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ICUEE, Now The Utility Expo, Earns Number Two Spot in ‘Top Trade Shows’ List

Continued Growth Opportunities Reflected in New Name

 Over the years, ICUEE has become the utility industry’s premier platform for growth and that was recognized when ICUEE won the number-two spot in the annual Top Trade Show list produced by the Trade Show News Network(TSNN). TSNN is the online information resource for the exhibitions and events industry and ranks the top trade shows in the United States by exhibit space size.

ICUEE recently underwent a complete brand overhaul with its name changing to The Utility Expo. This all-inclusive name better reflects The Utility Expo experience – an event that introduces professionals from all utility sectors to the new equipment, ideas and innovations they need – all in one place. 

“It is an honor to be recognized by Trade Show News Network for the success of ICUEE on its largest show ever,” said John Rozum, director, Ag & Utility Exhibitions and Events and show director for ICUEE and now The Utility Expo.

Live demos and opportunities to “test drive” the equipment make it an outstanding show.

“From humble beginnings in a farm field in Elburn, Il, in 1964 to the premier platform for growth and development in the utility industry. We will continuously look for new ways to help the show deliver even more value for top manufacturers, service providers and utility professionals.” 

ICUEE hosted its largest show ever in 2019 with over 1,000 exhibitors on over 1.3 million square feet of show space. The show also was recognized by Trade Show Executive magazine in their “Fastest 50” growing trade shows award when the 2019 show saw its previous attendance record shattered by eight percent, welcoming over 19,000 attendees.

The Utility Expo looks to break even more records at its next show taking place from September 28-30, 2021 returning to Louisville and the Kentucky Exposition Center. Keep up to date on the show at www.theutilityexpo.com.

About The Utility Expo – The Utility Expo is the largest event for utility professionals and construction contractors seeking comprehensive insights into the latest industry technologies, innovations and trends.  The biennial trade show, known for equipment test drives and interactive product demonstrations, takes place in Louisville, KY. The next edition will be September 28-30, 2021.

ICUEE ROLLS OUT NEW NAME, IS NOW THE UTILITY EXPO

Name Change Reflects Continuous Improvements and Plan for Future of the Show

When utility professionals converge on Louisville, KY from September 28-30, 2021, they will find more education, more equipment manufacturers and service providers with the utility industry in mind and an all-new name – The Utility Expo. 

“Over the years, ICUEE has become the utility industry’s premier platform for growth and we are continuously looking for new ways to help the show deliver even more value for top manufacturers, service providers and utility professionals. And that starts with the new name – The Utility Expo,” said John Rozum, show director for The Utility Expo.  

This all-inclusive name better reflects The Utility Expo experience – an event that introduces professionals from all utility sectors to the new equipment, ideas and innovations they need – all in one place.

“We listened to our attendees and exhibitors and are building an industry event to help them grow their businesses,” said Dave Hughes, vice president of global sales for McElroy Manufacturing, Inc., and The Utility Expo 2021 show chair. “We are focused on continuing to improve the overall experience for all show participants and have some very exciting changes in store for 2021.  Our new name reflects our commitment and focus on the utility industry.”

ICUEE, now The Utility Expo, can trace its beginnings to the mid-1960’s, when Illinois Bell invited 12 trencher manufacturers to demonstrate equipment on the same day in the same field in Elburn, Illinois. Since that time, the show’s demonstration concept has been a defining characteristic of the event. 

“From those humble beginnings in a farm field in Northern Illinois, The Utility Expo has grown to become the leading utility event and one of the largest exhibitions of any industry in the United States,” said Rozum. “And while the name has changed, everything our exhibitors and attendees love about the show will remain the same, or get even better starting in 2021.”  

Mark your calendar: The Utility Expo will be held September 28-30, 2021 returning to Louisville and the Kentucky Exposition Center. Keep up to date on the show at www.theutilityexpo.com.

Exhibiting at The Utility Expo – The Utility Expo known, for its equipment test drives and interactive product demonstrations is the premier event for utility professionals and construction contractors. Showcase your brand to over 19,000 utility professionals and construction contractors from more than 60 countries and all facets of the utilities industry. Additional information can be found here

About The Utility Expo  – Formerly known as ICUEE, The Utility Expo is the largest event for utility professionals and construction contractors seeking comprehensive insights into the latest industry technologies, innovations and trends.  The biennial trade show, known for equipment test drives and interactive product demonstrations, takes place in Louisville, KY. The next edition will be September 28-30, 2021. 

ICUEE Adds New Chair and Vice-Chair for 2021

ICUEE – The Demo Expo announced that Dave Hughes, vice president of global sales for McElroy Manufacturing, Inc., has been named 2021 show chair. He will be leading the ICUEE management committee, a volunteer group of utility construction industry executives for overall show planning. 

ICUEE, or the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition, is the largest of its kind, known for the invaluable and numerous interactive product demonstrations that take place over the 3-day show. The biennial show last took place in 2019 and is set to reopen September 28 – 30, 2021.

“AEM is more than pleased to have Dave on board as the new chair for ICUEE 2021. His expertise and participation will be incredibly valuable to our team as we continue to work towards our goals for 2021. We know that Dave and the rest of our management committee all have a great vision of what ICUEE can and will be and we look forward to announcing some exciting changes in the coming year,” said ICUEE Show Director John Rozum.

“I am extremely pleased to accept this position for the 2021 show. I know that everyone on the committee is dedicated to best serving industry professionals by providing an interactive and valuable experience at ICUEE,” said Hughes.

Dave lives in Tulsa, OK and is married to Michele whom they have three children together. He attended the University of Oklahoma where he received his degree in Accounting and earned an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. Dave has served in many capacities at McElroy since joining in 2001. He is also the President and COO of Southern Specialties (SSC) based in Tulsa, OK.  

Hughes is returning to the ICUEE management committee as he served as the 2019 vice chair. 

He is also very active in Young President’s Organization (YPO) and has served his Tulsa Chapter in all of its major offices, including Chairman

ICUEE 2021 Also Names Show Vice Chair and Management Committee

Serving as vice chair of the ICUEE 2021 Management Committee is Julie Fuller, vice president of engineering, marketing and purchasing for Tadano Mantis Corporation. 

Here is the full roster of the ICUEE 2020 Management Committee.

  • Chris Brahler, President and CEO, TT Technologies Inc
  • Joe Caywood, Director of Marketing & Product Management, Terex Corporation
  • Andrew Christopher, Director, Corporate Business Division, John Deere Construction & Forestry
  • Mark Core, Executive Vice President & CMO, Vermeer Corporation
  • Bruce Farrar, Director – Industrial OEM Sales & Support, Cummins
  • Alessandro Ferrari, VP Sales, Prinoth
  • Jim Glazer, President, Elliott Equipment Company
  • Brian Metcalf, CEO, Ring-O-Matic
  • Sam Miceli, VP and GM, Vactor
  • Laura Ness Owens, VP Marketing, Doosan Bobcat
  • Bob Pettit, CEO, HAWE Hydraulics
  • Mike Popovich, VP Sales & Marketing – Excavators, Vacall/Gradall Industries Inc.
  • Jim Rauckman, Managing Member, Rauckman Utility Products
  • Mark Regan, Director of Sales, NA, Versalift
  • Kevin Smith, President, Hammerhead
  • Grant Williams, Marketing Campaign Manager, Altec Industries Inc.

ICUEE is the leading event for utility professionals and construction contractors seeking comprehensive insights into the latest industry technologies, innovations and trends.

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