IMS Expands Orlando Office

Posted on: March 6th, 2018

IMS Technology Services, a six-time INC 5000 Fastest Growing Company honoree and award-winning provider of event staging and systems integration solutions, is pleased to announce the expansion of our Orlando, Florida office.

“Our expanded Southeast Regional office will help us to continue serve our clients nationally, as well as support all IMS clients with events in Florida and the surrounding states. IMS will deliver creative, innovative solutions to our clients and expand IMS’s operational footprint.” said IMS COO Paul Wedesky, CASE, CMP. “With the expansion of the office, we have also hired a team of experienced professionals to ensure that clients receive the outstanding level of service and professionalism that they have come to expect from IMS.”

The new IMS team members in Orlando are:

Dieter Burgoa, CMP – Director of Sales

Dieter Burgoa, CMP is a passionate AV and production leader with nearly 20 years of sales, operations, and hospitality experience. He has excelled in operations, sales and leadership roles for PSAV, where he spent 8 years in Mexico and 6 years in Orlando. Dieter is a Certified Meeting Professional and holds a BA in Electronic and Communications Engineering from UIA in Mexico City. He has been active member of MPI since 2008, and has served on the board of directors for both the Mexico and Orlando chapters.

Freda Agner – Senior Project Manager

Freda Agner brings 21 years of audio visual and project management experience to IMS. She has maintained long-term relationships across North America with hosting venues, technology vendors and talented experts in the AV industry during her career. Career highlights include being awarded the technology and AV rental contract for The World Symposium of Endometriosis (4000 physicians attending, representing 39 states and 41 countries) which was internationally broadcast and webcast via satellite up/down link featuring incoming and outgoing video conferencing from Tennessee, California and Italy. This was flawlessly executed to educate the attending clientele and over 2000 virtual attendees about the advancement in Women’s Health and surgery techniques. Freda’s specialties include large-scale conferences, tradeshows, corporate events, associations and multiple location training efforts, with a proven track record of managing sophisticated, concurrent programs.

Stephanie Willingham – Event Staging Technician

Stephanie hails from Georgia and attended Georgia State University before she was accepted for an internship with the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts. After the completion of her internship, Stephanie attended the Art Institute of Seattle for Video Production, where she worked as a student ambassador and teaching assistant until she graduated with honors in 2008. She received national recognition on two of her demo reel videos which were used to recruit future students. Stephanie spent at 8 years at Walt Disney World, holding iconic roles like being a Jungle Cruise Skipper, Haunted Mansion maid, and Kilimanjaro Safari Guide before moving on to a leadership role in Fantasyland to help open the world’s largest theme park expansion, new Fantasyland. In 2015, Stephanie accepted a position with PSAV to return to her technical roots. Stephanie comes to IMS with extensive experience in large general sessions, and is excited to bring this experience to IMS clients through her role as an event staging technician in Orlando.

“The expansion of our office in Orlando was a key component of our growth plan,” said IMS principal John Renninger. “Orlando is the first in a series of new office locations that are part of not only our strategic growth plan, but also a reflection of our commitment to building the best culture for our team. A network of offices across the country will allow us to be more efficient in supporting and staffing projects and provide a better balance of home versus travel time for our team.”