Moss® is the world's largest tension fabric manufacturer and unsurpassed leader in single-source brand marketing solutions

As inventors of the technology, we first brought tension fabric to large scale face-to-face marketing. Beyond trade shows, we bring tension fabric to retail, education, corporate environments, sports & beyond - along with global production and installation of environmental decor in a huge variety of materials.

Our story starts with the epiphany of tension fabric - printed or unprinted fabric stretched over an aluminum frame to create organic and rectilinear shapes. After disrupting the traditional suite of heavy trade exhibit materials in the early 80’s, we evolved to change the world of printed branding materials.  

We pioneered digital printing on fabric and continue as leaders in quality and versatility of available rigid & woven substrates. Moss's Photo Fabric™ inkjet dye-sublimation printing and UV ink flatbed printing techniques show off ultra-fine detail and resolution for vibrant colors and deep black. 

A management team of experienced industry veterans leads Moss, driven to exceed expectations for quality, collaboration and service for all of our customers across exhibits, events, retail, corporate environments, sports, museums, hospitality, restaurants and transportation. Our account executives are nationwide and are backed by an experienced team of project managers who oversee projects from quoting through completion. We also have a perpetually active & creative R&D team pioneering first-in-class solutions. 

At Moss, we stand behind our product guarantees, enjoy collaboration, and offer attentive service - from technical design partnership and project review at our facilities to emergency assistance through our after-hours help line. With corporate
headquarters & 
two manufacturing plants in Chicago, Moss also has domestic production
in Salt Lake 
City as well as headquarters and manufacturing for Moss Europe in
Lennestadt, Germany and Changzhou, China operations beginning in 2017.

An inspired history, from artistic tents to exhibit excellence and expansion
Moss' rich history begins with a 20th century visionary: Bill Moss, an artist and industrial design wizard who invented the technology of “tensioned fabric”.
1955

Bill designed and patented the first "pop-up" tent in 1955.

In 1983, Moss brought its expertise in curvilinear designs in lightweight fabric and frame to the Outdoor Retailer Show as a backdrop for its products. That first tensioned fabric display caused a stir in the industry as exhibitors recognized the advantages with a solution that was comparatively lightning-fast to assemble and dismantle.

1983
2002

A passion for innovation continued to move Moss ahead. Moss increased its manufacturing capability by acquiring Exhibit Architecture in 2002, located outside Chicago, and in 2006 opened a rental depot in Las Vegas.

In 2007, Moss partnered with Nichols Inc., a company with its own history of pioneering fabric printing. The combination of Nichols' premier printing and Moss' exceptional engineering in crafting custom tensioned fabric structures allowed the company to significantly increase production capacity and product offerings to all markets served.

2007
2010

In 2010 Moss again expanded its product offering with the purchase of Pink Inc. in New York. Pink, one of the premiere brands in the event décor industry, added a line of creative and unique event products to further diversify Moss’ offerings. In 2011 Pink relocated and opened a showroom and headquarters in Soho and rental warehouse in Secaucus, NJ.

The newest member added to the Moss family is Flying Colors, located in Berkeley, CA. Flying Colors has been renown in the sports industry as a top provider of design, program management and installation for venue and event branding. Backed by Moss’ production capability, Flying Colors instantly became an enhanced complete solution for its broad customer base.

2013

In December, 2013, Moss took a major leap forward, reenergizing its family of brands and carrying them into the future with a unified Moss identity. Moss, Flying Colors and Pink evolved into Moss Exhibits, Moss Sports and Moss Events, directly connecting each with the qualities that the Moss name and all of its resources have stood for: innovation, partnership, reliability and exceptional quality. All of Moss continues to be inspired by our founder’s enthusiasm for creative problem-solving and innovative design.

In 2014, Moss added Andrés Imaging & Graphics of Chicago, broadening its solutions mix. Andrés had long been a nationally recognized digital print & fabrication leader in branded environments including retail, corporate, museums, events, and sports. André Schellenberg, the company's namesake, was the original founder of “The Foto Lab” in 1974. Among its history, Andrés introduced direct prints from transparencies, dye transfer prints from scanner separations, and the first electrostatic print transfers into materials never printed on before. The diverse products, fabrication, and substrate knowledge of Andrés, as well as its installation services company The Precision Group, further solidified Moss's leading product and service offerings.

2014

Moss leads the Trade Show Exhibit, Corporate & Retail Environments, Events and Sports Venue tension fabric and branded decor industry

Our executive leadership is dedicated to meeting and exceeding expectations of quality, collaboration and service by delivering exceptional solutions for any need. We understand that the experience is everything - both with our finished products and the partnership that we have with you, our customer.
Dan Patterson
Dan Patterson
President & CEO

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A veteran of the Exhibits and Events markets, Dan brings a wealth of industry experience to Moss. Dan was previously employed by George P. Johnson for 10 years as Senior Vice President & General Manager, Detroit & Nashville. He led two U.S. divisions including the company’s largest headquarters. Prior to George P. Johnson, Dan was President & General Manager of Exhibitgroup/Giltspur Chicago, which was their largest division. Dan integrated major strategic acquisitions, obtaining synergies through cost reductions, cross-selling and increased product line penetration. Dan holds a BA from UCLA and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Bob Frey
Bob Frey
Executive Vice President, Research & Development

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Bob joined Moss through the company's acquisition of Nichols in 2007. Prior to the acquisition, Bob was instrumental in managing all production and new product development activities for the organization and grew the company significantly in a seven-year period. Upon joining Moss, Bob took over all R&D activities for the company and has since brought several new products per year to market, including the EZ Fabric Wall System, the first modular wall system for trade show booths designed for fabric graphics. Bob holds a BS from Worcester Polytechnic and an MBA from Dartmouth University.
Mark Ollinger
Mark Ollinger
Chief Financial Officer

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Mark joined Moss in June 2009. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer for KKSP Precision Machining. Prior to KKSP, Mark worked in the trade show industry, spending 11 years with Exhibitgroup/Giltspur, now Global Experience Specialists. Mark's chief experience included Vice President & Controller positions.
Dan  Scandiff
Dan Scandiff
Executive Vice President, Sales

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Dan brings strategic sales leadership as the former Executive Vice President of Andres, serving in the role for 16 years. Recognized by clients for creativity and exceptional problem solving and communication skills, Dan has proven abilities in nurturing relationships with clients that have been with the company for a decade, and in continually developing new relationships with Fortune 500 companies.
Sarah Browning
Sarah Browning
Senior Vice President, Operations

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Sarah is an inventive, fearless, and strategic leader who uses a multi-disciplined approach to drive best in class operations. Sarah joined Moss in 1998 and previously held Executive Director and Director Positions in Strategic Business Operations, Product Management, Technical Services and Manufacturing at Moss. As Senior Vice President of Operations, she oversees three manufacturing plants and multiple rental fulfillment facilities. Sarah is an expert in instituting robust and lean operations, cost-reduction, production and materials planning, team-building and supervision, and process optimization. Sarah is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and holds an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management where she graduated with distinction.
Jim Lundberg
Jim Lundberg
Senior Vice President, Project Administration

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Jim has extensive experience in exhibit construction, plant management and sales operations and sets a high standard of excellence for quality and service throughout Moss. Prior to joining Moss, Jim was previously at Exhibitgroup/Giltspur from 1993 to 2008 where he served as Vice President Midwest Sales, Expo Services & Rental Solutions and previously as General Manager of the Chicago division and Vice President of Sales Operations. Jim holds a BS from Illinois State University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.
Jim Lovelady
Jim Lovelady
Senior Vice President, Sales & Enterprise Sales Operations

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Jim joined Moss in 2013 bringing with him a depth of sales leadership, enterprise software, and web marketing experience. Jim was most recently with Demand Dynamix, Inc., where he was Senior Managing Partner and consultant to Moss. His extensive sales leadership experience includes ExhibitGroup/Giltspur, where he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Jim oversees Moss Exhibits & Events and Retail & Environments sales and serves as the strategic leader for Moss enterprise sales operations. A Six Sigma Black Belt, Jim graduated from Cleary University. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Heidi Katherine
Heidi Katherine
Vice President of Creative Design

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Heidi is a creative problem solver who embraces every opportunity to leverage collaboration and strategic innovation. Heidi arrived at Moss from Global Experience Specialists where she developed high-impact, multi-functional products for exhibition rental. Prior to that role, she lead product development at Maya Romanoff, where she created surface materials for hospitality and retail environments. Heidi holds a BFA in Theatre Design and Production from the University of Michigan, a MS in Digital Imaging and Design from NYU, and is a Stanford trained Design Thinker.
Joe Donley
Joe Donley
Vice President, Production Logistics

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An Exhibit Industry and Design professional with a focus on Fabric Structures for over 30 years, Joe joined Moss in 1996 and has held positions of Graphics Director, Operations Manager, General Manager and is currently Vice President of Production Logistics managing all Purchasing, Inventory, and Logistics for all Moss facilities.
Yvonne  Illenberg
Yvonne Illenberg
Director of Accounting

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Previously the Accounting Manager, Yvonne has been with Moss since 2009. Yvonne holds CPA and CGMA designations and earned her MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Her prior accounting manager and director roles include the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association.
Jason Diesman
Jason Diesman
Director of Technical Design

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As the Director of Technical Design, Jason is responsible for managing the daily operations of the technical design team in all U.S. locations, ensuring performance at a world class standard of excellence. Additionally, Jason is responsible for collaborating with customers, sales, and operations on solution development, enhancing customer satisfaction, increasing company profitability, and achieving continual improvement of our technical design standards and methodologies. Prior to Moss, Jason served in multiple leadership positions at Sonoco Alloyd, including Manager of Engineering Products. Jason holds a BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Northern Illinois University.

Moss supports a positive work environment that embraces diversity and truly supports equal opportunity for individual growth and personal success.

Our environment is enhanced by the high caliber of our professional and production employees. We are headquartered in Chicago with manufacturing facilities in Chicago and Salt Lake City. We have rental depots in Las Vegas, Chicago, and New York.

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