ESTA

William Groener has had an extensive career in lighting and theater design. He started out as a theater major at UC Santa Barbara and returned to the university as a professor before becoming Product Manager for Strand Lighting in Orange County. William has also been active as an instructor for...
Eddie Raymond is a noted trainer for IATSE Craft Advancement Program, which was a featured part of the ESTA sessions during the NAMM Show in 2018. It was the first such time ESTA and NAMM teamed up to facilitate these important training programs, which covered certification and safety training. ...
Lori Rubinstein was the first employee of the Theatrical Dealers Association, which in 1994 changed its name to the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA). Under Lori's leadership, the organization created the ANSI-accredited Technical Standards Program, which focuses on safety...
Bill Sapsis has been rigging for theater and live events since the early 1970s. He was a welder and helped with set designs in both Philadelphia and New York and in 1981, he formed Sapsis Rigging to provide specialized support for opera and musical productions. He realized the need for safety...
Mike Wood has witnessed many developments in professional lighting throughout his career.  During his NAMM interview, Mike spoke about his background, as well as a few of those milestone improvements.  He also talked about the importance of the first moving light system, which was introduced in the...