Chicago Scenic Names Blasko Ristic President

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

Blasko steps into the new role from his current position that involves leading several key Chicago Scenic client projects —and helping to shape our strategy, operations, and sales targeting. Blasko’s 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.

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,” Doepel added.

Bob 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.

“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.”

Chicago Scenic is celebrating four decades as one of America’s premiere design/build resources for corporate branding and events, museums, theatre, and TV/film clients.

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