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My First Seven Months at Classic Exhibits

August 19th, 2023 COMMENTS

It’s hard to believe I’ve been with Classic Exhibits for seven months (although I feel like I’ve been here for years). Thankfully, it’s been a smooth transition and everything that I hoped it would be and more!

Here’s what I knew going into this position. I would be surrounded by some of the most genuine, respected, and talented individuals in the industry. No surprise there! I believe our distributors can attest to this as well.

What I didn’t know, until I experienced my first large build, was how easy it is for our Distributor Partners to source projects to us.

No, we’re not the least expensive but we are reasonable (I knew this going into my position). The value we bring to our distributors is incredible. For a Distributor to send a PO and artwork to us and essentially move onto the next opportunity truly sets us apart. The level of detail from our Project Management and Production teams is like nothing I’ve experienced in my 20+ years in the industry.

If you want to work smarter not harder, then Classic is a great partner. If you want to save a buck by sourcing to multiple manufacturers then figuring out how to put the complete package together, then you’re making things much harder than they need to be.

At the end of the day, working with Classic Exhibits means our distributors save time which makes them money so they can focus on the important things in life… like actually having a life. 😊

Industry Veteran Gina Porcaro Joins Classic Exhibits

January 24th, 2023 COMMENTS
Gina Porcaro Joins Classic Exhibits
Kevin Carty with Gina Porcaro

NEW Regional Sales Manager Gina Porcaro

Classic Exhibits is proud to announce that respected industry veteran Gina Porcaro has joined the company. Gina will serve as the Regional Sales Manager responsible for Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New England, and Eastern Canada.

Gina started in the print industry in 1995 where she worked as a production artist for an offset and large format printer in Grand Rapids, MI. In 2000, she moved into a recruiting/sales position for marketing, advertising, and creative. In 2003, she transitioned into sales at a trade show company, an industry she knew very little about, but quickly realized the creative, fast-paced, and varied pace of the exhibit industry was an ideal fit for her personality and skills. In 2008, Gina joined Optima, now Taylor, as a salesperson where she had a successful career for almost 15 years. 

“I am excited to bring my sales and industry experience to Classic Exhibits as a Regional Sales Manager. Classic and I have had a mutually beneficial partnership for years. Based on my experience with Classic and their Distributors, I can say without any hesitation that they are the exhibit industry’s leading private-label manufacturer. I look forward to working with Classic distributors in a different role with the goal of growing our partnership and business together!”

According to Kevin Carty, Executive VP at Classic Exhibits, “We are delighted to have Gina as part of the Classic Exhibits Family! Although, to be honest, she has always been a part of the extended family because of our long-term partnership with Taylor/Optima. Knowing Gina personally and professionally now for nearly 20 years, I am excited for our Classic Distributor Partners who will be working with a person of such high character and professionalism. She joins Jen LaBruzza, Tom Beard, and Harold Mintz in their respective regions. Our Distributor Partner Family is in the BEST hands anyone could ask for.”

You can contact Gina Porcaro at Or message her via LinkedIn at


Classic Exhibits Inc. – Based in Portland, Oregon, Classic Exhibits Inc. designs and builds exhibit and event structures for Exhibit Houses and Distributors throughout North America. As a private-label manufacturer, Classic fills a unique role within the exhibit industry. The company works with client-facing exhibit companies to assist them with portable, modular, and custom projects, both purchase and rental, as an “invisible” partner.

There are more than 200 Classic Exhibits Distributors in North America and in select international markets. For more information, see, and   

Classic Exhibits National Sales Territory