AMPTP has appointed Dennis King, AMPTP Vice President, as their representative to the Council. Mr. King is the Chair of the Motion Picture Industry-Wide Labor Management Safety Committee, serves as a management member on the Cal-OSHA State Advisory Committee, is a Registered Safety Professional and is a member of NFPA 140, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the State of California Fireworks Committee.
ESTA President Mike Wood commented, "We are delighted to welcome AMPTP to the Certification Council. They bring with them representation of a unique and important part of our industry, and their input and perspective will be invaluable."
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 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.