LIVONIA — EWI Worldwide, a global live communications company, has named David Bean as corporate president. Bean will serve such industries as healthcare, technology, aerospace, financial services, and automotive by leading the company’s service groups, which represent a unique mix of exhibits, events, retail, digital engagements, and on-site labor capabilities.
“David brings deep knowledge and first-hand experience to every aspect of the business we handle,” said Dominic Silvio, chairman & CEO, EWI Worldwide. “His solid credentials and displays of character speak for themselves, making him the right fit for leading EWI Worldwide and what’s next for live communications.”
Bean has developed multi-channel programs for global brands domestically and abroad, covering more than 30 countries, and has lived or worked as an expatriate in Europe and Asia. He has delivered solutions across the broad landscape of live communications for brands such as IBM, Motorola, Cessna, Medco Health Solutions and LaSalle Bank, as well as significant automotive OEMs. Throughout his 30 year career, he has served in many roles including creative, operations, production, services and business development.
“Business — like any personal relationship — is best done up-close and in-person,” said Bean. “With the world’s buying habits changing, world-class marketers are recognizing the need to put products in hands, place butts in seats, and create moments in which their full suite of service offerings can be experienced. This is an exciting time for our industry because there is no better way to build deep connections between brands and customers.”
EWI’s 2012 revenue was approximately $160 million and it delivers nearly 900 live brand experiences a year. The company continues to grow strategically, adding services, resources and subject matter expertise to best serve client needs and respond to the global marketplace. Clients include Ford Motor Co., HTC, Chrysler, Abbott Medical Optics, Kia Motors, Dana Corporation, Henry Schein, and AT&T.
Bean joins Silvio working out of EWI’s world headquarters in Livonia. Bean has a bachelor of fine arts in design and an art teaching certificate from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the EWI Worldwide board of directors.