The Rogers Company Names Rick Busby As New PresidentMay 03, 2016
Current President Jeffrey Blackwell Retires; New President Sees Tremendous Momentum in Company
Mentor, OH – May 3, 2016 – The Rogers Company announced today that Jeffrey Blackwell, after 15 years of service, is retiring from his position as the company’s president and that Rick Busby has been named as the new president. After working extensively with Blackwell and his team, Busby has taken over as president of the company as of April 1, 2016. The Rogers Company is a leader in designing and building immersive marketing environments including trade show displays, show rooms and permanent branded installations for clients in the U.S. and around the world.
“This is an exciting time for me and for the Rogers Company,” said Busby who has worked for decades in the creative capital and branding industries. “Getting to know Jeff’s team has been a tremendous opportunity and I’m looking forward to working with the team and our clients in the future.”
Busby brings to Rogers a wealth of experience working with global brands and products in both the Consumer and B2B spaces. In executive leadership positions at American Greetings he oversaw the strategic planning and product placement with major brand partners, and was highly involved with manufacturing and global sourcing on the forecasting and execution of key categories for the organization. Another career highlight for Busby was at Golden Books Family Entertainment, a highly recognized children’s literature publisher and consumer brand. Busby worked for Golden Books in management capacities of sales, marketing, and supply chain.
“My career has really formed around the idea of how to bring together creative thinking with production implementation that is on-time, and on budget,” said Busby. “I think that fits perfectly with the work that we do here at Rogers. There is a fantastic creative team, but there is an equally talented team of people that ensures designs come to life, are shipped and assembled on time and within budget, and ultimately represent the finest in our clients’ brands around the world. There is tremendous momentum at this company and I am honored to be working with the talent and legacy of this organization.”
“My journey with the Rogers Company has been incredible,” said Jeffrey Blackwell. “Handing over the reins is never easy, but after working with Rick, I feel that Rogers, its employees, and our clients are in good hands.”
Founded in 1945 by scenic artist, Van Rogers, the Rogers Company was originally known as Rogers Display Studios. Rogers was a pioneer in the display industry who not only worked with the Walt Disney Company, but was also instrumental in helping to establish several industry trade organizations that still exist today.
For over 70 years, The Rogers Company has been an award winning designer and manufacturer of branded environments for trade shows, corporate events, showrooms, customer experience centers, corporate interiors and executive conference centers. In addition, The Rogers Company is also a full service trade show and event implementation partner providing turnkey services and support for our clients throughout the country.
The Rogers Company is owned by Nesco Incorporated, a holding company of independently operated businesses. Founding in 1956, the Nesco family of companies proudly serves a diverse range of industries helping to bring quality, innovation, and efficiency to domestic & global markets. Nesco Inc. is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
Photo caption: Rick Busby, president of The Rogers Company