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.
National Director of Power Distribution Services for Encore Global
Safety & Training Director, IATSE Local 728 and Chair of the IATSE Craft Advancement Program
Director of Standards and Industry Relations of ETC
Owner, Suddenly Scenic
President of Sapsis Rigging,
President, Eberg Staging Solutions
National Rigging Manager,
Dr. Marilyn Hetzel
Professor Emerita of the Theatre Department
at Metropolitan State University of Denver
Safety and Training Representative for IATSE Local 80 and Chair of the IATSE Labor / Management Safety Committee
Past President of ESTA and Former Vice President of IATSE
Local 16 in San Francisco
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