Jon most recently held the position of VP of Operations with Arena Americas and has over 18 years of special events experience. Jon joined the equipment rental industry over 15 years ago and has managed large profit centers in the structure, staging, entertainment power/HVAC and other related event rental fields. He has been with Arena for over 6 years and has spent time managing the northeast region, working with the U.S. military on large projects, developing business opportunities on a national basis and furthering Arena’s operational initiatives. Jon was also instrumental in securing the multi-year USGA agreement and successfully delivering the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay.
“It is an honor to be a part of an innovative industry leader such as Arena who has a strong history of successful partnerships with its customers and certainly the best team in the business. Together we will continue to propel the growth of the company which is exciting.” said Jon Tabeling.
Greg Lawless, Arena Group CEO, made the following statement: “We are confident that Jon’s experience, leadership and strong operational background will be instrumental in furthering the growth of Arena Americas.”
Lawless went on to say, “On a Group wide basis, Arena continues to grow its global footprint and now has 800 employees in 15 locations in eight different countries. 2015 is proving to be a record year for the Group with projects such as the US Open at Chambers Bay, the Rugby World Cup in the UK, the Presidents Cup later this year in Asia, the delivery of seven Test Events in Rio in advance of the Rio 2016 Olympics, as well as the delivery of a host of annual iconic events across the Globe.”
Arena Americas was acquired and rebranded by the Arena Group in 2013. Arena Americas is a market share leader with the largest tent/clearspan structure and arcum structure rental inventory in North America. Arena Americas also offers highly technical and specialized services including in-house design and manufacturing capabilities, strong custom graphics capabilities, and industry-leading safety and training protocols.