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A Chat With Valerie Henry, Accounts Payable Manager

Ask Accounts Payable Manager Valerie Henry, the Riverview veteran who’s been working at the company for a total of 16 years, in an array of roles, what the secret is to keeping track of nearly 50 RSG employees, plus the numerous union employees that work with the Riverview team at live events and the myriad […]

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A Chat With John Hunter, Director Warehouse Operations

In 1995 Pixar’s first movie “Toy Story” opened in theaters, eBay went live, Christopher Reeve was paralyzed and the Grateful Dead played their last concert ever. It was also the same year a young John Hunter joined the then 8-year-old Riverview Systems Group’s video department. His tactical and organizational skills didn’t go unnoticed for long […]

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A Chat With Melissa York, Accounts Receivable

Melissa York, a 15-year veteran of Riverview, handles the company’s accounts receivables, a job she notes is made much easier due to the fact that “clients are usually so pleased with how awesome their event turned out, and appreciate the hard work and positive attitude our team brought to it, that they make sure our […]

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A Chat With Jon Haworth, Senior Technical Director

Jon Haworth has seen it all at Riverview. Beginning his career in 1995 as a truck driver, and after just two months found himself quickly promoted to video tech, which led to his current role as Senior Technical Director overseeing show management, involving the delicate balancing act of properly allocating the company’s vast technical, creative […]

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A Chat with Todd Vrzal, Director, Systems Integration

Todd Vrzal, Riverview Systems Group’s long-time Systems Integration Director, still remembers one of his first jobs at Riverview – the then technical challenge of installing slide projectors. “If that does not date myself, I don’t know what does,” Todd jokes. Today the work continues to grow in complexity with the Systems Integration Division designing and installing […]

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A Chat With Rebecca Van De Vanter, Lighting Specialist

As a company that often prides itself for making its clients’ live event dreams come true, Rebecca Van De Vanter holds the unique position in making Riverview’s dreamers’ vision come true. In her own words, her role is largely to function as a go-between for our design services team and the physical end product that […]

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A Chat With Mike Noble, Director, Service & Repairs

For many at Riverview, you see Director, Service & Repairs Mike Noble everyday as that fun guy, usually with a screwdriver in hand, expertly maintaining our technical arsenal. What you may not know is that back in the late 1980s Mike was a touring lighting technician for such artists as The Beach Boys, Barry Manilow, […]

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A Chat with Michelle Segura, Director, Field Operations

As the Director of Field Operations, not much escapes Michelle’s notice. A stickler for details, the 20-year-veteran is responsible for ensuring that all Riverview Systems events have the proper personnel and labor attached to them. Additionally, she manages all travel, outsourced freight, and everyday operations. “Our entire field staff works tirelessly, and around the clock, […]

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A Chat with Scott Robinette, Senior Field Specialist

Creativity is something that runs in Scott “Scotty” Robinette’s family. Both his grandfather and dad were audio engineers. Although as Senior Field Specialist for Riverview, his work is vastly different from that of his father and grandfather, it is nonetheless intensely creative and crucially important to the success of the live events the company produces. […]

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A Chat with Franco Berardi, Director, Design Services

One of the mission’s of our blog is to offer readers a closer, more personal look at the people who drive the company. This month we turn our attention to 20-plus year veteran Franco Berardi, who shared with us his experiences working on the recent Zimmer-Biomet projects, as well as what drives him creatively. Q. […]

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