Katie O’Connell and Jason Perry take on new roles at ETC

Date Posted: 9/1/2017

Jason Perry and Katie O'Connell

Two ETC employees – Katie O’Connell and Jason Perry – are moving to new positions within the company. 

Katie O’Connell

Following a decade of service in ETC’s Project Management department, working on many high-profile architectural projects, Katie O’Connell is moving to the Sales department to serve as ETC’s first architectural field project coordinator (A-FPC). As an A-FPC, O’Connell will support ETC architectural regional managers and the company’s representative and dealer network, developing specifications and documentation for architectural projects throughout the United States and Canada. She will assist in the development of system designs and control risers, specifications and datasheet packages, photometric layouts and distributed control-system takeoffs. In addition, she will support the Professional Services department in securing orders and implementing architectural projects. O’Connell will also provide product demos, mockups, and education and training on ETC’s architectural product lines. 

ETC Architectural National Sales Manager Karl Haas says: “The Sales department is very excited to have Katie join our architectural team. Her experience has given her great insight into the challenges and uniqueness of complex architectural projects. We know she will build on her already established customer relationships and reach out to an expanded customer network in the months ahead.”

After earning a bachelor of arts in technical theatre from a college located near St. Louis, O’Connell joined ETC in 2005 as a summer intern. She spent a short stint in the Customer Service department before moving to Project Management in 2007. Over the last decade, O’Connell has primarily worked with the western region of North America and project-managing many architectural projects, including hotels, convention centers, stadiums and bridges. 

Jason Perry

After five years working in ETC’s Northeast office, Jason Perry is moving to a new role as a field project coordinator. In this position, he will work with employees in the Quotations, Project Management, Customer Service and R&D departments to define project requirements and configure lighting systems for customers. He will create specifications and risers for lighting-control system layouts, and administrate the budgets for projects. Perry will also attend tradeshows, sales training seminars and other events, to demonstrate ETC equipment and train end users, representatives and dealers.

“Jason’s knowledge of both ETC and High End Systems gear will be invaluable in his new role as FPC,” explains Northeast Entertainment Regional Manager Joe DiNardo. “During his time working in our New York office, Jason has built a great rapport with our reps, dealers and customers, and established himself as their go-to ETC person.”

Perry graduated in 2003 from Emerson College with a bachelor of fine arts in theatre design and technology. He started his lighting career in Boston as a special events and production project manager for High Output. Later, he worked in Customer Service for Rosco Labs, and as a rental account manager for Altman Rentals. He joined the ETC team in 2012, serving as the product and demo equipment administrator in the company’s New York office. 

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