Gary founded Gary Hobstetter & Associates (GHA) in 2004 to provide cutting edge trade show design, fabrication, logistics, and customer service to San Francisco Bay Area companies at competitive prices. He and his team are committed to creating exceptional exhibits for clients while keeping production local. The GHA team focuses on developing long-term client relationships, and many of our clients have been with Gary for more than a decade.
With over 30 years in the Bay Area’s design and trade show industry, Gary’s professional experience includes positions as a staff designer, design director and senior account executive. Before launching GHA, Gary worked for Color & Design, Exhibit Group San Francisco, Exhibit Dynamics, and Formetrics.
Gary has a B.S. in Industrial Design from Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio. When not focused on his business, Gary enjoys architectural design and historic home renovation.
When you work with Traci, she’s with you every step of the way. Whether her clients need an exhibit at the last minute or are ready to plan ahead for future shows, Traci matches her client’s objectives, style, timeline, and budget to deliver the most effective marketing of their products and services. Traci understands that having someone on your side allows you to focus on your business. As an expert planner and organizer, Traci is exceptionally responsive to her clients’ needs and is always available to answer questions and devise creative solutions to make her clients stand out.
Traci has been a member of the GHA team for over ten years. Her background includes her work as an artist, designing and creating her signature Wire Ware jewelry, home, and body products. She holds a degree in Visual Presentation and Space Design from Los Angeles’ Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Traci’s personal interests include art and travel.
Production manager Danny Sharpe has been responsible for the success of high profile exhibit programs for more than 20 years. He has been on the front line for companies like Hologic, Solar World, Sun Power, Intuit, University Games, AngioScore, PIxar and Nidek. His skill, professionalism and positive attitude give GHA a head start when it comes to building efficient durable exhibits. Involved with each project from its inception in design / engineering to managing construction through the shop then advising I&D on show site, Danny is a valuable member of the GHA team.
Allan joined the GHA team in January 2012 as Senior Account Executive. Allan brings industry expertise to GHA and his clients, with over 20 years of experience in the trade show industry. Allan worked for over 15 years at ExhibitGroup before moving to Hood Exhibits, where he worked as an account executive for seven years. Allan received his BA in Business Administration and Marketing from San Jose State University.