DAVACO'S Rick Davis Kicks Off 2013 DFW REA Season as Featured Speaker
CEO Presents "Can Brick and Mortar Survive?"
Dallas, TX (September 12, 2013) – DAVACO, Inc. (www.davacoinc.com), the North American leader of high-volume programs and implementation services for global brands, announced today that Rick Davis, Founder/CEO of DAVACO, will be the kick off speaker for the 2013 DFW Retail Executive's Association (REA) season
presenting, "Can Bricks and Mortar Survive?". The networking and knowledge building event is scheduled for
Wednesday, September 18 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm and will be held at the SMU- Collins Executive Education
Center at 3150 Binkley Avenue, Dallas, TX. Registration required with details available at dfwrea.org.
"Rick is the visionary behind DAVACO and through his company he has worked on behalf of the who's who
of national and global consumer brands to execute chain-wide programs at each location. The industry
relies on DAVACO to provide a total solution for highly complex and strategic programs that delivers
consistency and speed to help reinforce brand loyalty and increase retail sales. And, given DAVACO's
diverse client base, Rick has a unique and broad perspective on the initiatives happening in the bricks and
mortar marketplace and what successful brands are doing, and not doing, to survive," said Bill Chinn, REA
Vice President – Programs & Events. "We know his knowledge and insights to the many changes that
branded companies are making to be competitive and relevant for consumers will be of great interest for our
REA executive membership."
About Rick Davis
Davis currently serves as the chief executive officer of DAVACO (www.davacoinc.com)--the leading national provider of retail,
restaurant and hospitality service solutions--where he is responsible for the overall management and strategic development of the
company. Originally known as Fixture Perfect International (FPI), Rick founded the company in 1990 to meet the unique needs of
retailers. Since then, he has led the company to become the nation's number one retail and restaurant services provider. Rick was
honored for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award as a finalist in 2000 and 2006. In 2006, he was inducted into the
Retail Construction Hall of Fame. Rick currently serves on The Salvation Army's Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Advisory Board,
The Executive Board for Southern Methodist's Cox School of Business and The Board of Advisors of the Baylor Angel Network with
the Hankamer School of Business of Baylor University. He has also served on a variety of industry-related advisory boards. Prior to
DAVACO, Rick was a Dallas-based developer of commercial and residential properties.
The Dallas/Fort Worth Retail Executives Association (DFW-REA) is the premier networking and professional development
organization for retail leaders in North Texas. Established in 1978, the DFW-REA is dedicated to promoting knowledge-building
and networking to help our constituency develop professionally. Our membership includes leaders from a wide variety of retail
companies, as well as firms that serve the retail industry. The DFW-REA holds monthly meetings from September through April, as
well as other gatherings from time to time. Our meetings typically feature a speaker–or expert panel–addressing critical and timely
retail industry issues. A networking hour kicks off each event. You need not be a member to attend individual sessions. Recent expert
panels have addressed Social Media, Loyalty Programs, Entrepreneurship and Leveraging Customer Insight. http://www.dfwrea.org/about/ Tickets are available here: http://dfwreasept2013event.eventbrite.com/
About DAVACO, Inc.
DAVACO, Inc. is the national leading provider of implementation services, specializing in the management and execution of highvolume programs for nationwide retail, restaurant, hospitality and consumer product brands. Services include: ▪ Rollouts, retrofits,
resets and remodels ▪ Fixture and equipment upgrades ▪ Graphic and digital signage installations ▪ Project management ▪ Hard-
and soft-line merchandising ▪ Inspection, site and marketing surveys ▪ Logistics and consolidation ▪ Design services ▪ Sustainability
▪ Special initiatives. DAVACO's unique business structure and customer-centric philosophy provides clients with speed-to-market,
consistent and professional execution within an open-store environment, and proprietary ClearThread® technology for greater
visibility and reporting efficiencies. Founded in 1990, DAVACO is based in Dallas, Texas, with W-2 employees located across the
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