Chris Conti: managing some of the most exciting developments in the business

 Chris on the LDI show floor with the newly launched GroundControl Remote Followspot System

Chris on the LDI show floor with the newly launched GroundControl Remote Followspot System

When Chris Conti became a PRG Product Manager in 2008, he became part of a team responsible for moving the goalposts on the state of the art.  He is now the manager for PRG Bad Boy, PRG Best Boy, Series 400 Power & Data Distribution System, and the newly launched GroundControl Remote Followspot System, which won Best Debuting Product in Staging and Rigging at LDI.  His position is a fascinating amalgamation of specifier, designer, and advocate.

Chris became part of Vari*Lite after college, where he gained extensive experience as a touring crew chief and automated lighting technician.  He soon joined PRG as a lighting crew chief during their merger with VLPS.   That real-world experience helps him and his colleagues as they strive to create proprietary products and solutions that are not only innovative, but also reliable, and which hold up under the abuse tours and major events can dish out.

Join your host Jason Marin and co-host Theresa Unfried as we sit down with Chris to discuss his current job, how he found his way there, and the present and future of the business.  Thanks for downloading and listening!