Company History

Advanced Staging Productions was a member advanced-staging-productionsof the Advanced family of companies founded in 1985 by Paul Grafinger. Beginning as Advanced Audio Visual Inc. (AAV) and providing equipment, rental and technical services to corporations and hotels, AAV grew as event technology progressed.

Recognizing the long-term value of using event technology at corporate events, AAV quickly became the computer and video presentation experts in the Philadelphia region. The ability to offer event technology management, coupled with a high level of customer service, fueled corporate growth. As event technology continued to evolve, AVV added video production along with the sale and installation of audio/visual and computer presentation equipment.

In 1997, with Steven Wildemann at the helm as President, Advanced Staging Productions was born to answer the AV rental and staging demand. Alongside the growth of two other AAV departments — Advanced AV (AV sales and installation) and MC3 (AV video production) — Grafinger established three standalone companies that provide specific expertise to different market segments.

In 2003, the addition of a lighting department allowed Advanced Staging Productions to offer the three crucial elements of a corporate production — audio and video technology and lighting design. Thus began Advanced Staging Productions’ transformation into the premier provider of event technology management services in the Philadelphia and mid-Atlantic regions.

Today, Advanced Staging Productions, solely owned by Steve Wildemann since December 2012, continues to provide a high level of event technology management, holding itself accountable to the highest standards of performance in the industry. Our approach to technical production entails partnering with you, always keeping your goals in mind as we work together to develop the best possible event production solution for your event.

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