Toronto Staff

PRG staff and crew is customer centric and add value to the customer’s experience. You can rely on them to not only fulfill your production needs, but as partners focused on the same goal; to provide outstanding equipment and service to every event we produce.

  • David James
  • Matthew Byrne
  • Katherine Headley
  • Ben Renzella
  • Nestor Reyes

David James

General Manager
905-366-6902
djames@prg.com


Based in PRG's Toronto office, David James develops lighting solutions for theater productions and many other types of projects. David joined PRG in 2000 after spending more than a decade working as a technical director and production manager for the Desrosiers Dance Theatre Company, the Canadian Stage Company, George Brown College, and the Blyth Festival.

David has a bachelor of Arts degree in technical theatre from the University of Waterloo. When not working, David enjoys spending time with his family and restoring a century-old farmhouse.

Matthew Byrne

Director of Sales, Canada
905-366-6928
MByrne@prg.com


Matthew uses his extensive expertise in event and entertainment technology to help meeting and conference planners; marketing and advertising professionals and associations produce spectacular events.

For over 15 years he has worked in the entertainment and event production as a Production Manager, Stage Manager, Technical Director and Producer. After years working in the arts industry, Matthew knows that the essential skills that acquired from his time working with short timelines, underfunded budgets and big personalities would add value to our clients events.

Matthew's clients count on his production and technical expertise to help produce events, create dynamic staging and AV designs, manage client expectations and generally make everything smooth for the show.

Katherine Headley

Transportation and Sub Rental Manager
905-366-6956
kheadley@prg.com


Katherine first joined PRG in 2000 in operations, and in 2012 moved into the role of purchasing. Katherine brings over 20 years of office experience and travel to the position, with a keen understanding of entertainment products, world markets and various organizations.

Katherine has been involved in varying aspects of community theatre since childhood, developing skills onstage, behind the scenes, acting, directing and writing. On weekends Katherine spends time with her family and still works with a community theatre group directing students.

Katherine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from York University and a Broadcast Journalism Diploma from Seneca College.

Ben Renzella

Accounts Executive
905-366-6909
brenzella@prg.com


Ben joined PRG in March of 2007 after nearly a decade working in all aspects of the entertainment industry.

Ben had his start with Creative Artists Group in Hamilton, providing audio, lighting, and staging services for live production events in Hamilton, and all over southern Ontario. He then moved to the Tivoli theatre as House Technician, eventually moving up to the position of technical director. As a staff member at the Tivoli, Ben was involved in all aspects production for all manner of events, from film shoots to live concerts to professional theatre. Ben then joined Drayton Entertainment at the Huron Country Playhouse, working as a scenic carpenter, props assistant, and running shows.

Ben has extensive experience in the sales, service and installations market as well, having worked for Ontario Staging as an installations technician, and for Jack A. Frost, Ltd. as the service and installations manager. Working with such clients as CTV, The Winona Peach Festival, House of Blues, Mickey Rooney, Global Television, The Canada Winter Games, Dr. Hook, The National Arts Center, Stratford and Shaw Festivals, Drayton Entertainment, TSN, and school boards from Peel, Halton, Hamilton, Toronto and all over Ontario, Ben has acquired extensive experience in every facet of the industry.

In his spare time, Ben enjoys all things related to music, playing and listening to it.

Nestor Reyes

Controller
905-366-6906
nreyes@prg.com

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