Wenger Introduces Performing Arts Specialist Group

by Michael Eddy
Wenger's new Performing Arts Specialist Group
Wenger's new Performing Arts Specialist Group

OWATONNA, MN—Wenger Corporation continues to build on the tradition of the Wenger and J.R. Clancy brands in performing arts by investing in their products, services and team members. They have created the Performing Arts Specialist Group, which will be led by Mike Murphy, General Manger of Performing Arts.

Further information from Wenger Corporation (performance.wengercorp.com)

“After speaking with many of you, we have evaluated our momentum and initiatives and are pleased to announce our new Performing Arts Specialist Group,” says Murphy. “This group is dedicated to providing budgeting and technical collaboration for our consultant partners, and improving our role as an integrating manufacturer. Our Performing Arts Specialist Group consists of three industry veterans with more than 80 years of combined experience. As General Manager of Performing Arts, I will be the lead for this new group and am pleased to have Damon Atwood and Jeff Jones join me.”

“Damon brings vast technical experience and expertise to the role of Performing Arts Specialist,” comments Murphy. Prior to joining Wenger as Technical Sales Manager in 2015, he worked in numerous roles throughout the industry including rigging installer, technical director, engineer, sales representative, and strategic consultant. Jones joined Wenger Corporation in 2016 as a Performing Arts Specialist following the corporation’s acquisition of SECOA. He will continue his long tradition of industry expertise and service in this new role and utilize his 30-year career at SECOA in project management, sales, marketing, and business development. “Jeff’s long-standing industry relationships and his innate ability to communicate easily have earned him a valued reputation,” says Murphy.

Murphy continues, “Our focus does not stop with our Performing Arts Specialist Group. I am also pleased to announce that Jim Crooks has joined Wenger Corporation as our Lighting Solutions Integrator. Jim brings extensive experience in entertainment lighting, energy management, and code compliance.” Crooks has worked in the performing arts industry for several lighting companies and J.R. Clancy. In this role, Jim will report to Mark Ingalls, Performing Arts Segment Manager.

“Wenger Corporation proudly offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the performing arts market,” Murphy states. “This new team will help ensure our clients’ and partners’ future success and strengthen our collaborative role with consultants. We understand the importance of continually adapting to ever-changing market dynamics and are dedicated to providing an enhanced one-on-one experience. Please contact me or a member of our Performing Arts Specialist Group with any questions. We look forward to working with you in the future and thank you for your continued input and support.”