WHAT WE DO
WHO WE ARE
Our lighting division offers the latest and greatest lighting fixtures from a number of top-name manufacturers, including VariLite, Martin and Clay Paky. Along with cutting-edge equipment, our lighting division employs some of the best and well-respected lighting crew members in the touring industry. Our staging division offers a variety of outdoor stages, from the smallest mobile stage in the Stageline SL and SAM lines to our very own specially designed and engineered “Black Monster” steel stages and roofs for outdoor music festivals that draw tens of thousands of people. Like the lighting division, the staging division has developed an outstanding crew base, some of whom are requested by name by our many repeat clients.
Premier Global Production Co. Inc. is based in Nashville, TN, with a satellite office in Western Canada. For the past 20 years, we have been providing lighting and staging equipment to some of the biggest musical acts in the world. Our name carries with it a commitment to quality and unparalleled customer service.
OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM
Troy Vollhoffer | President & CEO
Troy was born to own and run an international show business - quite literally. Troy’s grandfather stage-managed a vaudeville soft seat theatre in his hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan, and by the time Troy came around, his father, Harold, was managing a brand-new soft-seat theatre in the same city. Troy’s mother, Dorienne, took care of wardrobe and costume tasks at the same theatre. The entertainment business was their life and Troy, the Vollhoffer’s only child, was in the middle of it. Decades later, after helping his parents form a “family business” that would become PGP and moving the headquarters from Canada to Nashville, TN, Troy finds himself heading up one of the most respected lighting and staging companies in the world. With an intimate knowledge of lighting systems and staging systems, exceeded only by a list of contacts industry wide, Troy’s leadership, passion for all things entertainment and dedication to the growth of our company are invaluable.
Brian Andrews | Vice President
Brian’s adventurous life has uniquely prepared him for his current role as Vice President for Premier Global Production.
After a career in the Canadian Armed Forces, Brian started Andrews & Sons Drilling, a water drilling company. Brian built the company from one rig to ten that spanned several different countries including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Suriname, Mozambique and South Africa. In this venture, Brian developed skills in creating and managing multi-million dollar projects. In 1996, Brian was approached to put his analytical mind and vast project management experience to work for Premier Global Production. As Vice President, Brian is responsible for the overall management of all Premier Global accounts. His life and work experiences have prepared him well for the management of Premier Global’s vast and varied accounts. The entertainment business is a constantly shifting landscape where one day always differs from the next and Brian understands these business dynamics implicitly.
Kevin Blevins | Business Manager
Kevin Blevins joined PGP after gaining more than 21 years of experience in the business world, but he has been a member of the PGP family since its beginning thanks to his close relationship with president and owner Troy Vollhoffer, a friendship that started in early childhood. In fact, Kevin grew up alongside Troy in the entertainment business, shunting road cases alongside Troy as a young stagehand before hauling spotlights around Western Canada for the fledgling company that would become PGP. Since moving to Nashville, Kevin has quickly become the face of PGP in Music City. A people person by nature, Kevin is a constant in the office and about town, representing both the lighting and staging divisions. Whether he is meeting new clients or ensuring existing clients are satisfied with all aspects of PGP, Kevin’s passion and energy represent the very best qualities our company has to offer.
OUR SALES TEAM
Scotty Chamryk | Vice President of Staging Sales and Accounts
Scotty has the honor of being the first official employee of PGP, joining the company full time in 1987. Previous to this, Scotty worked as a stagehand and rigger on local stage calls in his hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He also gained valuable road experience working for American staging companies supervising stage builds. His skill with his hands and his ability to visualize, plan and execute, come from his father, who was an ironworker and bridge builder. Scott has taken this talent and honed it specifically to the staging business, enabling him to build just about anything a mind can dream up. After joining the company, Scotty learned every facet of the staging business from early stage fabrication to stage builds on site to account management. Scotty’s client list is large and extensive and boasts dozens of diverse repeat clients. Every year, Scotty’s projects include the massive state fair productions in Texas and Minnesota and music festivals of all genres, all over Canada and the US, for clients as large as Live Nation. No outdoor musical event is too small or too large for a PGP stage, a message that Scotty has successfully taken to every corner of North America.
James Vollhoffer | Vice President of Lighting Sales and Accounts
During a 16-year road career, James traveled the world many times over and became the consummate “road dog”, working professionally and selflessly with dozens of big-name acts, some of whom include Metallica, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ozzy Osbourne, Tim McGraw and the Backstreet Boys. The fact that James has worked with many of these acts, many times, illustrates just how valued he has been in arenas and theatres around the world. James has also worked on many high-profile PGP projects, events that included work for the President of the United States and the Roman Catholic Pope. Though James still loves the road and visits PGP’s touring clients often, he is busy building his own extensive list of contacts and accounts for PGP’s growing and expanding lighting division, clients that include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Josh Groban, Kip Moore and the Fitz and the Tantrums.
Steven "Creech" Anderson | Senior Manager of Lighting Sales and Accounts
Steven’s production lighting career has spanned more than 30 years. Born in Fort Worth Texas and raised in Florida, Steven moved back to Texas and found himself working as a stagehand in the Dallas Fort Worth area, eventually landing his first gig with Showlites in 1984. It wasn’t long before he realized the important aspects of our industry. Gear was gear and customer service was paramount. Steven had the privilege to work on some of the largest tours in the industry and with some of the biggest artists: Metallica, Rush, Elton John, Bob Seger and Aerosmith. In 2001, Steven toured with the Backstreet Boys as the lighting crew chief for PGP. After the completion of that tour, Steven began a new career in sales at PGP. Steven soon brought new clients to PGP and with it a ton of success and repeat business — Rush, Tim McGraw, the Scorpions and Billy Idol just to name a few — thanks to his tireless commitment to customer service.
Jamie Grossenkemper | Senior Manager of Staging Sales and Accounts
Jamie has been around the entertainment industry for over 15 years. He started his career in Topeka, Kansas working for various festivals and fairs around that state and the thrill of the show quickly got into his blood. Jamie knew he had to expand his horizons. He saw his chance when PGP offered him a position in 2001, and it has paid off for both him and our company in spades. Since joining PGP, Jamie has worked in both the lighting and staging division, acquiring a knowledge of all aspects our company that is rivaled only by our owner. Settling into the staging division a few years ago, Jamie’s client list now boasts some of the biggest festival producers in North America. Every summer, Jamie’s leadership and commitment to detail are on display on our massive steel stages at shows like Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and the Hangout Festival. Jamie’s diligence and tireless hard work continue to make the name PGP synonymous with quality and safety in the outdoor staging world.
Merek Swaim | Mobile Staging Project Manager
Merek, who grew up in the southeast, brings with him 20 years of outdoor music festival experience to our staging division. Working as a promoter rep, site coordinator and even stage manager, Merek has helped to stage some of the biggest and most diverse musical festivals in America, including Memphis in May, so he knows the importance of seamless production. Overseeing the rentals of PGP’s six mobile stages, Merek works on events large and small, but ensures each and every experience for his client is a good one. Whether they are renting one of our small but versatile SL 100 stages or whether they are employing our massive SAM 555 as a main stage, Merek ensures the production goes smoothly.