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Robin Brower

Senior Vice President | Business Development

Involved in the design and execution of retail display systems for the past 35 years, Robin has built strong relationships with her industry partners. Whether you’re an individual store owner, multi-store chain, or design firm—she’ll find the best solution for you.

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Amanda Bullen

Designer / Account Development

With a background in retail and visual merchandising, Amanda understands her clients’ point of view. She loves helping them create the perfect space—and draws inspiration from Chicago’s artistic environment and architecture.

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Jordan Bunzel

Design Engineer

Jordan has a knack for taking complex design systems and simplifying them, which is how she has proven to be so indispensable to OPTO. And her passion for millwork is exceeded only by her love for dogs and volunteering at her local animal rescue center.

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Mike Cassidy

Design Manager

Mike has earned the trust of both clients and colleagues through his creativity, thoughtfulness, and ability to anticipate just about anything that could happen in the retail design world. For problem solving, he’s your guy.

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Terry Coyne

Project Manager

After four years at OPTO, Terry still learns something new every day. He’s an accomplished project manager who has worked in all facets of product development, helping the design team offer innovative solutions to his customers.

Emily Domschot

Emily Domschot

Project Manager / Senior Designer

With a background in visual merchandising, interacting with clients about their retail project is Emily’s favorite part of the job. And whenever she can, she takes a trip to the factory floor to watch the display systems come to life.

Vitomir Drobnjakovic

Vitomir Drobnjakovic

CAD Drafter

Vitomir is excited about the possibility to learn new things every day. He loves the people he works with and is constantly striving to improve his modelling skills. Vitomir often finds inspiration in the internet and real-life experiences.

Carolyn Drolen

Carolyn Drolen

Business Development / Senior Designer

Carolyn’s creativity, extensive design knowledge, and ability to problem solve allow her to regularly bring retail visions to life. She has an impressive ability to get projects completed efficiently, but it’s her keen eye for product finishes that gets everyone’s attention.

Brian Geni

Brian Geni

Estimator

Don't let Brian's soft-spoken nature fool you. He is one of the most driven members of our Engineering team. He takes his passion home with him too. He constantly builds things around the house - cabinets, bookcases, frames. It's no surprise though - he's a 3rd generation Engineer.

Tom Giba

Tom Giba

Senior Design Engineer
Lauren Greer

Lauren Greer

Project Manager / Senior Designer

Lauren is a problem solver. Whether it is space planning a store layout or helping to train new colleagues, she’s the person for the job. She also works with her team to quote projects, create drawings, and serve their clients.

Erich Haller

Erich Haller

Senior Vice President | Engineering & Product Development

The variety of custom requests keep work exciting for Erich, from high-end estimating to fast-paced solutions. While seeing his designs in the marketplace is rewarding, he loves guiding his engineers in new product development.

Jillian Hecker

Jillian Hecker

Designer / Account Development
Gabby Hernandez

Gabby Hernandez

Designer / Account Development
Matt Koc

Matt Koc

Engineering Detailer

Although Matt has been at OPTO for four years, he realized that he was passionate about retail design on his very first day. He loves collaborating with colleagues and seeing how customers react differently to retail environments.

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Jimmy Kopczynski

Engineering Manager

Jimmy loves creating products above and beyond his client’s expectations. Getting down to the production floor and seeing them come to life is the highlight of his day, including new designs such as the Cash Wrap or Shadowbox system.

Pablo Montes

Pablo Montes

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

After visiting a manufacturing show back in 2001, Pablo knew retail design was the career for him. He loves using his skills and knowledge to help others and serve his clients. Plus, the daily challenges are always exciting.

Jamie Poulos

Jamie Poulos

Senior Vice President | Business Development and Design

Jamie’s strong industry knowledge and creative background has been delivering quality retail display systems at OPTO for more than 10 years. Fueled by espresso and an entrepreneurial spirit that doesn’t quit, she’ll make your goals her goals.

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Yasmin Rodriguez

Senior Designer / Account Development

Whether you need a simple retail space or a more complex design, Yasmin is just the person for the job. From millwork and fixtures, to architectural elements and color palettes, Yasmin’s diligence and passion will design the right look for you.

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Steven Schultz

Product Development Coordinator / Finish Carpenter

Steven’s strong passion for retail comes from the excitement his clients show every time they see the finished product. Working hands-on with the engineers on prototyping, assembling, installing, or training is always a good day.

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Sean Scott

Senior Design Engineer / New Product Development

Coming from a creative family, Sean took to design right away. His strength is flushing out new product categories in the concept or prototype stages. You might also find him working through a custom development or two.

Cedric Siler

Cedric Siler

Designer / Account Development

Cedric is detail-oriented, analytical, and observant, which has allowed him to successfully carry out projects for some of OPTO’s largest accounts. He’s best known for jumping into designs head-first and carrying that enthusiasm with him throughout the entire process.

Jordan Swartzentruber

Jordan Swartzentruber

Design Engineer

Jordan is that person who can take an idea from a thumbnail sketch to a fully designed and engineered fixture. Whether he’s deep in CAD software, or down on the production floor, Jordan finds inspiration everywhere he goes.

Alex Trakas

Alex Trakas

Business Development Coordinator

Alex is our BD mastermind behind-the-scenes, living for the thrill of the hunt. His research identifies retail segments and industry events for OPTO to pursue. He develops new business opportunities through tailored campaigns and promotional events.

Nathan Wells

Nathan Wells

Industrial Designer / New Product Development

For Nathan, variety is his favorite part about working at OPTO. From new product innovations, to lighting and color questions, he enjoys every detail. His love for contemporary art and interior design also keeps it interesting.

Stephanie Yoo

Stephanie Yoo

Designer / Account Development

Stephanie is thrilled to serve such a diverse set of clients at OPTO. A curious and resourceful person, she helps her clients create the perfect display for them.  She also loves working with flowers, plants, and nature.

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