(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Production industry veteran Randy Wade has joined Eagle Audio and Lighting’s operations in the Fort Worth-Dallas metroplex as vice president of sales and marketing. Wade has been tapped to grow and develop Eagles’s audio, lighting, staging and power business for clientele in a variety of markets, including corporate, theatre, concert touring, festival and themed events.
“We are proud to bring Randy on board,” said CEO Greg Hulett. “His vast experience in all areas of the entertainment industry and his resource network of several decades will be a tremendous asset to Eagle. We look forward to having him continue to grow and expand our business on local, regional and a national level. It proves that we are committed to provide all the resources necessary to ensure Eagle Audio and Lighting is an industry leader.”
“I am very impressed with our ability to furnish a client full turnkey production services with state-of-the-art equipment and first-rate personnel,” said Wade. “The fact that we can supply every aspect of production for an outdoor show puts us in a very unique position. These were important factors in my decision to join Eagle.”
During his career, Wade has been involved with acquiring and managing productions and touring artists such as: Gloria Estefan and Linkin Park; award shows such as the Academy Awards and Miss America; and corporate events such as Camp Jeep, Microsoft and E3. He has also consulted for Billy Bob’s Texas audio and lighting departments.
Wade got an early start in the business as the youngest booking agent at The Jim Halsey Co., booking such acts as Roy Clark, Ricky Nelson, Badfinger and Leon Russell, then assuming the role of Reba McEntire’s first booking agent. Later on, after a stint as vice president of Audio Analysts, handling such projects as Woodstock ‘94, Wade helped introduce Martin Professional to the American market when no other foreign lighting manufacturer had been successful.
Wade can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner