The certification indicates expert proficiency in the use of counterweight, mechanical, and hydraulic systems installed in theatres. ETCP riggers also understand the health and safety issues involved in the use of theatre rigging, as well as Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA) requirements for the use, maintenance and inspection of rigging.
Stock, who came to J. R. Clancy in 2008, is the third rigging professional on the Clancy staff to earn ETCP certification. Formerly a project manager with Grand Stage Company, the Midwestern production house, Stock works directly with dealers and oversees the in-house completion of their projects. Most recently, he applied his rigging expertise to two projects in progress: the $30 million renovation and expansion of the Boston Conservatory's 60-year-old theatre building, and construction of a new theatre at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
J. R. Clancy celebrates its 125th year in business in 2010. An ISO 9001:2008-certified company, Clancy is the leading designer and manufacturer of automated theatrical hoists and control systems, manual rigging equipment, acoustic canopies, and custom stage machinery in the United States. More information is available at 800.836.1885 or www.jrclancy.com.