Read on to trace the PCE journey and learn about some of our key players.
Head honcho Ryan Steidinger has been with PCE since the beginning, but his time in the entertainment business goes back even further. Decades of experience in lighting, video, and every other facet of live event production make Ryan the perfect person to run a customer-focused production company.
Brandon's time at PCE goes back nearly to the beginning. Over the years, he's worn a lot of hats, from fabricator to video pro to warehouse/equipment manager. He currently serves as CFO, where his deep knowledge of the business/industry make him irreplaceable.
Joey and PCE CEO Ryan Steidinger originally met in grade school, and they have remained friends ever since. In addition to PCE, Joey's entrepreneurial pursuits include technology consulting, bars, restaurants, and an online fashion store.
Dan prides himself on his ability to make things run as efficiently as possible. Before PCE, he did exactly that as an electrician, lighting designer, and audio engineer. Now, he does it with our production inventory and internal systems.
Every day, Tim harnesses decades of film and event production experience to plan spectacular events for PCE partners. Tim prides himself on finding creative ways to meet our clients' budgets—all while giving them everything they need to wow their guests.
Christian first became acquainted with PCE as a teenager through the Huntington Beach High School (a PCE client) theater department. Over a decade later, Christian has become a vital member of the team, spearheading our expansion into the San Diego region.
Jon has over 20 years of experience as a lighting designer, maintaining active residencies at more than one local theater. At PCE, Jon handles the sales of new production gear.
With over 15 years in the events business, Andy makes a fine addition to our San Diego team, helping with rentals, retail sales, and integration projects. Andy loves working on something new everyday, and going the extra mile to get projects done.
Andrew recently moved from a customer service role into a full time sales position. He now helps match customers to the production equipment they need to permanently enhance their facilities. Andrew has a true passion for lighting design and even runs his own holiday lighting business!
When you step inside our Huntington Beach headquarters, Vanessa's is the first face you'll see. In addition to manning the front desk, Vanessa offers general support to the sales team. With over 15 years of customer service experience, she's the perfect person to create a positive first impression of PCE.
Richard spent several years in the field as a Lighting Designer before moving into his current Workforce Coordinator role. Richard loves finding the right people to work shows, seeing the event come together, and making sure things go smoothly for everyone involved.
An HR specialist, Michaela has worked with people for over seven years. At PCE, Michaela serves as a workforce advocate, keeping our part time field employees engaged and working gigs that best match their skills.
Christine headed up all the administrative/office work for Speeda Sound before PCE acquired the business in 2022. Now, Christine continues to maintain the relationships she created at Speeda Sound and has taken the lead on all of annual fair/festival work at PCE.
Accounting, costing, auditing, tax... if it's related to money, Kimberly handles it. An MBA with a long history of accounting and managing businesses, Kimberly's behind-the-scenes work keeps PCE moving.
Christy brings over seven years of accounting, HR, and payroll experience to her position at PCE, where she manages accounts receivable.
Ben comes to PCE from a marketing and filmmaking background. He does all of our videos, photography, copywriting, emails, social media, and website work, helping showcase all the latest and greatest PCE events.
After we acquired Speeda Sound, we quickly added Tom to the PCE roster. Tom has worked off and on for Speeda Sound since 1991 and was the obvious choice to become the PCE point person for fairs and festivals throughout California.
A longtime PCE audio engineer and production manager, Mike also manages our extensive backline collection. A true expert in this field, Mike plays in numerous rock bands and even owns his own recording studio.
An expert guitar player, Anthony has worked as a guitar tech, production manager, and tour manager for numerous acts (most notably the blues musician Walter Trout). Anthony also spent time teaching music and guitar at Huntington Beach High School. Now, he brings his considerable skills to bear keeping our massive inventory of musical instruments organized and in tip-top shape.
Alex brings over 30 years of entertainment industry experience to the table, having spent time as a technical director and lighting designer at various theaters and houses of worship. This deep, hands-on understanding of the business makes him perfect to tackle the logistics of a multi-faceted company like PCE.
A lifelong music fan, Tyler found himself frequently saddled with providing impromptu AV support at the parties and raves he went to in Southern California. What started out as a hobby soon developed into a full-time role at PCE!
After over 10 years of experience in entertainment production (particularly as an audio engineer), Sean has developed a real love of creating live event experiences. His motto? "We sell memories, not tickets."
In addition to general warehouse work, Anthony specializes in repairing damaged and broken production equipment (lighting, etc.). Anthony has years of work experience in the entertainment industry and has remained an avid photographer from a very young age.
Johnny has worked with his hands for his entire career, but his post at PCE marks his first position in the live events business. So far, Johnny really digs working on audio equipment and seeing what goes on behind-the-scenes before and after a successful live event.
Jacob took a unique career path on his way to PCE. Before his warehouse stint here began, he handled AV equipment for a private investigator company! This gave Jacob firsthand familiarity with much of the production equipment he now works with every day.
An audio specialist, Ben comes to PCE with extensive experience producing music, DJing, and mixing for live shows. Ben loves seeing the way good audio can impact a crowd and how terrific sound choices can boost a performance to the next level.
A longtime freelance audio/lighting pro, Rob has finally found a permanent home in the PCE warehouse. A lifelong guitarist, Rob never seriously considered any other line of work; it was always entertainment.
With ten years of theater tech experience and a night job running follow spots at Medieval Times, Claire brings a ton of valuable knowledge and experience to her PCE warehouse duties.
Mike's experience in the entertainment business goes back a long way. He started as a stagehand and carpenter, then spent two decades driving for PCE before settling into his current role as our dedicated facilities manager. If something needs done in or around the office, Mike takes care of it!
Bill Van Horn
After putting in nine years in the field as a lighting and general technician, Bill has found a permanent home in the PCE warehouse. Bill still finds immense satisfaction in seeing a great show spring up from nothing (and knowing everyone in the audience is having a good time).
Oscar stepped into his driving role at PCE with nine years of professional driving and delivery experience already under his belt. A big fan of music, podcasts, and spending time outside, Oscar immensely enjoys his time on the road.
Calvin "CJ" Reed
The owner of a Class A CDL, CJ has a ton of professional experience on the road. He's spent over 10 years hauling everything from fuel to construction supplies. In his role at PCE, CJ loves getting a chance to venture behind the scenes and meet people in the entertainment business.
After spending a year and a half as a stagehand, Rory knew he wanted to venture deeper into production world. As a PCE warehouse technician, Rory really likes getting a chance to dive into the technical aspects of audio, lighting, and event production.