Paul Weidner, President
Beginning in 1970, Paul Weidner learned the fledgling event rental business by delivering tables and chairs, setting up tents and listening to clients’ requests for more rental items. By 1978, Paul became a Manager and continued to develop new product lines as the company absorbed various small rental companies in the area.
Paul worked his way through the ranks and was awarded the title of General Manager around 1983. By this time, the rental business had grown from back yard events to supplying items for the ever growing Convention and Special Event market.
As Orlando became the number one convention and visitor destination, Paul saw the future, and with the continued expansion of Kirby Rentals, became Vice President by the early 1990’s and President in 2001.
To further the growth of the company, Paul, along with Robert Picerne, purchased the company in 2007. As the rental business grows, changes, and clients expect more service and products, Paul is at the helm of one of largest Special Event Support companies.
Jeff Frame, Vice President
Jeff started at Kirby in September of 1986 as a Sales Associate. He was eventually promoted to General Manager of the Ormond Beach branch in November 1994 through 2012.
Jeff produced hospitality events for NASCAR at multiple locations around the United States along with Golf Tournaments in Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Central Florida. In early 2015, Jeff was finally promoted to Vice President of Kirby Rentals.
Jim “Smitty” Smith, General Manager
Smitty started at Kirby Rentals in 1991 (with 5 years prior tent experience.) He is our Clear Span expert, focused on Golf Tournaments for the last 15 years.
Andrew Gustafson, Director of Sales
Brett Walters, Senior Account Executive & Creative Director
Brett Walters has been with Kirby Rentals for 17 years. As Senior Account Executive & Creative Director, Brett keeps his fingers on the pulse of new & exciting trends in the special event industry. From concept to design to production—he does it ALL.
With hundreds of contacts and clients, Brett is the go to guy for DMC’s, Wedding Planners, Caterers & Special Event planners & producers. As an Award Winning member of ISES and NACE, Brett continues to be a leader in the Special Events Industry.
John Baszewski, Tent Specialist
John started working for Kirby Rentals in 1996 loading and unloading trucks for 6-months and local deliveries for another 6 months. He then went on into helping setup tents for 2 years, and from there, setup clear span structures for 4 years and delivered products for golf tournaments for the most part. Around 2003, John was promoted into sales and quickly became a Tent Specialist.
Steve Flegel, Account Executive
Steve started working for Kirby Rentals in April 1995. During that time, he has been involved in the many aspects of putting on successful events together, including sales, site layouts, project management, quality control and budget control.
Raymond Batista, Account Executive
Ray has been a member of the Kirby family since 2005, culminating 20 plus years in the Special Event Industry. Over this time span, he has orchestrated both National and International Events. This has allowed Ray to create an extensive portfolio including a variety of venues such as: NASCAR, PGA/ LPGA, Marathons, Horse Races, Theme Parks, Hotels, as well as private events and shows. As an Account Executive, he personalizes service through prioritizing customer satisfaction and exceeding client’s goals. Raymond looks forward to building new relationships with prospective clients and becoming their special event solution.
Rebecca Boaz, Account Executive
Greg Wojtkiewicz, Project Manager
Greg started in 2002 as a foreman. His previous vocational school teacher experience in Europe and engineering skills made him a vital part of our team. In 2006, he became our Project Manager and four years later also a Sales Representative. He has been involved in multiple projects within the US and abroad. His present duties range from sporting event management and sales as well as custom and special order requests.
Mimi West, Customer Service Representative
Brenda Brown, Office Manager
Brenda started working as a Customer Service Representative for Kirby Rentals in January 2009. She also had 11 years of wedding and event experience before starting at Kirby and now has a combined 17 years helping clients and customers coordinate the ideal look for their event with linens and other accessories.
Maribel Andrade, Customer Service Representative
Maribel started as a Warehouse Helper in early 2012 and quickly climbed up the ladder to Dispatch Coordinator and eventually accepted the Receptionist’s position in early 2015. Maribel was finally promoted to Customer Service in March 2016. She has over 15 years of customer service and administrative experience. Her willingness to assist customers, positive attitude and great smile make all feel welcome and appreciated! Hablo Español!