Administration

Phil Paramore
President / CEO
Decades of hands-on fabrication and installation experience, coupled with years of project estimating and a passion for generating creative ideas, uniquely qualifies Phil Paramore as Museum Arts’s president. Today, he oversees financial performance, creative initiatives, and Museum Arts’s commitment to crafting the industry highest quality exhibits. Phil graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising.
philparamore@museumarts.net
Emmanuel Leeper
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Emmanuel Leeper is responsible for the overarching financial strategy, as well as day-to-day financial management at Museum Arts. He came to Museum Arts with more than 15 years of experience in finance. When not crunching numbers, you'll probably find Manny on his guitar; he's been playing in bands since he was fifteen. While he cut his teeth on Rock and Roll, Manny admires the blues above all, knowing that what they say is true: 'you have to have had the blues to play the blues'. Manny cites one of his most memorable learning experiences as a bus ride through Mississippi and Alabama in the early 1980's where he saw first hand the results of segregation. He realized how far the US has come, and that he needed to do his part in how much there still is to be done.
Robert Hamilton
Program Manager
Robert Hamilton stepped on board at Museum Arts in 2014 as the art department manager. His background in display design and fabrication coupled with many years’ experience as an art maker allow him to oversee our imaginative staff and ensure that we meet deadlines and achieve quality standards. Under his direction, creativity flourishes. Robert is a fine arts graduate of the University of North Texas and father of two teenage girls, and enjoys music, art-making, and spending time with Angela, his awesome wife of 18 years. He thoroughly enjoys the varied subject matter and high-energy productivity at Museum Arts.
roberthamilton@museumarts.net
Tom Zimmer
Director of Fabrication
Director of Fabrication Tom Zimmer has 13 years of fabrication and installation experience with Museum Arts. He has been an important part of making designs a reality for the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Houston Fire Museum, the Museum of Living Art at the Fort Worth Zoo, and the Witte Museum, among others. Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Western State College in Colorado. He also studied Computer and Electronic Technology at the DeVry Institute.
tomzimmer@museumarts.net

Sales and Marketing

Steve Finley
Senior Vice President of Sales
Steve Finley joined Museum Arts as Senior Vice President of Sales in 2012 equipped with 18 years of experience in building sales and managing accounts. He is a real go-getter and brings a sense of vision and purpose to the sales team. His greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and leadership. Steve has a long record of success in guiding clients’ projects through the creative process from concept development to design and interpretive process to installation. His goal is to see your story come to life in your exhibit. He lives with his wife, their five children, and a cranky mutt.
stevefinley@museumarts.net
Darryl Bihm
Vice President of Sales
Darryl Bihm has served Museum Arts’s clients in account relations, project management, and fabrication and installation since 2004. His passion is partnering with you to develop engaging interactive exhibits. Darryl studied Business Administration at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He has played and collected guitars for over 40 years, and enjoys building custom furniture and traveling with his wife and their two daughters.
darrylbihm@museumarts.net

Design

John Sawvel
Creative Director
Creative Director John Sawvel’s well-thought-out ideas and clear direction drive Museum Arts’s creative team. In tune with trends in modern design, John brings a fresh, contemporary edge to the creative process. His work has been routinely acknowledged and awarded by key organizations including the Dallas Society of Visual Communications and the Art Director’s Club of Denver. John earned a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the University of Northern Colorado.
johnsawvel@museumarts.net
David Knapp
Graphic Designer / AV Integration
David Knapp creates the clear and compelling visual graphics that convey our clients' messages and impart a cohesive theme throughout each of our exhibits. Before Museum Arts, David studied graphic design and visual communication at the University of Kansas and worked in corporate brand management. He now enjoys using his design skills in the highly creative environment of museum design. Outside of work, David likes to spend time with his family and friends, cooking, watching shows together, or spending weekends at the lake.
Roy Robertson
Mechanical Engineer
Roy has an electrical engineering degree and is retired from a major avionics supplier after 42 years of service. Accomplishments include design engineering for multiple avionics products for Commercial Airline and Business Aviation aircraft. 33 years in development of commercial Airline Weather Radar including engineering manager of the development group, technical lead for many ground breaking radar capabilities. Roy will design and assist fabrication of the interactive portions of exhibits including the electronics and audio-visual functions.

Fabrication

Ernesto Munoz
Exhibit Fabricator
Ernesto Munoz, routinely brings designs and ideas to life. The result amazes and delights exhibit guests. Thirteen of his 15 years as a certified welder have been with Museum Arts. He’s played an important role in the fabrication of exhibits for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Frontiers of Flight Museum, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, and the Museum of Living Art at the Fort Worth Zoo, among many others.
Enrique Montoya
Fabricator
Enrique Montoya helps turn the designs of the Museum Arts team into extraordinary physical pieces that leave a lasting impression on guests. Enrique’s years of carpentry experience help us craft the individual display cases that best showcase our clients artifacts. Prior to Museum Arts, Enrique built custom modern furniture pieces for the home. He is a lover of modern design and his enthusiasm for building and design spills over outside his work and into his home where he always has a remodeling project going.
Reggie Castillo
Paint and Finish Expert
Reggie Castillo, our paint application expert, ensures that each project is finished with the highest quality at Museum Arts. Painting professionally for 10 years, Reggie is always adding new tools to his belt. He was recently trained and certified as a Rhino Lining applicator allowing Museum Arts to provide a durable, custom finish to some of our builds. When he isn’t spray finishing kiosks or hand detailing museum cases, Reggie enjoys time at home with his family.