In the world of furniture rental, Jose Lopez is a trade show industry veteran. His career journey began in 1995 at Brook Furniture Rental. There, Jose was the general manager of sales operations, and later the director of national sales. In 2002, after gaining valuable industry experience, Jose founded Agile Trade Show & Event Furnishings. As president of the Company, he worked tirelessly for the next 10 years to grow Agile into the second largest trade show furniture provider in the US. Jose remained on the team as vice president of the trade show division when AFR acquired Agile in 2012.
Jose is an active member of several trade organizations, including Exhibition Services and Contractors Association (ESCA), International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), and more. In his current role, he’s thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with clients and create engaging, impactful trade show openings. He doesn’t feel like he chose his career path. Rather, he feels his career path selected him and drew him towards it.
Physical fitness is a very important part of Jose’s life. He’s completed the Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, and New York City Marathons, plus the New York City Triathlon and more. He’s even completed a Half Ironman in both Coeur d’Alene and Puerto Rico.
When Jose isn’t working, you might find him working out or relaxing with his family and his nine-year-old Miniature Poodle, Leo. His favorite teams are the New York staples: Mets, Jets, Knicks, and Rangers, of course. If Jose could meet anyone, it would be Professional Baseball Player Roberto Clemente. Together, they would discuss Roberto’s work—both as a humanitarian and an athlete.