Joe Aldridge is a retired Professor of Theatre at the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he was the Director of the Entertainment Engineering and Design program. He is a member of IATSE Local # 720 and serves as the Chairman of the Nevada Resort Association/IATSE Local 720 Joint Training Trust as well as a Trustee for the IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund. He is a former President of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), a member of the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Council and of the IATSE Crafts Advancement Program (ICAP). Joe is involved in developing a curriculum for safety and skills training programs for the IATSE and is an OSHA Outreach Trainer, offering OSHA 10 and 30 Hour classes for the IATSE.
Eddie Raymond recently retired from serving as the vice president and safety and training director of IATSE Local 16 in San Francisco. Eddie is the immediate past president of the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA), sits on the IATSE Crafts Advancement Program committee, is a member of the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Council, and is a subject matter expert for the ETCP Entertainment Rigging Exams. Eddie has acted as ACT’s scene shop foreman/technical supervisor and, among other activities, as construction coordinator at Industrial Light and Magic.