Design | Build | Manage | Ship | Store | Repeat 

Key Points

Freight Logistics Expertise

Your tradeshow shipment involves more than simply knowing where it's going. ELITeXPO’s experienced tradeshow logistics team will take care of the smallest of details, insuring a safe, on-time delivery of your exhibit materials.

Tradeshow Services

Our Tradeshow Services division is the perfect compliment to our founding core discipline, freight logistics. ELITeXPO is your trusted partner for custom modular/portable booths for sale or rental, I&D, flooring, graphics, online inventory and storage.

Experience & Commitment

ELITeXPO is committed to providing the best value and service to the event industry and are available to you 24-7-365 days a year. Celebrating 25 years of being there for our customers, because no matter when, where, or how…the ‘tradeshow’ must go on!

ELITe Time Line

1987

ELITeXPO Cargo is founded by David and Leslie Mihalik.

1989

The companies first relocation was to Wood Dale, Illiinois

1990

The name is changed to ELITeXPO Cargo Systems The company makes its second move to Bensenville outside of Chicago’s O’Hare airport.

1995

After a few years it was evident to both David and Leslie that the Trade Show Industry was going to be the focus and the future of the company.

2001

A new facility was purchased in South Elgin, Illinois to accommodate future requirements and to assist in the equity growth of the company.

2009

ELITeXPO launches it's Tradeshow Services division

2012

ELITeXPO Celebrates 25 Years of business!

2013

ELITeXPO opens up it’s West Coast Operations in Anaheim, CA.

2014

ELITeXPO expands and opens up it’s Aurora Illinois office/warehouse facility.

2015

ELITeXPO opens up it’s Las Vegas Operations

A bit about ELITeXPO...

ELITeXPO provides products and services to companies that exhibit at tradeshows worldwide ...

Founded in 1987 by David and Leslie Mihalik, Elite Cargo focused ourselves as being a carrier of computer hardware, software and high tech materials. In 1990, a name change to ELITeXPO Cargo Systems was required when the cargo mix had changed from high tech to trade show and trade show materials. Larger facilities and airport access prompted a move to Bensenville outside of Chicago’s O’Hare airport.

After a few years it was evident to both David and Leslie that the Trade Show Industry was going to be the focus and the future of the company.

ELITeXPO continued on our path of tradeshow industry innovations and high level shipping service. In 2002, a facility was purchased in South Elgin, Illinois to accommodate future requirements and to assist in the equity growth of the company. The new facility has customized offices, a Logistics Operations atrium, a recreation/media room, climate controlled warehouse facility, and state of the art technology wired throughout.

In 2009, ELITeXPO launched it's Tradeshow Services division, once again expanding its service offerings to meet the growing needs of our clients. Our Tradeshow Services division is a perfect compliment to our founding core discipline offering our customers full Property Management of their exhibits. This new offering includes exhibit sales and rental, booth design, tradeshow graphics, lighting, installation and dismantle, storage and freight logistics.

ELITeXPO remains committed to providing the best value and service to the event industry. We will always make ourselves available to you 24-7-365 days a year. After all, we realize that no matter where, no matter when, no matter how...the tradeshow must go on!


Meet the team...

 

Management      

David Mihalik ELITeXPO

David Mihalik

President / CEO

PH: (847) 324-3805

djmxpo@elitexpo.com

 

Leslie Mihalik ELITeXPO

Leslie Mihalik

Vice President of Finance

PH: (847) 324-3800

vpxpo@comcast.net

 

Jim Hayes ELITeXPO

Jim Hayes

Executive Vice President / COO

PH: (847) 324-3806

jimh@elitexpo.com

 

Heidi Maschmann ELITeXPO

Heidi Maschmann

VP of Info. Systems / Inventory

PH: (847) 324-3807

heidim@elitexpo.com

 

 

Chuck Michel

VP of Tradeshow Services

PH: (847) 324-3840

chuckm@elitexpo.com

 

 

Rich Peterson

VP of Western Development

PH: (847) 324-3856

richp@elitexpo.com

 

 

Helen Wilkinson

Controller

PH: (847) 324-3844

helenw@elitexpo.com

 

 

Michelle Brink

Client Services Manager

PH: (847) 324-3810

michelleb@elitexpo.com

 

 

Scott Coughlin

Intl & Trailerload Manager

PH: (847) 324-3832

scottc@elitexpo.com

 

 

Roger Kujawski

Domestic Operations

PH: (847) 324-3833

rogerk@elitexpo.com

 

 

Brent Nielsen

Inventory Supervisor

PH: (847) 324-3828

brentn@elitexpo.com

 

 

Freight Operations      

 

Jen'i Forquer

Trailerloads

PH: (847) 324-3825

jenif@elitexpo.com

 

 

Nikki Dropp

Operations - Night Supervisor

PH: (847) 324-3850

nicoleb@elitexpo.com

 

 

Cathy Woolum

Weekend Ops (Sat/Sun Only)

PH: (847) 324-3802

cathyw@elitexpo.com