J. R. Clancy Expands Technical and Design Staff


J. R. Clancy, Inc., has added two people to its sales and estimating staff, maintaining and expanding its technical services and expertise to serve its customers.

Eric Huss has joined Clancy as Technical Salesman. Prior to joining JR Clancy, Eric worked for Artec Consultants on projects including Darat King Abdullah II Performing Arts Center in Amman, Jordan; Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Fla.; Grand Theatre du Bouregreg in Rabat, Morocco; and the Star Performing Arts Center in Singapore. Eric worked as a project manager for Global Scenic Services, where he managed the 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, a national tour of South Pacific, several projects for DKNY and Holland America Cruise Lines, and two Broadway shows: Hedda Gabler and Irena’s Vow. Earlier in his career, Eric served as a technical designer with Auerbach Pollock Friedlander and Sachs Morgan Studio as technical designer, where he was involved in drafting and engineering machinery for major performing arts venues across the country and beyond. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Technical Production from Boston University.

Scott Uhrig joins J.R. Clancy as an Estimator, coming to the company from The Oncenter entertainment complex in downtown Syracuse. As the complex’s technical services manager for nearly twenty years, Scott was responsible for the technical operations of three facilities: the John H. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters, the Onondaga County War Memorial, and the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center. During his tenure, the complex hosted Broadway tours including The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, and Wicked, and major touring companies including Cirque Du Soleil, Disney on Ice, the Syracuse Auto Show and the United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championships. Earlier in his career, Scott served as technical operations manager for the Landmark Theater in Syracuse.

Dean Arpajian joined Clancy in 2012 as a Controls Designer, responsible for design and commissioning of rigging control systems. His design projects have included the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif., and the Jenison Performing Arts Center in Jenison, Mich. Recently commissioned systems Dean designed include Butler University's Schrott Center for the Performing and Visual Arts, and the San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center at California Polytechnic. Before joining Clancy, Dean worked as a stagehand and rigger, and a consultant in the code-for-hire sector. Earlier in his career, he designed neurological research systems for a facility at Syracuse University. Dean holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Syracuse University.

Alex Pranjkovic joined the technical and design staff as a Mechanical Engineer. A recent graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Alex has been the lead designer on a variety of dealer and contract jobs at Clancy, including Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif., and Pueblo Memorial Hall in Pueblo, Colo. He has also taken on the task of managing standard product drawings.

In addition, Clancy announces the promotion of Paul Zagajeski to the position of Product Engineer.  In this new position, Paul will work full-time on the development of future products and improvements to Clancy’s existing lines. Paul joined JR Clancy in 2003 as a mechanical designer, and he has designed equipment for projects including the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, the renovation of the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, and the Palladium in Carmel, IN.  He has also worked on the design of many of Clancy’s standard, off-the-shelf products. Before joining Clancy, Paul was a technical designer at the theatre consulting firm Auerbach Pollock Friedlander in San Francisco.

For more information about J. R. Clancy, visit www.jrclancy.com, or call (800) 836-1885.

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