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Richard Parks
Vice President, ETCP, OSHA, FDNY
(201) 402-6461

Richard Parks joined iWeiss in 2001 bringing with him professional experience from his work as a longtime member of IATSE local 635 and as a head carpenter at a Florida sceneshop specializing in Corporate Productions. In his tenure at iWeiss, he has earned the title of Vice President and is responsible for overseeing all of our historical renovations, and many custom automation, custom rigging and specialized curtain projects on national and international scale. Richard is an ETCP certified theatrical rigger, grew up in North Carolina and now resides in Park Ridge, NJ. He is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts.

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Russ Dusek
Project Manager - Chicago/Mid-West Region, ETCP
Chicago Office
(708) 435-4162

Russ graduated from Kent State University with a BFA in Technical Theatre.  Before coming to iWeiss in 2013, he spent 25 years in the field both installing and project managing large scale rigging projects.  Russ is based in our Chicago office and has direct oversight over all iWeiss’ Midwestern and Western US projects.  Additionally, he supervises all of iWeiss' work with Century Aviation in the installation of full size aircraft. Russ is an ETCP certified rigger and serves on the ETCP test writing committee and is a voting member of ESTA’s Rigging Working Group which writes entertainment industry ANSI standards.

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Shannon Sullivan
Project Manager, OSHA, ETCP
(201) 402-6472

After leaving the State University of New York at Albany, Shannon worked at various venues like Syracuse Stage, New World Stages and as a technical designer with JR Clancy. At iWeiss she worked on the growth of our drafting department in addition to all field operations scheduling which she oversees. Shannon also manages a number of projects each year, some of note being the DePaul School of Theatre, The Loew’s Kings Theatre and Liberty School of Music in Lynchburg VA. 


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Andy Kotarba
Project Manager, OSHA, ETCP
(201) 402-6474

Andy started working as a Theatrical Technician in Western Massachusetts in 2005 until he went to Oregon and got his Bachelors of Science in Fine Arts, while working as a Crew Leader for the University of Oregon’s events department. Later, he moved back to Western Massachusetts, and was the Assistant Technical Director for MCLA before he moved to Boston and worked for High Output as an assistant project manager for their Systems Installation Division for two and a half years. Now he is excited to be working for iWeiss in 2017, and is looking forward to working on all the fascinating projects that iWeiss is involved in. 

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Alex Ruta
Project Manager, FDNY, OSHA, ETCP
(201) 402-6462

Alex has been with iWeiss in Various roles since 2012. Starting as a fabricator in the steel shop, he quickly moved into the position of Steel Shop Manager. Specializingin NYC public schools, Alex facilitates rigging and curtain replacements in theatres and auditoriums in the greater New York City area. He also handles most of the flameproofing projects for iWeiss from local calls to national tours, Alex is happy to help theatres and production teams maintain safe and properly certified productions. 

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