About Us

Founded in York, Pennsylvania, with over 50 years of experience, Marketechs serves three market segments: University/College Branding, Custom Trade Show Exhibits, and Permanent Exhibits which include Museums, Visitor Centers, Hospitals, Corporate Lobbies, and similar venues.

The skill set required for each area is similar, and our talented staff of designers, fabricators, installers, and project managers will apply their own set of unique talents and expertise to the creation of your space or location. Marketechs will become your partner during ALL facets of your project – DESIGN, FABRICATION & INSTALLATION. You can rest assured that your project will be completed on time, within budget, and meet the highest of quality standards that have become synonymous with the Marketechs name.

Let us be your innovative partner to visually tell your story while creating a unique experience for your institution or organization!

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Our Mission

Our mission is to be the preeminent design and fabrication firm, built on trusting client relationships, while fostering an environment that promotes creativity and personal growth.

Ed Ferderbar // COO & Principal // ed@marketechs.com

Ed was previously both a Manager of Operations and Engineering for several large pharmaceutical companies in the northeast. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. His responsibilities include all operations, with a focus on design, fabrication, scheduling and communications with the Client or its representatives to insure the project meets its objectives and the relationship continues to grow between Marketechs and the Client. Ed enjoys family get-togethers with his six kids, vacation travel with his wife and attending Penn State Football, Hockey and Basketball games. He’s also ready for a round of golf or boating anytime.

Ed Zielinski // VP of Sales // edz@marketechs.com

Prior to joining Marketechs, Ed most recently owned and operated a sign franchise. Prior to that, he held management, business development and sales positions with firms in North America and Asia. He holds a B. S. degree in Business Administration, and has taken specialized courses in leadership, executive assessment, data management, franchise operations and Japanese language and business practices. In his spare time, Ed enjoys golfing, long-distance running and various outdoor adventures.

Peter Welsh // Senior Project Manager

Prior to joining Marketechs over 20 years ago, Peter was a curator at the Kansas State Historical Society Museum and a contract curator for the National Park Service. Peter has an M.A. degree from the University of Delaware and a B.A. from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York. Peter is the senior project manager and has been directly involved in all museum and education center work Marketechs has undertaken during his tenure. He is responsible for coordinating all aspects of project development among all participants.

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Kim Miller // Project Manager

Kim joined the project management team at Marketechs early in 2016. She started her career as a professional figure skater, growing into sport program management, and event design and implementation. She holds a B.A. and M.Ed. from Millersville University, in Millersville, PA. She utilizes the skills gained from this diverse background to seek out solutions in creative and unique ways, striving to give clients personalized attention for every project. In her spare time, Kim enjoys coaching young figure skaters, watching her teen son play hockey, sharing a love of reading with her daughter, exploring new places with her family, and documenting it all through photography.

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Kelly Densel-Ohm // Project Coordinator

Kelly has held several key positions during her time with Marketechs. Her analytical skills and strong leadership have been immediate assets. She has a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Sociology from Ashford University. Kelly provides extensive knowledge and project experience related to the College and University segments. Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for York County, participating in Penn State’s Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) with her two sons, cheering on the Green Bay Packers and Penn State’s Nittany Lions, and spending time in sunny Florida golfing.

Alicia Jones // Office Manager

Alicia joined the Marketechs team in the fall of 2016 after relocating to York County. Prior to Marketechs, she developed a diverse skillset working in a small law firm for 10 years, first as a legal assistant and then as a paralegal after attending Penn State York. Ready for a new adventure, she was pleased to find a home in the creative environment at Marketechs. Alicia enjoys spending time with her husband and children, traveling and leading an active lifestyle.

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Doug Sturgeon // Art Director & Senior Graphic Designer

Doug has been actively involved since 2004 in the firm’s exhibit and related graphic work. Doug holds a B.F.A. degree from Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania. Doug is the chief graphic designer and oversees graphic production both by Marketechs and its subcontractors. His department will prepare all required graphic designs, typographic and material submissions during design development and all layout, color and production proofs during implementation.

Dwayne Stare // Senior Designer

Dwayne has over 16 years of experience in the field of exhibit design and branding. Dwayne attended Bradley Academy of the Visual Arts and the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design. He oversees all aspects of the Design Process, from initial concept to fabrication and installation. In his spare time, Dwayne likes to golf, play tennis and spend as much time as he can at the beach.

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Dave Lynch // Designer

Dave joined Marketechs in 2013 with more than 10 years of experience as an illustrator, graphic designer, and detailer. He has assumed additional responsibilities, assisting the design team as a junior exhibit designer, and the fabrication team as a CNC programmer. Dave graduated in 2001 from the Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts with an Associate Degree in Multimedia Design. You’ll often find Dave biking to work, and in his downtime he enjoys road and trail running.

Alexis Burk // Graphic Designer

After nearly 18 years of creating art with every medium she could find, Alexis pursued graphic design at the Art Institute of York-Pennsylvania. With a new passion for typography, she graduated and began her career as a Wedding Invitation Designer and Production Artist for seven years. In 2015 she became a part of the Marketechs team with duties including graphic design, file pre-flight and preparation and graphic production. In addition to art and typography, Alexis enjoys music, food and spending time with her other half William and her two cats Willow and Wren.

Woodrow Butler // Senior Designer

Woody found a love for design when he took his first graphics class in high school. He went on to earn a Bachelor of the Arts degree from McDaniel College in Graphic Design.  As a member of the Marketechs design team, he creates concept renderings and is actively involved in the design and production process.  He enjoys playing basketball, lounging by the lake, and spending time with his better half.

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Doug Shirk // Production Manager and Lead Fabricator

Doug worked as a Shop Fabricator for the Marketechs team from 1998 – 2006 before beginning his own woodworking business –  Shirk Woodworking.  In 2012, Doug rejoined the Marketechs team as a Fabricator, before quickly transitioning into the role of Shop Manager. In this role Doug manages the Fabrication Team, organizes daily work schedules, oversees all project production and installations.  His duties also include value engineering, estimating and quality control for all Marketechs projects. Doug enjoys spending time with his wife and kids (dog included), boating, and woodworking.  He also likes attending car shows and Hockey games.

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Bill Brady // Detailer

As a seasoned craftsman, Bill brings 28 years of knowledge and experience from the cabinet making and commercial construction trades to Marketechs. Bill utilizes his combination of unique experiences/background to compliment the design team and provide fabrication and installation solutions to meet the needs of our customers. In his off time Bill enjoys the never ending opportunities of family life and upland bird hunting with his Brittany, Scarlet.

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Mike Wiley // Fabricator

Mike has worked in all facets of the construction industry for more than 25 years. He began working at Marketechs in 2014. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, competitive sports, and going to the beach.

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Dave Heisey // Fabricator

Dave graduated from York Vo tech in 1981. He has worked for over 20 years doing finish carpentry and building cabinets. Dave has been with Marketechs since early 2016. Dave enjoys car shows, auto racing, and spending time with his family.

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Brandon Brady // Fabricator

Brandon’s passion for fabricating started at an early age. He learned the skills of cabinet making and carpentry while working in his Dad’s woodshop.
Outside of work he enjoys cooking, drawing, detailing cars and spending time with his family.

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Craig Landis // Warehouse Manager

Craig has been working in the warehouse industry for over 20 years. He began working for Marketechs in 2015. Outside of work, Craig enjoys playing sports, reading with his son, watching movies, and listening to music.