"WorldStage enjoyed a very successful 2012 - one of the best years in our history - and we want to build on that by giving the staff members that have proven themselves time and again more responsibility, says Josh Nissim, Vice President of Operations for WorldStage East, who was promoted to that post just last year. "We continue to embrace new technologies and expand our high-quality rental inventory along with high-quality staff to provide our clients with the customer service they expect from us".
To that end, Terry Jackson, formerly Director of Rentals/Lighting, has been named Vice President, Director of Lighting with an overall responsibility for managing the client experience at Worlstage Lighting. Drew DeCorleto has been promoted to Director of Lighting Production building on his success with fostering and retaining client relationships.
In addition, lighting veteran J Wiese has joined WorldStage as a Senior Project Manager. Wiese comes on board with 20 years experience in all areas of lighting design and production for the entertainment industry, including television, film, opera, theater, concerts and industrials.
"We're very excited to have J on our team with his vast technical knowledge and easy going disposition -, our clients are really going to enjoy working with him" says Nissim. "J has worked for a Who's Who of clients in every aspect of the business, and we're very lucky to have him on the WorldStage staff as our new Lighting Project Manager, where he'll mainly be hands-on in the field to provide our clients direct support."
Wiese has served as a designer, production manager, production electrician and rigger for many events, tours and musical acts, including The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Beastie Boys, U2, The Goo-Goo Dolls, The Boston Pops, Savion Glover, The Rhode Island Philharmonic, Harry Connick Jr. and James Taylor. And he has overseen corporate launches and activations for such clients as Ducati, Harley Davidson, American Express, Gillette, Macy's, Nike and Phillips.
Among Wiese's credits are projects for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Crossroads Theatre, The Huntington Theatre, The Kodak Theatre, Lyric Stage, Playwrights Horizon, Commonwealth Shakespeare Theatre, The Joyce Theatre and The New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Last year he assisted Tribe Design with the production design for the Super Bowl half-time show starring Madonna; later he also assisted on the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
WorldStage Inc., the company created by the merger of Scharff Weisberg Inc and Video Applications Inc, continues a thirty-year legacy of providing clients the widest variety of entertainment technology coupled with conscientious and imaginative engineering services. WorldStage provides audio, video and lighting equipment and services to the event, theatrical, broadcast and brand experience markets nationally and internationally.