John Bleich has been rigging in the entertainment industry for more than 35 years. He has toured with a multitude of high profile performers and pioneered a number of techniques to assist with safe and efficient event rigging. Under his leadership, ProRig has evolved well beyond a rigging equipment rental shop and moved into a full labor company and exceptionally capable permanent installation contractor. John serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the ETCP rigging certification program. In his minimal amount of spare time, he can be found admiring fine machines for transportation on the ground and in the air.
Danny Villanueva oversees the day to day operation of the company with a very hands-on approach. Relying on his 25+ years of project management and commercial construction experience, Danny is directly involved in the daily planning and management of Production and Rigging Resources, Inc. Throughout his career he has been involved with all aspects of project management and construction including the RFP process, design, schematics, electrical, fabrication and installation. Prior to ProRig, he spent more than 15 years in the sign industry where he managed the manufacturing and installation of state-of-the-art signs and sign packages. He was responsible for leading ongoing complex customer relationships and major conversion and rebranding projects including design, manufacturing, permitting and installation. Danny knows what it takes to get the job done and is as comfortable in the boardroom as he is in the field. Any time he has to himself is spent with his family or on the golf course.
Keith Bohn has been in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. During this time, he has been involved in the use, manufacturing, and design of structural rigging solutions ranging from simple truss to complex permanently installed structures. Keith has also served the industry through ESTA as a principle voting member for the Rigging Working Group since 1998, and has chaired the task group assigned to create and revise ANSI E1.21-2013; Temporary Structures Used for Technical Production of Outdoor Entertainment Events. Keith is a Founding Contributor of the Event Safety Alliance and contributed on several topics contained in The Event Safety Guide. He is also the rigging task group leader within the newly formed Event Safety Working Group, which is working on the second revision of The Event Safety Guide. Additionally, he has taught classes on the safe use of truss and outdoor structures worldwide, is an ETCP Recognized Trainer and an ETCP Certified Rigger-Arena. Keith continues to pursue the limitations of the laws of physics in his down time on as many golf courses as he can find.
After some quality time at TCU, Ed Brown entered the ranks of entertainment professionals by joining the ProRig team in 2001. In his tenure, he has worn many hats and gained invaluable experience performing tasks ranging from loading trucks to high steel overhead event rigging, and most everything in between. Ed continues to be a jack-of-all-trades contributor to ProRig and is the “go-to” office support person. Additionally, he can regularly be seen personally making deliveries and solving various challenges as they arise.
Chris Bonner currently wears the official badge of labor coordinator, arranging entertainment supports staffing of up to 150+ stage hands, riggers, electricians, camera operators, etc. for the various events ProRig supports. Sometimes this can be equated to herding cats, but Chris always keeps his cell phone charged and stays on top of the seemingly constant changes. Having spent many years as a touring musician, Chris’ varied experience has prepared him to manage a multitude of things simultaneously. Additionally, Chris aspires to be involved with the first live concert event held outside of the earth’s atmosphere…just waiting on that call from NASA.