I am a highly accomplished professional with a remarkable journey in the Film & Television industry, starting from my early beginnings in the UK. In 1992, I embarked on my career right after school by joining a pioneering British TV facilities company called 'TV2'. It was during my tenure at TV2 that I had the privilege to be part of groundbreaking work, particularly in the development of live on-board camera systems for Formula One Motorsport, Motorcycle Racing, Sailing, and Powerboat Racing. This invaluable experience provided me with a solid foundation in the realm of Live Sports Television.
When TV2 became part of the Canadian WESCAM group, I continued to expand my expertise in gyro-stabilized cameras, RF transmission and control systems, and miniature cameras. Within just five years of joining TV2/WESCAM, I had grown into the role of Project Manager, overseeing live coverage for a wide range of televised sports. As an Engineer-In-Charge (EIC), I led large crews and orchestrated RF for events such as the BBC's coverage of the 'Whitbread Around The World Race'.
Following the dissolution of TV2 in 1998, I seized the opportunity to establish my own business in London, specializing in providing wireless camera transmission equipment and services to the British TV industry. Over nearly a decade, I contributed to numerous projects across a variety of genres, expanding my repertoire from live sports to encompass news and entertainment shows. During this time, I forged strong relationships with major UK broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Sky, while also extending my reach to national broadcasters in over 40 countries worldwide.
In 2003, Warner Bros. approached me to design and build a cutting-edge multi-camera digital video transmission system for the filming of 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'. This project marked a significant turning point in my career as it opened the doors to the world of movies.
While maintaining commitments to popular British shows like 'The Big Breakfast' and 'So Graham Norton', as well as serving as RF EIC for the Asian/European Golf tours, my focus remained primarily on television. This involved working on golf tournaments across Asia for extended periods, returning to the UK for brief stints before jetting back to Asia for more golf coverage.
In late 2007, I took steps to establish a home in Los Angeles, providing a convenient base for me to return to after periods spent in Asia. It was there that I met and married my wife, and by 2009, I made the decision to exclusively work in the Hollywood movie industry. I had the privilege of contributing my expertise to notable productions such as 'The Amazing Spider-man', 'The Avengers', 'Inception', 'Mission Impossible', and 'The Bourne Legacy'.
However, with a growing family and a desire to spend more time at home, by 2014 I made the conscious choice to shift my focus back to Live Television. Initially working as a freelance engineer, I eventually joined '3g Wireless' as a full-time Truck EIC (Engineer in Charge). With '3g Wireless', I had the opportunity to work on a multitude of major sports events, including Cycle Racing Tours, Motorsports events, Triathlons & Marathons, Football (College and NFL, including the Super Bowl), as well as high-profile non-sports events like Presidential Elections, New Year's Eve Shows in Times Square, Felix Baumgartner's 'Stratos' Project, and David Blaine's Balloon stunt: 'Ascension'.
In February 2023, I was honored to be appointed as the CEO of EMG Connectivity USA. This new role allows me to build upon EMG's remarkable successes worldwide, while introducing their exceptional professional approach to the USA.
I am thrilled about this new chapter in my career and the opportunity to lead EMG Connectivity USA to even greater heights. With a focus on innovation, excellence, and unwavering dedication, I look forward to driving the company's growth and delivering outstanding solutions to clients in the American market.
As 1st AC / Technician I have worked on dozens of the biggest Hollywood Movies in recent years:
As Truck EiC, Project Manager or RF Technician I've been involved in hundreds of high profile TV Shows and Events:
I started straight out of school as a Production Assistant with an industry leader in minicam and microwave link technologies for motorsports coverage.
With TV2 now a part of the Canadian Gyro-stabilized Camera Organization, I gained valuable experience with airborne camera and transmission systems, project managing huge events during this time.
I launched my own company in London to provide specialized RF and Camera equipment to TV (and then Film) Producers around the World... Working on events from the Olympic Games to Harry Potter!
I made a permanent move to the USA and to the Film Industry, working on some of the biggest movies of the time like 'Inception', 'Bourne', 'Avengers', 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and 'The Dark Knight Rises' - before in 2014/2015, gradually moving back into Live Television.