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
- Nick Cacchione
- Anthony Headley
- Katherine Headley
- Blake Mintz
- John Moriarty
- 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.
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.
Nick joined PRG in 2005 as a department head for audio video, prior to that he has spent 10 years as a freelance A/V technician working for a number of local companies. Within a few years moved to production coordinator role. His experience in the A/V world has helped to ensure the success of a wide variety of events. With his 20 years’ experience in A/V, Nick has the ability to understand what the client is trying to achieve either prior to the event or on show site. He is also an asset to the operations department in helping to manage the A/V department from inventory, maintenance, packaging and informing the staff of any new products or directions PRG is moving towards in the audio or video world.
Anthony began his technical entertainment career in 1992 as a flyman at Canada’s Wonderland theme park while still in high school. Over the next 5 years, he was fortunate enough to work as a Laser Technician, Lighting Technician, Local crew and finally ending in the Technical Services Department for all areas of the park. Anthony also worked freelance for Westsun Toronto and obtained his Technical Theater diploma from Sheridan College, where he was awarded both the Technical Production Faculty and Outstanding Technician awards.
Shortly after graduating, Anthony relocated for the first of many contracts to Italy to assist in the commissioning of technical entertainment systems for Princess Cruises on their, at the time, largest cruise ship in the world. Upon his return to Canada, Anthony then rejoined Westsun as a Touring Technician and later in a full time position as the Service Manager.
Anthony continued to work in Italy and Japan spending close to 10 years working as Design Build Supervisor for lighting, audio, video, control and network systems on numerous large new build ships, theme parks and places of worship as a freelance contractor. In 2011, Anthony joined PRG based in Toronto as Mbox Extreme Product Supervisor.
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 of Business Development
Blake provides PRG and his clients over 20 years of event and account management, operations, business development and client service expertise. He creates the most meaningful and memorable experiences that allow his clients’ message be received and retained, by making an emotional connection with its audience. He has managed and produced: conventions, tradeshows and special events in the United States, Canada and internationally.
Blake acquired his knowledge of the event and service industries as a result of positions held providing; Audio Visual, General Service Contracting, Event Management and Logistics services. Blake has relationships with major North American and International; Corporate, Association and Special Event clients across all industry sectors and size, such as; Best Western, McDonalds, Rogers, Pepsi, SWIFT Sibos and Canadian Produce Marketing Association.
Blake is a Certified Meeting Professional - CMP and graduate of Humber College. He has served as a board member of Tourism Toronto and CAEM – Canadian Association for Exhibition Management, as well as PCMA Education Committee. Blake established and instructed the first Convention and Tradeshow accredited course in Canada, at George Brown College.
He has served as Vice President with GES and Mendelssohn Event Logistics and was directly involved in building and maintaining relationships, as an “official services provider” at most of the major Canadian Convention facilities.
In Blake’s current role with PRG – Production Resource Group, his primary role is; to understand the clients’ needs and objectives and provide innovative live event and AV production related technology and solutions to meet those needs.
Born and raised in Toronto where he lives with his wife and three daughters. He is a Sports enthusiast who also enjoys; Travel, Art, the Theatre and all other forms of live entertainment.
Based in PRG’s Toronto office John Moriarty joined PRG in 2012 after 20+ years’ experience in Concert Touring, Trade Show, Corporate Events, Special Events, Television, Film and Theatre. John has built his career in the entertainment industry from the ground up. John’s career in the entertainment industry started at age 18 by packing shows and testing equipment in the shop, driving the truck, and then moving up into technical setup positions. He eventually graduated into Crew Chief/Designer and Programmer positions. John’s diverse experience is very valuable when developing production solutions for PRG clients.
When John is not working he enjoys fishing & playing guitar with his band.
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.