Westview Reaches New ‘Heights’ in Theatre Rigging

A third member of the Westview Productions Team Achieves Certification

Denver, Colorado: With little experience in the rigging and installation world, Todd Henderson joined Westview Productions as a technician and dedicated himself to his career. After years of working on theatres, museums, and a diverse range of projects nationwide, he refined his skills and focused on rigging as a trade specialty. As someone who greatly enjoys tasks that involve fabricating, building, and any project where he can get his hands dirty, it proved to be a mutual fit. Now a four-year team member at Westview Productions, Henderson is a project Site Foreman, and most recently passed the ETCP certification in Theatre Rigging.

In speaking about ESTA and the ETCP certification program, Henderson said, “This certification is my stamp of approval, showing that I have the knowledge and expertise to safely install rigging systems. It makes me a part of a respected organization of individuals whose level of professional exceeds the standard of the rigging industry. I am looking forward to being a part of the ETCP group and to further my education with classes that stay up to date with the new technology and knowledge from other certified technicians. When a certified rigger is on site overseeing or installing a rigging system, the client can be sure that it was completed to the highest standard that our industry holds.”

The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) is a voluntary industry certification program that, through required hands-on experience, extensive education, and an intensive examination, awards certification to successful candidates in several fields of the entertainment technology field, including rigging. Currently there are approximately 700 ETCP certified theatre riggers worldwide.

“We are very proud of Todds’ achievement. Adding a third ETCP certified rigger to our staff only helps Westview to serve our customers better.” Says Lea Steele, Vice President of Operations at Westview Productions. “The ETCP certification program is an indicator of quality and professionalism, and is important to us as an organization. Todds’ certification adds to the value of our team.”

Henderson joins Eric Bloom, President and CEO, and Zach Baldry, Site Foreman, as the third ETCP-certified Theatre Rigger on the Westview Productions team. Todd is based in the Colorado office, supporting both the rigging and lighting controls divisions of Westview Productions. He can be reached at THenderson@WestviewProductions.com.