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Renkus-Heinz Appoints Three New Team Members

Felicia Lopez joins the company as trade show & personnel coordinator joined by Derryl Webb as customer service manager and Marisa Lainson as marketing manager.
New Renkus-Heinz staff members Felicia Lopez, Derryl Webb and Marisa Lainson with president Monika Smetona.

Renkus-Heinz has announced the appointments of Felicia Lopez as trade show & personnel coordinator, Derryl Webb as customer service manager and Marisa Lainson as marketing manager.

“As we continue to strengthen our team, we are excited to have the opportunity to work with these dynamic individuals,” said Monika Smetona, president, Renkus-Heinz. “As a 40-plus-year-old company, we are aware of the necessity to bring on board passionate people with new and diverse ideas.”

Lopez brings an extensive background in customer service, client management and sales & logistics coordination to her new role, and most recently worked as a transportation specialist for Adesa Auction Operations. “I’ve always been passionate about music and live events,” she says. “After attending my first NAMM in 2018, I was enchanted, and I’m thrilled to now help coordinate Renkus-Heinz’s presence at industry shows. I can’t wait to get started, and I’m looking forward to making the company proud.”

Webb has more than 30 years of management experience and an additional 20-plus years as a technology business owner serving the hospitality industry. “I have always believed I am in the people business, so every day is a new opportunity to make a positive impact in someone’s life,” he states.

Coming to Renkus-Heinz with nearly 19 years of experience in communications, Lainson joins as marketing manager with a background primarily in copywriting, editing, design and media management. She recently finished her MFA at the University of California, Irvine, where she taught writing and research for the last three years and served as co-editor in chief of the university’s Faultline magazine.

“At heart, I’m a storyteller with a passion for digital media and messaging as a means of fostering connections between people,” she says. “I’m excited to join this team of passionate, skilled individuals and communicate how our products bring value to people’s lives.”

“I am always happy when someone joins our team – knowing there will be an infusion of new energy and ideas,” Smetona concludes. “Renkus-Heinz history is dependent on the new generation of team members to write our next chapter; I predict our future will be bright.”


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