As one of the first employees of Switch (known then as Busch Creative Services), Gregg Eilers will officially begin retirement today after 41 years with the company.
Gregg has made significant contributions to Switch during his tenure and has helped make our company what it is today. He has served in several roles ranging from technical director, creative director, account director, producer and most recently as VP, Business Events.
During his career, he has helped plan and produce meetings and events for world-renowned brands such as Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Ford, and Volkswagen, just to name a few. He has won two Emmy awards and worked with celebrities ranging from the Rolling Stones to Pink Floyd to Genesis to Morgan Freeman. Most recently he has also supported local non-profits such as COCA, STL Police Foundation, St. Andrews, and the International Photography Hall of Fame.
However, Gregg isn’t just the person behind the scenes. When he’s not at work, he plays in various bands and is constantly going to concerts and performances to get inspired.
“For over 40 years I have focused on earning and keeping clients. I am very proud of the work I have contributed to and the success of this company. There were under 20 people when I started at Busch Creative Services and here we are launching the next chapter in our story with great expectations. I have gotten the chance to wear many hats at this company, and I am forever grateful,” Gregg said.
As Gregg transitions into retirement, he will continue to do contract work for Switch on select projects and provide guidance to our seasoned veterans as they take over his responsibilities.
“I would like to personally thank Gregg for his commitment, passion, and loyalty to Switch over the decades. He was instrumental in creating the systems, processes, and training to execute flawless events and those remain in place after his retirement making Switch an industry leader in the production world. His contributions have been immense, and he will be greatly missed,” said Darren Temple, CEO of Switch.
Gregg, we wish you the best in your retirement and future endeavors!