Testimonials

What is most impressive about Andy Pineau

is his wide spectrum background regarding established museum retail.  His 30+ years at the Smithsonian provided him exposure to virtually all aspects of retail operations in many different museum settings ranging from history to science to art.  He was able to gain exposure to multi-million dollar museum stores as well as the smaller one-room shops.  Andy gained valuable experience operating in well-established retail stores but also opened a retail store in a brand new museum up-to and including the grand opening.  Many museum retail executives are well versed in merchandising, marketing, and visual display.  Others have strong operations background as it pertains to budgeting, staffing, and procedure development.   Andy Pineau has a rare blend of all such skills rendering him proficient at all aspects of cultural institution retail, and his professional demeanor allows him to share his proficiency in a manner that will benefit the recipient of his knowledge.”

Paul Flickinger
Flickinger & Associates

Andy Pineau offers a wealth of experience

to the Museum Store Industry. When I was faced the daunting task of opening two new stores and having no Museum experience, Andy was the first to offer his guidance and expertise, and has continued to be available for consultation whenever needed. In addition to being a valued colleague, he has become a friend, and continues to be willing to provide advice whenever requested. A true Museum Store Professional.”

Chris Michel
Director of Retail Services, The National World War II Museum

Andy Pineau was the Retail Director for

the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s operations in the National Museum of the Marine Corps, a multi-million dollar operation that included a retail store and an on-line mail order operation. As his immediate supervisor for six years, I found him to be the consummate professional…a man who used his extraordinary retail background (26 years in the field at the Smithsonian) to build a highly successful museum store. During our association, I found him to be an extremely knowledgeable and talented expert in all facets of retail operations.”

Colonel Richard Camp, U.S.M.C. Ret
former VP Museum Operations, National Museum of the Marine Corps