One of the first entities in the Production Resource Group family of companies is going back to its roots by restoring its original name and management team.
For approximately two years, Harris Production Services and Scenic Technologies, the original founding companies of PRG specializing in scenic fabrication and related services, had been bundled and branded with more recent acquisitions as Entolo, with the intention of promoting PRG's overall capabilities rather than focusing on a group of brands each with their own distinct business.
The New Windsor and New York, NY, Las Vegas and Orlando locations will be identified by their former brand name, Scenic Technologies. The Minneapolis and Houston locations will retain the Entolo name and continue to develop the retail and trade-show exhibit business. While Scenic Technologies will continue to service those markets, its main focus will remain the physical production and support of live entertainment productions and other entertainment-related environments, particularly in Broadway and touring theatre, corporate events and industrial shows, concert touring, and casino and theme park environments.
This effort will be led by original co-founder of Scenic Technologies, Fred Gallo, who has been appointed president. Gallo’s lifetime experience in all aspects of the realization of entertainment productions is designed to reinforce the intentions of this shift, along with a revitalized logo and an entirely new website set to launch in the early fall.
"With Fred's leadership, Scenic Technologies will move forward with a foundation firmly grounded in entertainment production services. As the counterpart to both Fourth Phase and ProMix Electrotec, the evolution of Scenic Technologies clearly fulfills the vision of PRG," says Jere Harris, Chairman and CEO.
Fellow co-founders Roy Sears and John Wolf will play significant leadership roles, affirming the restoration of the Scenic Technologies brand. With support from Brian Ashmead, now based in New Windsor, the team will focus on the development of the corporate event market.