ICIA has appointed Tom Stimson, Operations & Staging Manager of Alford Media Services, and Lou Nanni, ICIA Director of Certification and Workforce Development as its representatives to the Council. Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., ICIA Executive Director stated, “ICIA is pleased to support ETCP as it will be a benefit to our members and their customers. ICIA members provide staging services for many kinds of events and are always concerned about safety. ETCP will move us all forward.” Information about ICIA is available at www.infocomm.org.
ESTA President Mike Wood commented, "We are delighted to welcome ICIA to the Certification Council. Their members have become an integral part of the entertainment industry and their support is important to the success of the certification program."
The ESTA Certification Council members represent the diversity of the entertainment industry. The members are key leaders in entertainment business, labor, facilities, associations, and academia. The members include AMPTP, CITT, IATSE, IAAM, TEA, and USITT. With the help of these members, the key areas of electrical skills and rigging skills have been identified for initial development in the Entertainment Technician Certification Program.