What Does A Rigging Supervisor Do?
Over the course of the year, Wired Production Group produces almost 200 concerts across the Midwest. At many of these concerts, our company is required to build the stages for the events. A stage is only as good as the equipment and the riggers behind it. The event production professionals who install rigging systems, either permanent or temporary, have a big responsibility to build safe stages for performers, the crews, and the audience.
Riggers require extensive training with a strong understanding of technical drawings, rigging plots, and equipment use, like chain hoists. Many stages and roof structures are built on a temporary basis, so riggers are often building and then tearing down the same stage with a few days. Riggers need technical skills to execute the roof and stage build and must also have strong communication skills to make sure that everyone on-site is working safely and on schedule. One person with these skills (and more) is our very own Adam Lee.
Adam was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, but he calls Cedar Rapids home. Adam attended Kirkwood Community College and studied LAN Management, but decided that being dedicated to a computer every day was not the best job for him. Since 2013, Adam has been involved in theatre and concert production stage rigging throughout the Midwest. Adam has worked for our team as a stagehand for the last few years. He officially joined our Wired Production Group family in the summer of 2019 as Rigging Supervisor. He jumped right into our busy season and he has never looked back.
Fun Fact: Adam is a heavy metal music fan. Some of his favorite bands include Lamb of God, Devildriver, and Dethklok. Adam loves spending time with his super-cool son named Ryker, who is turning 10 this year! Time flies when you are having fun being a dad.
We are incredibly fortunate to have him as a very skilled part of our team.
Here’s What Others Have To Say About Adam Lee…
“Adam…Adam…he’s our man! If he can’t do it…no one can! Always enjoyed working with him over the years, hardworking and ready for any project, glad he’s now officially a part of our team!” – Billy Peifer, Operations Manager
“Adam is a skilled rigger who takes his responsibility for constructing safe stages very seriously.” – Bruce Bingman, Client Account Manager
“He is dedicated to making things happen. His calm demeanor, but drive to be successful makes our team feel more at ease at shows. Adam wants nothing but the best for our staff and our clients. He goes out of his way to get things done quickly and safely.” – Nicole Schroeder, Marketing Project Coordinator
“Adam is a hard worker. He will always take time to show you how things work. He likes short walks on the beach in-between setups and teardowns. We’ll always have Florida.” – Rob Silver, Production Specialist Engineer
“Absolute ROCK STAR!” – Kim Klein, Office Manager
“Ever since I started, before Adam was on full-time with us, I could tell that he was a good guy. His goofy persona brings an element of lightness to shows. He will always work his butt off to accomplish the task at hand and make sure everything is done correctly. He is a great addition to the team and is always there to help.” – Jesse Snyder, Lighting Designer
“He’s just a big ball of cuddly wuddly fuzzy wuzzy Adam-ness. In a harness.” – Ian Miller, Audio Engineer
“Adam is a roofin’ rockstar! He is a trustworthy, reliable pro when it comes to rigging. He works hard and is always good for a big smile when you need a boost in your day! Adam brings a unique light to our team that is all his own!” – Mary Beth Kunz, Live Event Production Manager
“Adam is a true team player and has an unsurpassed work ethic. It’s obvious that he really enjoys his work and takes pride in it. When he started in early 2019 with WPG, he was thrust into his work immediately and rose to the occasion by taking ownership of our roof structures and rigging department. Adam is really a joy to be around and his positive attitude is positively infectious. I’m really glad we’ve got Adam on the team because I know we can count on him to follow through and do it with a smile. Thanks, Adam.” – Aaron Wells, COO
“Adam first started working with us as a stagehand a few years ago. Earlier this year, he joined the team full-time this past summer as our lead rigging tech for our concert roof systems. During the past summer, he jumped right in and filled the gap with his expertise, hard work ethic, and positive attitude. Recently, he traveled to Florida with our crew. He was great to have on the team as he was making things happen and wowing the customer along the way. His dedication to our team and our company is a great addition. I am so thankful for his efforts and skills and willingness to jump in wherever he is needed. Thank you, Adam, and I look forward to many more years working together and making Wired Production Group a great place to work and watching you taking us to new heights!” – Ron Rausch, President / CEO