As Chief Operations Officer, Europe, Gary Boyd is responsible for all aspects of PRG operations in Europe and the UK. He also oversees asset management in Europe, Asia and Australia.
Gary began his entertainment technology career in 1985 when he joined Score Systems Ltd., a theatrical lighting company based in Kitchener, Ontario, as the company’s equipment rental manager. Following Score Systems’ acquisition by Christie Lites in 1995, Gary served as general manager of the Kitchener facility. In 1996, Gary left Christie Lites to establish an office for Westsun in Toronto.
In 1999, Gary became vice president of operations for Westsun’s offices in the United States and Canada. In 2002, he joined PRG as general manager of the company’s Toronto office.
He initially spent time in the UK during PRG’s acquisition of VLPS in 2004. He became VP Operations for PRG in North America in 2007. In 2008 Gary was once again asked to oversee acquisitions in the UK – integrating Essential Lighting and Summit Steel into the group. He subsequently looked after the consolidation of Birmingham and London facilities into the current Longbridge location.
In 2009 Gary was asked to relocate to the UK becoming Chief Operations Officer, and his family joined him in 2010. Two years later his role was expanded to additionally oversee operations for all of Europe.
Outside of PRG his interests include Skeet Shooting, which he does with his daughter Maddy; flying – Gary has his private flying license; travel; and tinkering with a small collection of cars.