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VUE Expands Technical Sales Team with Industry Veteran Greg Kirkland

VUE Audiotechnik is pleased to announce that it has added Greg Kirkland to its Technical Sales team. Kirkland brings with him more than 30 years of experience in sound system design and engineering and will expand VUE’s technical support for larger design firms and projects.

Kirkland mixing Hollywood Bowl 1985

Kirkland mixing the Hollywood Bowl in 1985

Kirkland has been responsible for designing, installing and programming audio systems in world-class performance venues as well as engineering live shows throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He has mixed tours for Liza Minnelli, Andy Williams, Burt Bacharach, Julie Andrews, Rosemary Clooney and Creedence Clearwater Revisited, among others.

Greg’s profesisonal experence goes back to 1976 with McCune Sound in San Francisco, CA. Working as a Systems Tech for  Tours with the Grateful Dead, Kool Jazz Festivals, Houston Rodeo in addition to his work during this period as FOH mix engineer.

As a founding partner of Thomas Gregor Associates, Kirkland designed and programmed audio systems and oversaw production of the company’s larger and more complex projects for clients including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Boeing, Universal Studios and Cedars Sinai, to name a few.

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Greg Kirkland, VUE Technical Sales

Kirkland has extensive experience with cruise ship systems including new-builds and refits in various capacities including as a systems designer, engineer and programmer. His company, Thomas Gregor Associates, was awarded the 2006 ARCHI-TECH magazine Award for Princess Cruise’s industry first Movies Under The Stars outdoor cinema venue. Kirkland was also responsible for the groundbreaking design and implementation of the initial shipwide all digital audio distribution network – a first in the industry.

At FUNA, Kirkland served on the design team for the Disney Dream and Fantasy along with several super yacht projects. He also has extensive system design and installation experience in famed Las Vegas venues and themed entertainment industry. Some of the many projects he has worked on include The Stardust Hotel (Las Vegas, NV), Tarzan Rocks! Disney’s Animal Kingdom (Orlando, FL) and Eighth Voyage of Sinbad, Poseidon’s Fury and Dueling Dragons Universal Studios Islands of Adventure (Orlando, FL).

“Having worked in this industry as someone that both designs and uses PA systems, I knew that VUE would be a great fit for me professionally,” says Kirkland. “My objective was to work with a company on the cutting edge. What VUE has accomplished in technology and market positioning in such a short period of time is clearly the opportunity I have been looking for.”

Greg consulting on the VUE install at the JPPC in Jakarta

Greg consulting on the VUE install at the JPPC in Jakarta