November 29, 2016 FORT WAYNE, IN: Building on her 16 years of diverse exhibit industry experience and her 25 year professional career, Debbie Parrott has purchased Highmark TechSystems from her father, Mick Parrott, who started designing and producing exhibits over 38 years ago. As owner of ICON Exhibits, Mr. Parrott was an early adopter of systems thinking and modular exhibit architecture. Debbie has been the company’s President for the past 2 years.
Commenting on this change in ownership, Parrott said, “As a father watching my daughter take the reins of this dynamic company, I am immensely proud of her and her spirit to carry on our family’s commitment to an industry that has captivated my imagination for so many years. I know Debbie will take Highmark in new directions that are beyond what I ever envisioned. An important bonus for our customers will be their ability to leverage the value of Highmark TechSystems now being a woman-owned business.”
Ms. Parrott said, “I’m honored to take over ownership of this remarkable and rock-solid company at a point in its ascendancy where we can continue to partner with designers and producers as we bring on stream smart new products and services. I’m excited to build on my father’s legacy of business know-how and integrity, his entrepreneurial vision and drive and his attentiveness to customer and marketplace needs.”