Art Paredes

Art Paredes
Sr. Director of Global Expositions
SEMI

Art Paredes, as the Sr. Director of Global Expositions, joined SEMI in March 2012 and oversees SEMI’s global portfolio of trade shows. His primary responsibilities include: working with all regional expositions team to determine show strategies, development of global best practices and continuous process improvements, management of SEMI’s global expositions operational excellence activities, and oversight of the global expositions P&L.

Prior to joining SEMI, Paredes served as President and CEO of Hannover Fairs USA, the U.S. subsidiary of the Deutsche Messe AG – one of the largest and most active global trade show organizers. His responsibilities included: customer relationship management, development of the company’s U.S. strategic business plan, management of all U.S. sales & marketing activities, oversight of U.S. operational activities, business development and new ventures, and establishing long-term business relationships with local and national government agencies, industry associations, and other international trade agencies.

Before joining Hannover Fairs USA, Paredes served twenty one years with Rockwell International and The Boeing Company, where he ultimately served as Director, Corporate Marketing Communications and Trade Shows for The Boeing Company’s Space & Communications Group.

Art earned his communications degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.