Total Structures has announced the addition of Peter Hind to its team in Ventura, CA. Hind, a professional structural engineer, has 20 years experience in the entertainment industry. He has worked with M A Richards and Partners of London, and engineered of roof systems for tours starring Genesis, David Bowie, Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton among others. For the past six years he was employed by sister company, Total Fabrications in the UK; during that time he was a significant contributor to the ESTA Technical Standards Committee responsible for writing ANSI standard E1.2 2000 Entertainment Technology Design, Manufacture and Use of Aluminum Truss and Towers Entertainment, as well as contributing to the development of a number of British standards. Last year saw the publication of his book Aluminum Structures in the Entertainment Industry, the fastest selling of a series published by the Entertainment Press.

Ian Coles, president of Total Structures, said, “I am delighted that Peter has chosen to join our team. His experience and professional qualifications will undoubtedly contribute to the companies growing reputation as the worlds leading temporary structures experts. His expertise will be not simply be of benefit to the company, as I’m sure he will continue to make a significant contribution to the industry as a whole and will be keen to extend his role within ESTA’s Technical Standards Committee.”