About PCE

Since its foundation in 2000, PCE has grown from a small operation offering DJ production services into a full-service powerhouse that offers production, rental, retail, and integration. From lighting and audio to video and staging, we do it all. We’ve worked very hard to make ourselves a true one-stop shop for all our clients’ AV needs. Read on to trace the PCE journey and learn about some of our key players.

Speeda Sound Founder Mike King

Company History

2000

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PCE Founded as Pacific Coast Entertainment

Ryan Steidinger and John Koukios create Pacific Coast Entertainment (original logo above). At the beginning, Pacific Coast Entertainment specializes in simple DJ equipment, but its focus quickly expands to cover bigger and bigger productions.

2001

2001

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PCE Moves into its First Shop

Goodbye, garage! PCE's growing ambitions forces it to find a new headquarters. Just a year after opening, PCE settles into a dedicated building from which to conduct business.

2003

2003

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Newport Beach Jazz Festival

The PCE crew (above) relaxes backstage at the Newport Beach Jazz Festival, one of the company's first major events.

2003

2003

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PCE Acquires PVS

From the very beginning, PCE strived to expand into parallel markets and become a one-stop shop for customers. In 2003, we made our first acquisition: Professional Video Supply (PVS). This move added more video gear and expertise to our expanding repertoire.

2008

2008

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PCE Moves to Heil Avenue

PCE keeps growing! To find more room for its burgeoning inventory, PCE upgrades to a bigger building on Heil avenue. (Spoiler! This wouldn't be the last time PCE needed to find a bigger home.)

2011

2011

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First National Tour: Peter Pan

PCE tours the country with Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby. We provided lighting and other technical support for this challenging, critically acclaimed theatrical production.

2012

2012

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PCE Conducts its First Open House

In 2012, PCE put on its first open house, inviting clients, manufacturers, and other industry pros to an event that has since become a de facto regional trade show.

2013

2013

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PCE Moves into Current Office

PCE just won't stop growing, and once again, it's time to move. After a long search, PCE settles into a bigger building on Woodwind Drive in Huntington Beach, a location that still serves as its base of operations.

2014

2014

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Great Park Groundbreaking

PCE provides lighting, audio, staging, rigging, and more for the massive Great Park groundbreaking ceremony in Irvine (an event featuring the musical stylings of Kenny Loggins).

2016

2016

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PCE Goes Glam with First CHOC Gala

PCE produces the CHOC Gala for the first time, an annual event that features top tier musical talent. Over the years, PCE has supported the likes of Alicia Keys, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson at CHOC.

2016

2016

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PCE Reorganizes Management Structure

PCE bids farewell to cofounder John Koukios (pictured) as new partners Brandon Domercq and Joey Annigoni buy into the business.

2018

2018

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PCE Acquires California Stage & Lighting

PCE acquires California Stage & Lighting, adding—you guess it—more staging and theatrical lighting to its impressive portfolio.

2019

2019

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Coastal Country Jam

PCE produces the Coastal Country Jam music festival on the sands of Huntington Beach. The fest featured notable acts like Jake Owen and Tim McGraw and represents one of the finest architectural achievements in PCE history. (Building a stage on a beach is no easy feat!)

2020

2020

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Eric Nam Tour

PCE finishes a national tour with K-Pop star Eric Nam—just before the COVID-19 pandemic puts the kibosh on live events for the year.

2021

2021

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PCE Takes Over the Fog and Snow Biz

Throughout 2021, live events started to pick up again. At the end of the year, PCE shipped close to a thousand fog machines and snow machines (not to mention all the fluid!) to theme parks all over the country. Happy Halloween and Merry Christmas!

2022

2022

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PCE Acquires Speeda Sound

Ready to rock out? We are! PCE buys Speeda Sound, a historic audio and backline business that has supported the likes of Johnny Cash, The Beach Boys, and Blue Öyster Cult (to name just a few). The acquisition adds an entire warehouse of top-tier musical instruments to the PCE inventory.

2022

2022

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Brian Cox "Horizons" International Tour

PCE provided lighting, audio, and a special video wall for Professor Brian Cox's "Horizons" tour. This special science lecture series made stops all over North America, including the famous Beacon Theatre on Broadway in New York City (pictured).

Key Personnel

Ryan Steidinger

Chief Executive Officer

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.

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Brandon Domercq

Chief Financial Officer

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.

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Joseph Annigoni

Partner

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.

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Dan Baird

Director of Information Systems

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.

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Tim Hemrich

Account Executive - Production

Every day, Tim harnesses decades of film and event production experience to plan spectacular events for PCE partners. Tim prides himself on finding creativity ways to meet our clients' budgets—all while giving them everything they need to wow their guests.

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Tomomi Nakamura

Account Executive - Production

As someone with a creative background herself (graphic design), Tomomi excels at working with clients to bring their ideas to life. Her positive attitude and winning demeanor have made her a favorite of universities, event planners, production companies, and everyone else she works with.

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Christian Canter

Senior Account Executive

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.

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Jon Hyrkas

Account Executive - Retail/Integration Sales

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.

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Andrew Gingras

Customer Experience Specialist

When you step inside our Huntington Beach headquarters, Andrew's is the first face you'll see. In addition to manning the front desk, Andrew offers general support to the sales team. He has a true passion for lighting design and even runs his own holiday lighting business!

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Jay Beard

Workforce Coordinator

Our workforce scheduling lead Jay has spent 18 years in the live events biz, working both technician and admin jobs. Prior to PCE, Jay spent the bulk of her career at Disney, where she grew to love working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

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Michaela MacDonald

Administrative Assistant

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.

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Kimberly Wolf

Senior Staff Accountant

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.

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Ben Yackshaw

Marketing Manager

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.

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Tom Pappanduros

Production Manager

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.

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Aaron Carr

Production Manager

Over the years, Aaron has worked every type of live event imaginable. His skills include audio engineering, lighting, rigging, and more.

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Jerry Edgerly

Project Manager - Audio/Video

Jerry brings over two decades of experience to the table in both audio and video engineering. A seasoned AV technology expert, you can rest easy when you see Jerry assigned to your event.

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Cole Wilson

Production Technician

With skills in video walls, audio systems, and backline, Cole can do a little bit of everything and knows what it takes to make live events go off without a hitch.

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Mike Willson

Backline Supervisor

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.

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Frank Aranda

Backline Technician

A lifelong guitar player and singer, Frank constantly strives to increase his knowledge of backline gear and technology. That’s great, because now the ex-Marine spends his days preparing our extensive collection of musical instruments before they go out for rental!

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Alex Magaro

Logistics Manager

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.

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Luis "Paco" Garcia

Warehouse Lead

Paco has put in over nine years at PCE, starting as a driver and working his way up to claim the lead role in our warehouse. He's also got field experience with lighting, video, audio, and rigging, putting him in a great position to meet the needs of our field teams.

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Anthony Bravo

Repair Technician

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.

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Rob Fedak

Warehouse Technician

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.

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Claire Somers

Warehouse Technician

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.

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Mike Slavik

Facilities Manager

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!

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Grant Del Campo

Driver

Grant comes to PCE with almost a decade of driving experience under his belt. He loves spending his time alone on the open road!

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