About SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals
Founded in 1984 and formerly known as Rent-a-PC, Inc., SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals serves broad-based corporate IT, association, professional AV and trade show technology rental needs. The company is widely recognized for its outstanding customer service, technical expertise, geographic reach, breadth of product, and end-to-end solution. Its extensive line features brand name products from Apple, Dell, HP/Compaq, IBM, NEC, Eiki, Meyer, Stumpfl, and others. Among its products are computers, servers, copiers, professional AV equipment, LCD and plasma monitors, kiosks, digital signage and video walls. SmartSource employs over 250 including over 100 field technicians. Its 23 strategic locations are in: Anaheim, CA; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; College Station, TX; Dallas, TX; Englewood, NJ; Eugene, OR; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Long Island, NY; Los Angeles, CA; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Louis, MO; and Washington, DC. Kirtland Capital Partners, a private equity firm in Cleveland, Ohio, holds a majority interest in SmartSource Rentals. For more information, visit: or call: (800) 888-8686.


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