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Diane Wieging is the first official employee of the business and jumped in to establish the business with the opening of the Van Wert retail store in 1995. Diane helped establish the business providing assistance where needed. She previously managed retail operations of the business and with through the sale of this, continued with the company to be primarily responsible for the accounting, payroll, and HR within the business. She is the mother to Kevin (the president of the Company) and has two daughter’s Melissa and Jennifer. She is married to Dennis and also has seven grandchildren (Five boys, Two Girls!) to referee and spoil.


Sean OBrien Sean O’Brien has been with the company for 5+ years and was a previous employee of “Interactive Entertainment”. With experience he has been promoted as Operations Manager for the Toledo office and provides sales support for Campus and Corporate event clients. Sean began with UltraSound as production manager bringing hands on experience to event production. Yes, he is 100% Irish, don’t forget the proper spelling of his name. Sean has completed safety training and as a certified amusement ride inspector for Commonwealth of PA and is also a member of SEANO in Toledo.


Kevin Krouskop Kevin Krouskop joined the staff at UltraSound in 2008. He is an Interactive Event Rep. and assists both Campus and Corporate event clients in the planning and production of events. His background includes sales, marketing, and event management experience. Hobbies include scuba diving and coaching soccer as he is a HS Varsity Girls soccer coach. He enjoys spending time with his wife Becky and his three children; Abby, Kendra, and Alexander. As an Interactive Event Representative Kevin can work with you to design a memorable event and continues to gain knowledge in the event planning industry to assist you.


Fred Gengler James “Fred” Gengler is an Interactive Event Rep for College and Corporate event clients. Working in the Lima area office, Fred was previously a production manager having gained hands on experience with the many interactive event attractions. He began employment with UltraSound Special Events Inc. in 2003 and is also an Ohio City volunteer Fireman, Licensed for inspection of Inflatable games in Commonwealth of PA, and married to wife Kristi. He also enjoys, fishing, camping, NASCAR, and admits to being a Cincinnati Bengal fan.


Kevin Wieging Kevin Wieging is President of UltraSound Special Events Inc. and partner in UltraParty Plus LLC. Kevin established UltraSound in 1990 and became a partner in UltraParty Plus, the rental company of UltraSound, in 2007 with partners Rick & Shannon Knippen. He continues to actively work in UltraSound Special Events and provide management to both businesses. Kevin is married to wife Kendra and has three children Justin, Marissa, and Makenna. He is a OHSAA wrestling referee, youth wrestling coach, and also enjoys business development, music and travel. He served as a board member with IALEI, is a licensed State of PA amusement game inspector, member of ISES- Columbus Chapter, and was distinguished as top 20 under 40 business owner in 2007 by West Central Ohio Business Journal.


Dan Fuerst Dan Fuerst is the production Mgr. and Risk management officer for the Lima Area office and has been employed since 2004. With previous distribution and warehouse experience, Dan manages inspection of attractions, maintenance, and warehouse operations for the Lima area office. He is a licensed PA Class I amusement ride inspector. He is a member of The American Legion and has three kids Aaron, Kristy, and Melissa. He enjoys watching Basketball, Football, and continues to be a Cleveland Brown Fan.


Shannon Knippen Shannon Knippen is a partner in UltraParty Plus! Event Rentals LLC, Rental Operations Mgr, and Event Planner. She has been involved in the party rental and event industry for over 7 years as Knippen Tent Rental. For recreation she enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and being with her kids. Her kids names are Cole, Marissa, Eric, and Danette. She is married to Rick Knippen.


Rick "Mace" Knippen Rick Knippen is a partner in UltraParty Plus! Event Rentals LLC and Production Mgr. for the party rental company. He attended the ARA seminars and tradeshow in Atlanta for 2009 and gained extensive experience in the tent and rental business for 7+ years. "Mace" can make things happen and get the job done. He is married to Shannon Knippen and has four kids. Cole, Marissa, Eric, and Danette.


Theresa Gray Theresa Gray joined the UltraSound Special Event team in 2010 as an Interactive Event Consultant and Event Planner. She has 6+ years experience in event planning with prior career experience working as a Banquet and Sales Manager.

Theresa specializes in Wedding and Social event Planning along with assisting clients with Corporate and Campus Events. As an Interactive Event Consultant her talents will provide a one of kind special event filled with excitement and entertainment.

Theresa attended college at CPCC in Charlotte, NC. After 7 years in Charlotte, NC she decided to move back to Ohio were she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys event planning and working with clients to fulfill their vision.