Floreano Succeeds Retiring CEO Bill Dierberger, Who Will Remain on the Board

EAGAN, MNSkyline Displays LLC, a leading provider of displays, exhibits, and related services for trade shows and corporate events, announced today that Anthony Floreano has been named as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Floreano succeeds Bill Dierberger, who is retiring after serving as President and CEO for 11 years. Mr. Dierberger will continue to serve on Skyline’s Board of Directors.

 

Floreano brings a strong background in the event space, having spent 14 years at The Freeman Company, a global events agency offering complete solutions for trade shows and corporate events.  At Freeman, Floreano most recently served as a Senior Vice President responsible for leading the design, graphics, and corporate accounts organizations.  Earlier in his career, he served as the Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer of the EMEA Region (based in the United Kingdom) and Vice President of Operations for the Northeast Region.

Floreano commented, “I am very excited for this opportunity to partner with Skyline’s team and dealers to continue the company’s long history of growth, innovation, and strong customer service. I am also grateful to be able to leverage Bill’s invaluable expertise as he continues on as a board member,” says Floreano.

Dierberger added, “After 15 years in leadership roles at Skyline, I care deeply about the people, customers, and dealers who have helped build the company over the past two decades.  Anthony understands the culture and quality that has driven our success and strong customer relationships, and I am confident that he will make a great CEO.  Anthony brings great experience and fits well with the collaborative, team driven culture we have worked to achieve at Skyline, and I look forward to working with him.”

Skyline Displays LLC is a portfolio company of Gemspring Capital, a Westport, Connecticut-based private equity firm. Don Gerne, Managing Director of Gemspring Capital, added, “We are excited to welcome Anthony to the Skyline family and are confident in his ability to lead the company during its next stage of growth. Anthony has a wealth of experience and is well respected throughout the industry. He is a thoughtful and decisive leader that will continue to build on the Skyline legacy. We would also like to thank Bill for his incredible leadership and contributions to Skyline, which have laid the foundation for the company’s very bright future.”

About Skyline Displays LLC

Headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, Skyline is a leading vertically integrated provider of displays, exhibits, and related services for trade shows and large corporate events.  In addition to trade show booth design and build services, Skyline’s solution offerings include installation and dismantle, asset management, exhibit storage, rental and show services.  Skyline is a recognized leader in the industry, with an exceptional reputation for quality, design and service.  For more information, please visit www.skyline.com.

About Gemspring Capital

Gemspring Capital, a Westport, Connecticut-based private equity firm with over $1.5 billion of capital under management, provides flexible capital solutions to lower middle market companies. Gemspring partners with talented management teams and takes a partnership approach to helping drive revenue growth and value creation. Target companies have up to $500 million in revenue and are in the aerospace & defense, business services, consumer services, financial & insurance services, healthcare services, industrial services, software & tech-enabled services, or specialty manufacturing sectors. For more information, visit www.gemspring.com.