CLEVELAND, OH – JBK Group, Inc, dba Event Source and Panache Party Rental, has promoted two key executives to the Vice President level. Jeremy Halaska and Debbie Halkovics were formerly the Executive Directors of their departments for Event Source and have been promoted to VP of Operations and VP of Sales and Marketing of both Event Source and Panache Party Rental, respectively.
“As our business has expanded into two distinct markets, we’ve had the opportunity to grow our teams and elevate our management roles,” said John Bibbo, President of Event Source and Panache Party Rental. “Both Debbie and Jeremy have been integral leaders in our company’s growth thus far. This promotion gives them the ability to lead Event Source and Panache Party Rental into the future.”
Jeremy Halaska has spent nearly 20 years working his way through the ranks of Event Source. He joined the company for a summer job while in high school. After making his rounds in all product-related operations departments, he served as a manager in each of five internal departments and later Executive Director. Coupled with experience in Management By Objectives, Warehouse Workflow Design, Lean Production, and Transportation Logistics, Jeremy has elevated every department he has managed. Currently, as VP of Operations, Halaska’s role entails working closely with the Ownership and Executive leadership teams as well as all future leaders in the organization. He oversees all warehouse and transportation personnel, works closely with IT to implement software, and has interviewed thousands of Event Source and Panache Party Rental candidates to build the foundation for the world-class team in place today.
“Evaluate and cultivate, that’s the mantra,” Jeremy Halaska, Vice President of Operations, commented. “My entire career at Event Source has been laser-focused on three things: People, Processes, and Products. In all of my roles throughout the years, I have been fortunate to learn from many mentors both inside and outside the Event Rental Industry. Thanks to our growth, we have new positions opening up that we can fill with the talent we already have. Today I work on passing what I learned to them. That’s the most rewarding part.”
Debbie Halkovics is a sales strategist and expert who has earned promotions and awards for her ability to ask the right questions, listen carefully and provide well-considered solutions for her clients and employers. Before transitioning to Event Source, Debbie worked as a Senior Business Solutions Manager, managing a national account with over $89 billion in assets for Diebold Nixdorf, Inc., a publicly traded security and financial solution provider. Since 2012, Debbie has made a positive impact at Event Source as Senior Account Executive, Director of Sales, and Executive Director of Sales and Marketing. She leads over 30 sales and marketing staff members across the two companies and six offices.
“Growing our business is always what we strive. Our sales and marketing teams work to promote the company, and now we can promote those team members as Jeremy, and my role responsibilities have expanded” said Debbie Halkovics, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
John Bibbo has led Event Source and Panache Party Rental to become one of the largest sources for event rental products in the Midwest and Florida respectively. His expertise is reflected in his total commitment to customer service and satisfaction, state-of-the-art operations, and top quality products. John initiated the Special Event Business Analysis Group, completed a term as the Party and Special Interest Group Chairman for the American Rental Association (ARA) board of directors, and recently earned the nod of ARA’s President-Elect in 2018, the highest industry-related leadership role which one can serve.
Event Source has been recognized with numerous regional and national awards for leadership and excellence in the rental industry and earned five consecutive “Top Workplaces” honors by Workplace Dynamics. Both companies are actively hiring in both sales and operational roles.
For more information about Event Source, visit EventSource.com. For more information about Panache Party Rental, visit PanachePartyRental.com.
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