Riedel Communications has boosted its efforts to best serve television industry clients in the U.S. and Canada by building out its North American team.
Zach Funk and Justin McClellan have joined the company as service and support engineers in the Riedel North America Technical Services department.
With previous experience in live-event production and broadcast television, both Funk and McClellan have overseen setup, implementation, and maintenance of Riedel signal distribution and communications systems, the company said.
“Through work with Zach and Justin on a variety of Riedel installations, we know that they have the right spirit and technical expertise to play a valuable role on the Riedel North America team,” noted Riedel North America President/CEO Joyce Bente. “Their knowledge, dedication, and enthusiasm in working with our clients will contribute to customer satisfaction and continued adoption of Riedel solutions in markets across North America.”
Funk’s previous work with Riedel includes a 12-month stint, from 2011-2012, as a logistics specialist for the company.
More recently, as a freelance systems technician, he collaborated closely with Riedel in setting up and configuring Riedel MediorNet systems for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.
Funk’s industry experience also includes the role of Technical Director at Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette, Colorado; Lead Audio Engineer at Mars Hill Church in Seattle; System Integration Wireman at Beck Associates in Denver; and Live Sound Technician at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif.
McClellan joins Riedel having most recently served as a freelancer in RF and communications work for corporate events and large TV broadcasts, including the Central American and Caribbean Games Veracruz 2014 in Mexico and for CMT’s CMT Crossroads.
During this time he gained experience working on a wide array of audio consoles, intercom systems, and control software systems. McClellan began his career at Alford Media Services, where he built and refined his skills as both an RF technician and a communications technician. He was instrumental in upgrading Alford’s communications systems to Riedel Artist systems and then led the training of in-house and freelance staff on Riedel equipment.
Funk is based in Burbank, Calif., while McClellan is based in Nashville. Both report to Jeremy Lommori, head of Technical Sales and Support for Riedel North America.