Certification Council

About the Council
The Certification Council, which is the governing body for ETCP, marks an unprecedented alliance of leaders representing all facets of the entertainment technology industry. At the core of the Council are the industry organizations whose presence ensures their members' voices will be heard during the development process, and their involvement is an invaluable resource as the program continues to grow.

Representing potential candidates, those who employ them, and those in whose facilities they work, these organizations have embraced the benefits that personnel certification can bring to our industry. It was also critical to the process that large employers be seated at the table. These currently include Cirque du Soleil, Disney Theatrical, NBC Universal, PRG, PSAV, and Walt Disney Park & Resorts.

Representing the Electrical and Rigging Subject Matter Experts on the Council are the Chairs of these groups, all highly respected authorities in their fields. Bringing additional viewpoints and leadership skills to the Council are individuals appointed for their experience in a wide range of areas including program development, marketing and fundraising, legal issues, and training.

SME Chairs
Electrical Skills

Derek Coleman
National Director of Power Distribution Services for PSAV

Alan Rowe
Safety & Training Director, IATSE Local 728 and Chair of the IATSE Craft Advancement Program

Steve Terry
Director of Standards and Industry Relations of ETC

Rigging Skills

Karen Butler
Owner, Suddenly Scenic

Bill Sapsis
President of Sapsis Rigging, Inc.

 

 
Organizational Members
*denotes Council Chair
ESTA

Tim Hansen*
Industrial Sales Manager for Oasis Stage Werks

Jules Lauve
ESTA President and Principal, Theatre Projects

Steve Surratt
Chief Operating Officer,
Texas Scenic Co.

Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP)

Matt Antonucci
Vice President Production Affairs
and Safety

Chris Moulton
Production Affairs and Safety Managet at Contract Services

The Broadway League

Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT/ICTS)

Monique Corbeil

National Coordinator of CITT/ICTS

Event Safety Alliance

Steve Adelman
Head, Adleman Law Group, PLLC

InfoComm International

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)

Brian Lawlor
International Representative

Pat White
Director of Education and Training

International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)

Russell Read
Director of Experience,
City of Ceder Hill, TX

TEA

Michael Finney
Director of Technical Design for Thinkwell Design & Production

United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)

Joe Aldridge

Past President, USITT and Professor of Theatre and Technical Director at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Paul Brunner
Secretary, USITT
Head of Theatre Technology, Technical Directory at Indiana University

Business Members
Broadway Across America

Mark Bumgardner
National Director of Production/Theatrical


Cirque du Soleil

Tom Lapp
Technical Manager of Rigging 

Disney Theatrical Productions

Mark Elliott
Director, Corporate Safety

James M. Garner
Manager, Physical Production

Live Nation

Isaac Thompson
Operations Manager, First Merit Bank Pavillion at Northerly Island, Chicago

NBC Universal

Paul Jordan
Vice President, Production Safety

Greg Petruska
Director, Environmental Health
and Safety

Production Resource Group

Fred Gallo
President, Scenic Operations

Jere Harris
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Orestes Mihaly
General Manager, Scenic Operations

PSAV

Todd Spencer
Vice President,
Global Rigging Services

Walt Disney Parks
and Resorts

David E. Miller
Manager, Technical Direction and Systems

 

Individual Members
Steven Ehrenberg
President, Eberg Staging Solutions
Tony Galuppi
National Rigging Manager,
VER Sales
Dr. Marilyn Hetzel
Professor and Director of Theatre at
Metropolitan State University
of Denver
Kent Jorgensen
Safety and Training Representative for IATSE Local 80 and Chair of the IATSE Labor / Management Safety Committee
Eddie Raymond
Immediate Past President of ESTA and Former Vice President of IATSE Local 16 in San Francisco
 

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