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Arena Welcomes Sam Wagliardo as VP of Operations

Arena is pleased to announce that Sam Wagliardo is joining us as our new VP of Operations for the US region.

This is a pivotal moment for our organization, and Sam’s expertise will be instrumental in driving operational excellence across the business.

Sam brings 17 years of experience in the event rental industry, having honed his skills in operations management, profit and loss (P&L) management, supply chain optimization, and strategic leadership. Throughout his career, he’s been recognized for implementing lean manufacturing principles to boost productivity, control costs, and increase profitability.

Beyond his technical expertise, Sam thrives on strategic thinking and creative problem-solving. He enjoys fostering collaboration, building consensus, and pursuing continuous improvement.

Sam joins us from Bright Event Rentals (formerly Peerless Events & Tents), where he served as Vice President of Operations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and an MBA with concentrations in corporate finance and strategy from Southern Methodist University.

Sam is incredibly excited to join the fantastic Arena Americas team. We extend a warm welcome to Sam as he embarks on this exciting journey with Arena Americas.