Blasko Ristic Named as President of Chicago Scenic Studios

We are pleased to announce that Bob Doepel and our Board of Directors have appointed Blasko Ristic as president of Chicago Scenic Studios.

“We’re very excited to have Blasko on board and taking the reins as president of Chicago Scenic,” said Bob Doepel. “He’s collaborated with us for several years and brings more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in operations, engineering, sales, and marketing,” he added.

Doepel will continue as Chicago Scenic’s chairman of the board and primary brand ambassador, drawing on his wide reputation as a longtime dean of the scenic fabrication industry.

Ristic steps into the role as company president from his current focus leading several key Chicago Scenic client projects — and helping to shape the company’s strategy, operations, and sales targeting. His background includes global business experience at a wide range of companies including Marmon Group (Berkshire Hathaway), Amway, RR Donnelley, International Paper, and General Motors — among others.

“Chicago Scenic is an amazing company with a legendary reputation — I’m honored to help advance its tradition of great client service in such a dynamic industry,” said Blasko Ristic. “And to partner with Bob and our extended team of ‘maker geniuses’ — what a great opportunity to take Chicago Scenic to the next level,” Ristic added.

Blasko Ristic Named as President of Chicago Scenic Studios