Joseph Popolo took over as CEO of Freeman in 2008 — the start of the Great Recession. Three years later, Popolo, the son-in-law of Donald Freeman Jr., has steered the company through the worst of the economic storm, and it has emerged even bigger with the recent acquisition of Wheelhouse Solutions, owner of Champion Exposition Services. We spoke with Popolo about the acquisition and what's next for the industry and the 84-year-old company.
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