Announced: September 7, 2021
Advanced Staging Productions, an Event Technology Management company located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, is excited to announce the appointment of Ryan McLaughlin as President starting September 2021. In his new position, McLaughlin will oversee all Operations, Production and Sales & Marketing for the company. His special blend of leadership, technical expertise, and client relations skills makes him uniquely qualified to lead the company in its next phase of growth.
Steve Wildemann, CEO, whom McLaughlin replaces as President, states, “Ryan has been the heart and soul of this company for a long time. His ability to serve the needs of our customers and our employees to mutual benefit is the foundation of a company philosophy we call The Advanced Way. His dedication to developing his team and caring about his client’s success is a formula for future growth that bodes well for the company. His inspired leadership throughout the Covid-19 pandemic helped keep the team together and operating at a high level that ensured our clients were well served and the company was positioned for growth.”
McLaughlin began his career at Advanced Staging Productions in 1997 as a Rental Technician and quickly rose through the ranks, filling varied roles along the way that included Video Engineer, Project Manager, General Manager. He has spent the last eight years a part of the Leadership Team as Vice President of Operations during which time the company has enjoyed almost triple digit growth in both revenue and staff.
To McLaughlin, “Becoming the President of Advanced Staging Productions is a dream come true. Being with the same company for 24 years it takes on much more than just a job, it becomes part of your DNA. Much like raising a child, you feel all of your company’s highs and lows, and there have been plenty of both. I will be here to support ASP’s mission and help achieve our goal of doubling our company’s revenue as it was poised to do before the pandemic.”
Advanced Staging Productions is a privately held company based in West Chester, PA that provides the highest level of event technology management to the meetings and events industry. Serving the corporate, university and non-profit markets, the company holds itself accountable to the highest standards of performance in the industry. With an approach to technical production that entails partnering with their clients, always keeping their goals in mind and working together to develop the best possible event production solutions, Advanced Staging Productions is the right partner for your events.
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