SmartSource Grows Exhibit & Events Industry Sales Force in Orlando, FL

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Exhibit and events professional Fredrick Kong brings years of hands-on experience in rental exhibits, trade shows, logistics and show services to the SmartSource Rentals Orlando office. His new role as Account Executive in Exhibitor Service Sales enhances SmartSource CEO Mike McClernon’s ongoing effort to expand the tradeshow and event services division nationwide.

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Hiring talented people with rich experience in the Exhibit & Event Industry is directly in line with the needs of our national client base

SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals (Hauppauge, NY), a leading provider of computer and audio visual technology rentals to the Tradeshow and Events Market, announced today that Fredrick Kong, Orlando area event industry professional, has been named Exhibitor Service Sales Account Executive in the SmartSource Orlando branch operation. Kong brings new skills and experience to the well established SmartSource Orlando office, located in a world class meetings destination city hosting more than 3 million delegates each year.

“Joining SmartSource allows me to use my past experience in a whole new capacity” noted Kong. “My direct understanding of what is required to create a successful event experience, combined with SmartSource’s world class inventory of equipment and services, allows me to meet the complex needs of both local and national clients in the Exhibit and Events Industry”.

SmartSource has been a national leader in technology rental solutions for over 25 years, and is currently expanding its offerings to the Tradeshow and Events Market under the leadership of CEO Mike McClernon. “Hiring talented people with rich experience in the Exhibit & Event Industry is directly in line with the needs of our national client base, and allows us to execute with excellence wherever our clients need us” states McClernon.

SmartSource has achieved a high level of success in meeting the needs of a national client base by offering technology solutions and services that can’t be matched by its competitors. In addition to the company’s 24 full service locations, SmartSource also has a company owned fleet of vehicles, a multi-million dollar inventory and well trained in-house professionals with direct experience in a variety of industries.

“I have worked with SmartSource Rentals in the past to provide clients with Audio Visual solutions for a number of shows in Las Vegas, Washington DC, Orlando and other cities” added Kong. “Being able to depend on one company to provide a high standard of service across multiple cities made my job easier and saved my clients money. I look forward to providing the same high level of service.”

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 tradeshow 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 24 strategic locations are in: Anaheim, CA; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; College Station, TX; Dallas, TX; Englewood Cliffs, NJ; Eugene, OR; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Las Vegas, NV; Long Island, NY; Los Angeles, CA; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; Queens, NY; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Louis, MO and Washington, DC. For more information, visit: SmartSourceRentals.com

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