Contact: Donna M. Autuori
Autuori Corporate Communications, Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SmartSource® Computer & Audio Visual Rentals (“SmartSource,” Hauppauge, NY, www.smartsourcerentals.com), one of the nation’s leading providers of computer, audio visual (AV) and technology solutions for businesses and events, announced the appointment of John Alcure as Director of Sales working from the company’s Chicago office. Alcure, who will be responsible for overseeing the region’s local sales and call center operations, brings over 25 years of sales management experience, predominantly in the travel, hospitality, trade show and event management industries.
“John is a sales visionary who has consistently demonstrated the ability to drive new customer relationships and substantially increase revenues,” said Jeffrey Byrne, Vice President of Sales at SmartSource. “His broad knowledge across key areas of operation, from enterprise sales, trade show services and call center management, to strategic planning, project management and process improvement will make him an asset to our organization and our customers.”
Alcure most recently served as Vice President – Strategic Accounts with PSAV Presentation Services (Schiller Park, IL) where he provided leadership to a cross functional team in managing PSAV’s largest hotel partnership. He is credited with generating a 15% increase in year one sales, building new relationships in over 50 key locations, and increasing the organization’s visibility within the business travel industry sector through his involvement in Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).
Prior to his role with PSAV, Alcure was a Vice President – Business Development & Client Services with AmTrav Inc. (Chicago, IL). There, his achievements included: tripling the size of the corporate division while increasing key client retention to 98% over a five-year period, and successfully selling 90% of the company’s top 25 accounts. John was also successful in establishing new partnerships with expense management companies and international travel management organizations, allowing AmTrav to expand its reach both domestically and globally.
Alcure holds a Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts from St. John’s University (Jamaica, NY).
He resides in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
About SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals
SmartSource® Computer & Audio Visual Rentals is the trusted expert in technology solutions for businesses and events and maintains the largest national footprint in the computer and audio visual rental space. SmartSource is widely recognized for its breadth and depth of offerings and seamless systems integration for even the most complex temporary installations. By leveraging high performance IT, AV, and the latest interactive technologies, SmartSource helps marketers effectively convey and distill their brand messages with optimum, impactful impressions. SmartSource has fully-staffed and equipped branch offices in 21major metropolitan markets. Founded in 1984 as Rent-a-PC, the company was the pioneer market maker in technology rentals. For more information, visit: www.smartsourcerentals.com or call: 800-888-8686.