“The naming of a VP of Production Solutions comes at a time when our business is booming. With the addition of Jose Cadena to our Executive Team, we will continue to advance our strategy internally while in tandem managing the dynamic and challenging landscape of the industry,” said Tim Dyer, Cogent Executive Vice President.
Dyer added, “The addition of a VP of Production Solutions will also enable the current Executive Team to spend more time focusing on the company’s long-term strategic direction, ensuring continued growth and productivity across North America. We will be engaging even more with our clients and industry leaders on key issues facing the future of the Audio Visual, Corporate, Production, and Social Event arms of the business from an executive level.”
Jose Cadena most recently served as Director of Global Accounts at Production Resource Group’s Corporate and Events division with locations throughout North America and Europe. Prior to his current role, Cadena served as Show Operations Production Manager of the same group for six years.
Cadena said, “The opportunity to have worked in such a dynamic and diverse industry, with experience in corporate events, experiential meetings, product launches and one-of-a-kind special events over the last 25 years has given me a background that I believe is ideally suited to join the Cogent Executive team in their pursuit of being a highly valued partner to all of the great organizations serving the association and event markets. Cogent’s commitment to innovation, service and unmatched value creation for our customers is a commitment that I look forward to contributing to as member of the team.”
Over the course of his career Cadena has held a number of senior leadership positions across a range of businesses and geographies. Prior to the acquisition of Davis Audio Visual, LLC by PRG, he served as the Vice President of Production the regionally based premium provider of audiovisual and staging solutions. As a precursor to joining Davis, he served for over 15 years in various capacities with Presentation Services Audio Visual (PSAV), most recently as Senior Event Technology Director, based in Dallas, TX. Prior to that, Cadena held various roles and other positions within the company.
Dyer concluded, “Jose is a seasoned and trusted leader who has a history of delivering results. He is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization and accountability within Cogent, with a laser-focus on operational excellence. I have tremendous confidence in Jose’s ability to provide industry leading creative solutions to customer events.”
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