As the president and owner of ATS, Mike Schwartz's goal is to make every tradeshow a rousing success for his clients. A graduate of the University of New Orleans, Mike has dedicated himself to offering the most cutting edge technology and best customer service in the tradeshow industry since he founded ATS in 1996. His B.S. in Geology, combined with eight years of working as an Environmental Consultant, has made him a big proponent of using sustainable materials and green technologies in ATS products and services. Mike personally attends over 20 tradeshows a year, mingling with clients to find out how ATS can make their lives easier. When not traveling, you can find him at home in Louisiana enjoying the great outdoors with his wife and two boys, Jack and Pete, or on the tennis court channeling Roger Federer.
What is your hidden talent?
I can juggle
If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
Professional Tennis player
Peter SchulzVice President / General Manager
General Manager and Vice President Pete Schulz’s favorite saying is, “you have two ears and one mouth, so use them proportionately.” Good news for ATS clients. Understanding each tradeshow is unique. Pete listens carefully, gleaning each client’s objectives to customize a package of products and services that fit their specific needs. An LSU alum, during football season, he wears both his heart and the purple and gold on his sleeve. When not traveling to catch up with clients at tradeshows across the country, he is home in Louisiana with his wife and three children. Except, of course, for Wednesday evenings, when you will find him on the basketball court perfecting his three-pointer.
Do you have a favorite quote?
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we respond
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Take care of my family, then a new boat!!
PAUL BREMONDSenior Director of Sales
With over 20 years of experience in the convention industry as an event coordinator, managing tradeshow computer rentals and registrations, Sr. Director of Sales Paul Bremond has a deep understanding of the challenges that meeting planners and show managers face. Paul's priority is to work tirelessly with clients to tailor ATS' products and services to meet the unique needs of their show. His ultimate goal is to help clients achieve success because their success is his success!
Born in New Orleans, Paul attended Southeastern Louisiana University. As a Big Easy resident, he's a devoted Saints fan. Paul also loves to travel and has been to 35 states and 12 countries, attending tradeshows and enjoying himself. When he's not traveling, you'll find him spending quality time with his wife and two daughters or with a fishing rod in hand
What show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love?
You've Got Mail.
If you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Holy cow, easiest question yet… STELLA ARTOIS. Pretty much holds true currently.
liz stricklandSenior Director of Technology
I have been programming computers and playing computer games since 1974, virtually from the stone and chisel days. I have provided software in a variety of environments including medical lab testing, nuclear power stations, airport flight displays, and many others. I have been working at American Tradeshow Services since 2011.
What music is on your iPhone/Android phone?
My favorite type of music is 1960’s folk such as Pete Seeger and Peter, Paul, and Mary, though I am also passionate about Beethoven symphonies.
People would be surprised if they knew:
Many people would be surprised to learn that at one time I was a scuba instructor. I still fondly carry the memories of my honeymoon on a remote island off the coast of Belize, oh to have frozen time during that week!
PurlChief Happiness Officer