Paul Stanley, 25-year events industry veteran and one of the first employees hired at the Oregon Convention Center, is promoted to manage operations services for event set-up and housekeeping at the Pacific Northwest’s largest convention venue.
Portland, OR -- The Oregon Convention Center has chosen Paul Stanley, a longtime event operations supervisor with the convention center, to serve as the center’s operations manager for event setup and housekeeping services. Stanley will plan and coordinate the daily operations of housekeeping, event waste management and recycling services, and event setup and teardown logistics in the one million sq. ft. Oregon Convention Center, the largest convention venue in the Pacific Northwest. Stanley will manage a workforce of 38 employees. He began his new post February 1, 2008.
Stanley has more than 25 years experience in event operations management and facility maintenance. He joined the Oregon Convention Center as an event setup supervisor in 1990, the year the Oregon Convention Center opened. "Paul has extraordinary knowledge of our venue and has proven his commitment to providing our customers with the best possible experience," said Executive Director Jeff Blosser. "Paul is well liked and respected by our clients and co-workers and has done a tremendous job of ensuring that when the doors to a room are opened, everything will ready and on schedule."
Having in-depth knowledge of the physical event spaces and experience setting rooms with precision and timely coordination are essential to the success of hosting large conventions, meetings and tradeshows because the physical requirements of each event are so varied. "Paul has a keen understanding of every aspect of planning and coordinating the physical setup of events," said Operations Director Ryan Thorpe. "His experience and attention to detail are a great strength for our operations."
Stanley previously worked in utility maintenance positions at Portland, Oregon venues that include Memorial Coliseum and Civic Stadium (now PGE Park), where he was promoted to team leader.
Paul is a graduate of the International Association of Assembly Managers Public Assembly Facility Management School. He has twice received the distinguished Circle of Excellence Award from the Oregon Convention Center for his achievements and outstanding performance.