Eric McAfee, a member of the sales team at J. R. Clancy, Inc, brings his years as a theatre production professional, installer and project manager to bear on his new position as Domestic Sales Manager.
In his new role, Eric will supervise all U.S. sales of Clancy rigging systems, working closely with specifiers, dealers, and end users to determine the best rigging solution their each projects.
Beginning his career as a technical director, first for a cultural center on Staten Island and later at the SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center, Eric followed his early experience with more than five years as a rigging installer with BMI Supply. He joined the Clancy staff in 1999 as a dealer project manager, putting his hands-on skill and knowledge to work on hundreds of projects. Eric became an ETCP Certified Theatre Rigger with the first offering of the exam, and he continues to maintain his certification. He moved into sales at Clancy in 2007.
Many in technical theatre know Eric from his seat on the Stump the Rigger panel at USITT, a lively session led by the legendary Bill Sapsis in which panelists take questions from the audience about specific rigging challenges.
A graduate of the University of Illinois with a BFA in theatre production, Eric is a Champaign, Illinois native. He and his wife live in Syracuse.
To reach Eric to discuss an upcoming project, email [email protected], or call him at (800) 836-1885.
J. R. Clancy celebrates its 125th year in business in 2010. More information about the company is available at www.jrclancy.com