LOS ANGELES – Ron Bension has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of ASM Global.
“We are thrilled to have Ron join the ASM Global team. He is precisely the type of executive we seek to lead our businesses. His extensive history of managing enterprises that create superb experiences for customers and visitors will be an enormous asset to the company. In addition, his demonstrated strategic thinking and execution capabilities are a perfect fit for the next phase of ASM’s growth as we exit the pandemic,” said Kosty Gilis, Managing Director at Onex and ASM board member.
“We admire Ron’s long and successful track record across a number of highly respected companies in the live events and leisure industries and are confident in his ability to build on the progress made under Bob Newman. ASM is poised for success and at AEG we are as committed and optimistic as ever about the future of the company and the industry,” continued Dan Beckerman, CEO of AEG and ASM board member.
Bension brings over four decades of experience to ASM including, most recently, a long tenure at Live Nation as President of House of Blues Entertainment. Prior to this, he held President and CEO roles at public and private companies including Tickets.com, GameWorks, MCA Recreation Group and Universal Studios Hollywood.
“I am excited to join ASM Global. The company has an unparalleled track record of success and leading capabilities. I look forward to working closely with the dedicated ASM Global team to grow the business and to build upon the Company’s deep relationships with its incredible, best-in-class clients around the world,” said Bension.