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
- Stephanie Fagan
- Katherine Headley
- Stuart MacCauley
- Julie Peden
- Marcel Potvin
- Ben Renzella
- Nestor Reyes
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.
Director of Sales, Canada
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.
Director, Global Accounts, Film & Television
Based in PRG’s Toronto office, Stephanie is a respected veteran of the of the entertainment industry with over 20 years of client support to the Commercial, Television and Feature Film Markets. Stephanie joined PRG in the fall of 2016 in her new role as Director, Global Accounts and has responsibilities for growing that segment of the market and provide lighting solutions specific to the client’s vision and project requirements.
Stephanie began her career as an Account Executive for Fujifilm Canada in the Motion Picture Division, where she supported clients for 12 years. Prior to joining PRG, Stephanie was an Account Executive for Panavision Canada for five years, supporting cinematographers and productions in Toronto. In addition, she also worked with Dazmo Camera, the Toronto office of the Quebec based company, Video MTL, with responsibilities of camera and lens support across Canada.
Transportation and Sub Rental Manager
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.
Director, Business Development Canada
Julie has over 25 years of experience creating and executing special events, product launches, conferences/conventions and trade and consumer shows for a wide variety of Fortune 500 clients. With her experience in running my own event planning business for 15 years she has an exceptional track record in being customer driven, accountable and providing solid solutions, services to her clients.' Her strategic meeting management expertise has ensured that her clients enjoy extraordinary and memorable events. Now, through PRG, she can access the global strength that PRG Toronto is known for and provide the "best of the best", delivering outstanding service, creativity, energy, one-stop-shopping and value to her clients.
Director, Global Accounts, Corporate Events
Marcel brings over 20 years’ experience in the events industry to the PRG team. He began his career in hotels and customer service at the Holiday Inn Burlington while gaining technical experience in TV production at Cogeco Cable and attending Film & TV production classes at Trebas Institute & Ryerson University. He moved to Stagevision in 2002, producing and managing client meetings, events, and conference requirements as Director of Audio Visual Services. Marcel then joined Presentation Services Audio Visual as a Director of Sales & Production, building relationships and selling events within the hotel scene in Downtown Toronto and across Canada, before returning to Stagevision’s Event Services Division as Senior Account Director.
In 2013, Marcel started his own business, Audio Visual Odyssey Inc. as a producer working in collaboration with multiple suppliers across North America producing
events for CGA Ontario, Dairy Farmers of Ontario, Hicks Morley Law Firm, MARS, Sandals, Association of Corporate Travel Executives, The Canadian Mining Hall of
Fame, Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, and Sick Kids Hospital. Marcel has now merged with PRG in Toronto as Director of Global Accounts, bringing his knowledge, customer experience and skill set to the Corporate & Events team across North America.
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.