Kirkland has been responsible for designing, installing and programming audio systems in world-class performance venues, as well as engineering, live shows throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He has mixed tours for Liza Minnelli, Andy Williams, Burt Bacharach, Julie Andrews, Rosemary Clooney and Creedence Clearwater Revisited, among others. As a founding partner of Thomas Gregor Associates, Kirkland designed and programmed audio systems and oversaw the production of the company’s larger and more complex projects for clients including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Boeing, Universal Studios and Cedars Sinai. Kirkland has extensive experience with cruise ship systems including new-builds and refits in various capacities including as a systems designer, engineer, and programmer. His company, Thomas Gregor Associates, was awarded the 2006 ARCHI-TECH magazine Award for Princess Cruise’s industry first Movies Under The Stars outdoor cinema venue. Kirkland was also responsible for the groundbreaking design and implementation of the initial ship-wide all digital audio distribution network – a first in the industry. At FUNA, Kirkland served on the design team for the Disney Dream and Fantasy along with several super yacht projects. He also has extensive system design and installation experience in famed Las Vegas venues and themed entertainment industry. Kirkland will expand VUE’s technical support for larger design firms and projects.