Stage Tops USA (previously known as “World Show International”) was founded in Los Angeles in the year of 1996. Over the years I’ve had the honor and pleasure of working with some of the best in this industry. I’ve worked with trussing and staging companies, production managers, designers, local hands & riggers. Some of the stage installations were done at heights you couldn’t imagine, I’ve been with them on top of roofs that have been locked off at 45’ and up.
I’ve spent thousands of hours learning and discussing with managers and crew about making roof skins, wind walls, F.O.H., digital and non-digital scrims better in quality and appearance whilst always keeping in mind the safety of a touring stage. Our partners often call us for advice on the best way to handle a scrim in bad weather so the panels could be brought down safe and quick without sending a rigger to cut them down. We also manufacture our Roof Skins to help with wind loads.
In a nutshell; we pride ourselves in Soft Goods Manufacturing and with our experience over the past 19 years we’ve acquired the skills needed to create enduring soft goods that combine beauty and utility.
Of course, all this would not be possible without the backing and support of my staff and our families. Without them, Stage Tops would not be what it is today. We stand by our clients and products and are available 24/7. Thank you all!
Kevin Greenwood, Founder and CEO
Six years ago I moved to Tennessee to spend time with my elderly Mother. Previously I had been an executive assistant which got me my job at Stage Tops USA five years ago.
Believe me when I say, working at Stage Tops is unlike any other company. There is always something new and exciting happening and never a dull moment. The phone rings, someone needs an invoice, new job and ordering of materials to produce the job. Answering questions, sending emails, shipping the finished product and with all of this interacting with fellow employees and keeping up with Kevin and the guys in the shop.
More importantly, I have learned a lot about the industry when I didn't even know such an industry existed. Kevin is great to work for and I am glad he has given me this opportunity!
Melissa Morin, Executive Assistant
Back in 1996, I had just finished taking AutoCAD classes in a local college, when Kevin asked me to join WSI in Los Angeles. I was not exactly sure about what was involved in preparing design & production drawings for the sewing department, but curiosity overtook my fears and I agreed.
All projects require detailed drawings for tailoring the fabric to fit the frame, very much like a custom tailored suit, and that is exactly what I strive to do. Now, more than 12 years since the start, I can say two things for sure: I love what I do, and I learn new things with every project.
Ary Maronyan, CAD & Graphic Design
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Reece Anderson, Shop Manager/Customer Support
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David Perfecto, Shop Technician
I relocated to TN at the end of 2014 after working for a well known online payment processing company. Although they were great for me, I'm so excited to have moved and start a new chapter of my life.
I met Kevin shortly after moving to Tennessee, and when he approached me to join the team at Stage Tops, I knew I had an opportunity to not only join a great team of people, but also to start a career in a new and exciting industry.
With my previous work experience totaling over 10 years of customer service, I have prided myself in my ability to build rapport with my customers and find solutions that work for my company, as well as for our clients. I intend to bring that same mentality to the Stage Tops team.
Adam Baudler, Sales