Production Resource Group (PRG) announced that Susan Tesh has been named general manager of its California operations. Tesh, along with a management team of industry professionals, will lead all West Coast operations, including the company's consolidation efforts and its future growth. Her appointment comes as PRG progresses with integration activities following the completion of its merger with VLPS Lighting Services International, Inc.
Tesh was formerly the general manager of VLPS' Los Angeles office. In 1979, she moved to Los Angeles to join sound and lighting company TFA/Electrotec, where she worked with many top concert tours. In 1987, she was appointed the exclusive U.S. distributor of Milab microphones, gaining the support of top recording and live audio engineers. Vari-Lite, Inc., hired Tesh in 1988 to open their first rental location outside of Dallas.
Tesh and her team have provided this leading service to some of the world's biggest events, including the 2004 Athens Olympic Ceremonies, World Music Awards, NFL Super Bowl Half-Time Show, Miss Universe, American Idol, and the Academy Awards, as well as worldwide concert tours such as the Rolling Stones and the Blue Man Group.
Most recently, Tesh managed the lighting equipment for the Democratic National Convention in Boston.