Creative Technology has added new staffers to its Chicago and Los Angeles offices. Kristi Ventura joins the Chicago office as National Sales Manager. She brings over 11 years of experience in audio visual sales and service to CT. Formerly National Sales Manager with AVW-TELAV, Ventura's primary focus was on large exhibits for trade shows while also supporting corporate events, marketing tours and private screenings. She has a background in post-production where she focused on corporate videos, media tours, uplink/downlinks, post-production services including linear and non-linear editing, 3-D graphics and audio production.
Phillip Manor joins CT Los Angeles as Audio Engineer CT California. Manor is a 24-year industry veteran and was most recently with QSC Audio as Product Planner for Loudspeaker Products. He holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and has been involved in audio production since the early 1980s. His list of audio production credits include the Playboy Jazz Festival, Thelma Houston, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Shadowfax and the West Coast All-Stars featuring Jonathan Butler, Bobby Lyle, Carl Anderson, EnVogue. As CT California's Audio Engineer, Manor will support CT's rapidly expanding audio department both in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Also joining the Los Angeles office is Rodger Reeder who will be National Director of Business Development. Reeder comes to CT from Quickflash Products where he served as Vice President of Marketing & Sales. He is a seasoned industry veteran who began his career in the audio field in the mid 70¹s as a technician, touring with Led Zeppelin, Crosby Stills & Nash and The Eagles. By the early 80s he was producing and promoting concerts and events throughout the United States and Europe. Prior to his career at Quickflash, he was a highly successful independent producer overseeing major projects for Walt Disney World, Co. and Planet Hollywood. In this newly created position, Reeder will focus on long-term business development with the aim of broadening CT's client base.