USA, Inc Team

ABOUT USA

USA is a full-service fabrication firm specializing in museum projects. USA was founded in 1974 to provide engineering and model-making services to major corporations throughout the United States. As computer-aided design (CAD) became more commonplace, and the need for model making was reduced, USA’s staff of artisans, engineers, technicians and specialty fabricators transitioned their focus to state-of-the-art museum and interactive exhibit fabrication services, supporting children’s museums, zoos and aquariums, history museums, art museums, cultural museums, natural history museums, science centers, visitor center, theme parks and attractions.


After almost 40 years in business, our extraordinary and talented team members are seasoned in multi-disciplinary projects and have driven the company to where it is today. Our capabilities now include everything from interactive exhibit development to artifact casework and displays, and complex large-scale engineering and rigging projects to micro-scale technical and product display models.



USA

MANAGEMENT

Mike Myers

Michael C. Myers


President & CEO


Mike has been the principal and owner of USA for more than 25 years, after his father, Larry Myers, founded the company in 1974. Mike transformed USA from a model-making shop into the leading custom fabrication and interactive exhibit company it is today. With his extensive experience working with USA's wide range of clientele, he continues to play an integral role in the development of exhibits and exploring innovative solutions in response to the increasingly complex fabrication needs of the museum and corporate communities.

Gifford Eldredge

Gifford Eldredge


COO


Giff joined USA in 2012 with more than twenty years of experience in museum design, project management, and senior roles in exhibit fabrication and construction management firms. Giff provides oversight and direction for operational matters at USA including project management, in-house engineering, production and key subcontracting. He works directly with our project team members to define the initial scope of work and project schedule, ensuring that milestones are being met, and supporting all of USA's team activities throughout a project. Giff holds a BA in Fine Arts from Amherst College, and a MA in Art History from Williams College.

Emily Saich

Emily B. Saich


Director of
Museum Services


Emily has fifteen years of experience working with museums, exhibition design and development, prototyping, and project management of complex interactive exhibits. She was a Project Director at USA for six years before transitioning to her current role, and has managed the design and fabrication of well over 50 exhibit projects for us. Emily brings this knowledge and experience to her current role providing front-end project development for our museum customers, and matching our exhibit design and fabrication solutions to the needs of museums, including natural history museums, children's museums, art museums, science centers, historical sites, interpretive centers, gardens and more. Emily has a BA in Studio Art from Humboldt State University, and a MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University.

Barry Lehr

Barry Lehr


Account Manager
& Lead Estimator


Barry has been working with USA since 1993, and was previously a partner at an architectural model shop. He has held roles with the company as project manager, designer, account executive, and salesperson, and brings this knowledge and expertise to estimating your projects with thorough, efficient and innovative solutions. He works closely with our mechanical designers and project staff during the estimating process, ensuring the approach we use to define your project prior to award can be carried out effectively. Barry holds a BFA from Syracuse University and a MFA in Sculpture from the University of Michigan.

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