Logistics & Onsite Services

At ATS, our logistics and onsite team prepares the equipment to ensure proper functionality. We build the bridge from the planning stage to implementation onsite to achieve a prosperous event.

Mike Truesdell

Director of Onsite Services
985.809.0600 ext 216

I have been working at American Tradeshow for 15 years now. I started as an onsite tech and now in charge of our logistics and inventory division. Before this job I worked in the convention business in another capacity. I have seen it all when it comes to convention services. I have a wife and two children. When I am not working I like to ride my bike along some of our great bike paths in Mandeville, LA. I grew up in downtown New Orleans but as I have gotten older and more of a family man I prefer the quiet suburb life of Mandeville. I do on occasion like to have a staycation in New Orleans. Of course like any other New Orleanian I love the Saints, Pelicans and the LSU tigers Geaux Tigers!!!

  • What is the best book you have ever read?

    I read interview with a vampire in eighth grade and it was one of the few books at that age that I actually really got into

  • If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

    If I could learn how to do anything it would be play the piano

Alex buras

Manager of Onsite Services

Tyler Burke

Logistics Manager

Tyler Burke is our Logistics Manager. Lifelong Louisiana resident, born in Metairie and raised in Slidell. Huge sports fanatic, diehard fan of the Saints, Pelicans, and LSU. When he is not coordinating the logistics of 600+ tradeshows a year, he enjoys watching sports and video games.
  • What is your hidden talent?

    I can solve a Rubik’s Cube within 2 minutes.

  • What did you want to be when growing up?

    NBA player, my height didn’t agree with me.

Patrick Schwaner

Logistics Assistant
985.809.0600 ext 224

 Patrick is a Louisiana native with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University. With a background in hospitality management, he enjoys the fast-paced, team-oriented environment at ATS. When he’s not at work you will likely find Patrick spending time with his wife and son, on a hiking trail, or watching New Orleans Saints football.
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  • What is your favorite movie and favorite book?

    My favorite movie is "Back to the Future" and my favorite book is "1984."