WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications, Inc., is pleased to announce that Gary Kajikawa has joined the company as west coast director of engineering services. In that role his primary responsibility is directing and managing the efforts of WorldStage's west coast engineering services and warehouse operations, while supporting account management and project management, and all aspect of technical staging projects. Gary will also work with the east coast.
Kajikawa comes on board after at short stint at Video Equipment Rentals following a 13-year tenure as senior project manager of PSAV National Operations, where he was involved with many aspects of staging events, from pre-production and developing tech requirements for an event to installation and implementation, for a roster of top clients nationwide.
Now,eager to join WorldStage, he says. "WorldStage is a nationally recognized organization and the west coast operation is one of only a few teams that can execute the largest shows successfully while being fully capable of taking on smaller shows. They can scale to do any size show with great in house talent, have the flexibility to react quickly and a reputation for excellence in services and in-house engineering support. I'm looking forward to being a part of that."
Kajikawa's background as a technical director has exposed him to many aspects of video, film and computer-related production working on national and local commercials and many corporate productions. A graduate of California State University/Long Beach, he previously served as technical director, chief video engineer and telecommunications administrator at Maritz Performance Improvement Company and as technical director/camera operator and corporate officer at The Hoppa Group, Inc.
He also developed technical training for studio operations for NBC and has designed and installed audio and video production and postproduction facilities and designed and implemented computer hardware and software for integration with video and presentations.
WorldStage Inc., the company created by the merger of Scharff Weisberg Inc and Video Applications Inc, continues a thirty-year legacy of providing clients the widest variety of entertainment technology coupled with conscientious and imaginative engineering services. WorldStage provides audio, video and lighting equipment and services to the event, theatrical, broadcast and brand experience markets nationally and internationally.