(PHILADELPHIA, PA) (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly facility management field, promoted John Page to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer, according to Global Spectrum President Michel Sauers. He formerly was a Regional Vice President for the Philadelphia-based company.
In his new role, Page will oversee all four Global Spectrum Regional Vice Presidents and Regional Directors to strengthen bookings, increase synergistic opportunities and address all facility operational issues.
“John is one of the most respected leaders of our industry,” Sauers said. “As our company continues its rapid rate of growth, we will rely heavily on John’s experience, leadership and knowledge to provide the ultimate quality of service we provide to our contract administrators, our facilities and, most importantly, to our customers.”
“In five short years we’ve strategically grown from seven facilities to management contracts for 43 facilities,” said Peter Luukko, Global Spectrum Chairman and President of Comcast-Spectacor Ventures. “As a result of this tremendous growth, it is imperative for us to call on John’s leadership skills to help our facilities, our managers, and our company reach their potential. He is an integral part of the growth of our company.”
Page will continue to oversee all of the day-to-day operations of one of the nation’s leading sports and entertainment complexes, the Wachovia Center and Wachovia Spectrum, as well as the operations for Global Spectrum at Citizens Bank Park, home of Major League Baseball’s Philadelphia Phillies, Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, NJ, and the Colonial Center on the campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.
While at the helm of the Wachovia Complex, Page and his staff have successfully attracted major events to Philadelphia, including the l996 World Cup of Hockey, the l998 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the l999 American Hockey League All-Star Game, the 2000 NCAA Women’s Final Four, the 2000 Republican National Convention, the 2001 NCAA Men’s East Regionals, the 2001 and 2002 X Games and the 2002 NBA All-Star Weekend.
Page joined the Spectrum in l993 as an event coordinator. He was named Vice President of Event Production in l997 for Comcast-Spectacor Facilities and was promoted to Senior Vice President in l999. The former University of Southern California football player was an event coordinator under Luukko at the Los Angeles Coliseum and Sports Arena from l991 through l993. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from University of Southern California in l998 and a Masters of Science from USC in l990.
Page and his wife, Kellie, and their two sons, Jack and Sam, reside in West Chester, PA.
Global Spectrum is the fastest growing firm in the public assembly facility management field with more than 40 facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The Philadelphia-based company is part of one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment conglomerates Comcast-Spectacor, which also owns the Wachovia Center and Wachovia Spectrum, the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association, the Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey League, Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks, Comcast SportsNet, a regional sports programming network, three minor league baseball teams – the Bowie Baysox, the Delmarva Shorebirds and the Frederick Keys – all affiliates of the Baltimore Orioles, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, and Patron Solutions, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities.