Frank Salerno
PO Box 2, Blue Diamond, NV 89004-0002
Direct 929.244.0402, frank AT fsalerno DOT com

Nineteen years experience in events production, seventeen full time.  Expertise range from production management and show design, to rigging and lighting.  Highlights include lighting design/production management for several recent high-profile international summits, to foreman of a 50+ person rigging crew for the 2000-2001 Networld + InterOp.
Areas of Expertise
  • Coordinating labor and interfacing with clients.
  • Show Design including generating Vectorworks plots.
  • Skilled rigger & proficient GrandMA and Hog programmer.
  • Advanced computer skills, including networking, troubleshooting hardware and software, building/maintenance, graphics, video and audio editing.
Vocational Skills
  • Management Experience — 2000 - Present:  Production Manager: 2012 NATO Summit; 2011 APEC Conference, Hawaii; 2010 Nuclear Security Summit, 2009 G20 - Pittsburgh; 2007 Annapolis Conference. General Manager: Las Vegas office of Atlanta-based A/V Company 'ON Event Services' (2 years).
  • Rigging Experience — 1998 - Present:  Chain-motors and truss (audio, lighting and drape), multi-point bridles, large (60'+) exterior building signage, indoor Moss™ signage.
  • Lighting Experience — 1995 - Present: Large-scale (100+ conventional fixtures, several dozen moving heads) design and operation for events and live broadcast video.
  • A/V Experience — 1999 - Present:   Computer Operator, Graphics (Adobe CC Subscription), Powerpoint Designer, Tape Op/Playback Pro, Projectionist (<=6k lumens), Assistant (>6k)
  • Audio Experience — 2001 - Present: Editing (Own facilities).
  • Video/Film Experience — 1998 - Present:  Grip, Light non-linear editing (Adobe Premiere Pro (Own facilities) & Final Cut Pro v1 - 3).
  • Machine Operator Experience — 1997 - Present:  (OSHA Certified) Articulating Boom Operator, Forklift Operator, Scissor Lift Operator
General Manager, Las Vegas - ON Event Services 2012 to 2014
Responsible for daily operations, pre-production, labor management, on-site production management.
Self-Employed, Baltimore & D.C. 2003 to 2012
   Subcontractor for various local companies, predominantly BSL Productions, Showcall, Inc and VideoWest.
The Crew Works, Baltimore, MD 2003 to 2012
IATSE Local 834, Atlanta, GA 1997 to 2002
   All aspects of production
Various I&D Companies, East Coast 1997 to Present
   Carpentry Crew Lead
The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA 1994 to 1997
   Security/Audio & Lighting Setup
Scissor and Articulating Boom Lift Certified, Forklift Certified, OSHA, Shepard Convention Services, 1999. Proficient forklift operator.
Rigging/Hoist Training, Columbus McKinnon/Sapsis Rigging, Mountain Productions, 2005. Motor and banner rigging from 1998 to present.  Very highly proficient boom and scissor lift operator.


Member, IATSE Local 834, Atlanta, GA, 1997 to 2005.  Delegate to the Atlanta Labor Council and Georgia AFL-CIO from 1998 through 2001. Shop steward for 8 months.