Mike Mangan assumed the role of Chief Engineer for Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center in November, 2012, joining MMPI with more than 30 years of experience in mechanical operations and construction project management. Mangan oversees the Engineering and Maintenance Departments and will be responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of the physical plant and for providing exhibitor utility services. Mangan spent the last seven years with Johnson Controls, Inc., serving for the past five years as the Operation and Maintenance Site Supervisor for the Key Bank Brooklyn Operations Center, overseeing operations for a nearly 600,000 square foot commercial banking operations center, along with a processing center and an aviation operations center.
Ron Willner joined the Cleveland MMCC team in late November as Director of Event Services, coordinating event production and management for the facility. He joined MMPI with nearly 25 years of experience at Cleveland State University in the event production and entertainment industry, including the operation and management of the new University Student Center, which included the scheduling of events for the University’s nine colleges, student groups and external corporations and organizations. Willner was hired as the Event Services Manager when the new Convocation Center opened in 1991. Willner served as Director of Arena Administration under Centre Management from 1991 to 2000, Director of Operations and Event Management under SMG and moved up to Assistant General Manager in 2003 and General Manager in 2007.
Scheduled to open in July, 2013, the $465 million Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center is a 1 million square foot campus located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, the nation’s medical capital. The Medical Mart is a four-story above-ground building with 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art spaces on four themed floors. The Medical Mart will serve health and health care innovation, education, and commerce through state-of-the-art spaces, programs, and virtual offerings while building on and enhancing the rich heritage and distinctive capability of Northeast Ohio health care.