General Manager Cobo Center
Claude Molinari is the General Manager for Cobo Center and responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation and business development, including budgeting, forecasting and financing, and implementing safety, security and crisis management programs. He negotiates with local trade unions, develops business contingency, facility safety and emergency plans, and assures that the annual budget goals are achieved.
Coming to the Cobo Center from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC) in Pittsburgh, Pa., Mr. Molinari served as assistant general manager there since 2005. During his tenure at the DLCC, Molinari oversaw budgeting, forecasting and financing, and implemented award winning safety, security and crisis management programs.