- by Debi Moen
LOS ANGELES - Delicate Productions has hired Jake Gukowsky as the new account manager for San Francisco. In addition, Andy Turner and Romel Yordi in Los Angeles and Mark Jones in San Francisco have transitioned from their former roles as audio engineer and lighting designer into turnkey account manager positions.
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Delicate Productions of Los Angeles and San Francisco is busy evolving with a host of new moves designed to exceed clients’ expectations and expand its portfolio for the future.
The company has hired Jake Gukowsky as the new account manager for San Francisco. He will be responsible for new client business development, working with existing clients and on site project management.
Company President Jason Alt says, “We are excited to have Jake join the Delicate family as account manager in our San Francisco office. He’s worked for us over the last few years in several roles and has made major contributions to our growth as a true team player. His background lends itself to the core of what Delicate does, and he has the drive and enthusiasm to make every event exceed a client’s expectation.”
In addition, Delicate has boosted its account management team into new roles which has resulted in staffers such as Andy Turner and Romel Yordi in Los Angeles and Mark Jones in San Francisco transitioning from their former roles as audio engineer and lighting designer into turnkey account manager positions.
As Sean Leo, VP of Business Development explains, ““We’re very excited about the personnel we’ve brought on board such as Jake and transitioning other valued staff members into key positions that make us better able to support our client base and the demand for our services. This improves our clients’ experience because we’re giving them more time and are more actively engaged with their projects.”
In addition to new personnel moves, Delicate continues to expand beyond its acknowledged leadership in touring, festivals and other live events into trade shows, conferences and networking functions.
This month, Delicate is producing a major event for clothing manufacturer Patagonia at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. According to Leo, “It’s going to be a truly dynamic event, with a first night screening of their film ‘Fishpeople’ for 600 people, a company gala and product presentation. Patagonia will be introducing next year’s spring line and Delicate will provide our Martin Audio MLA Compact systems for the presentations.”
Bryan Bazilski, chief audio engineer for Delicate, continues to service the movie industry providing 5.1, 7.1 and Dolby Atoms systems for premieres with audience upwards of 7000 guests.
Delicate also has an ongoing involvement with popular broadcast events such as the Drone Racing League where it supplies lighting design for each race and manufactured custom LED tubes used as obstacles in the races. They also recently wrapped two 4K playback and projection projects with AMD (Advanced Micro Devices).
“Of course, Smoother and Jason are heavily involved in touring as always,” Leo continues, “we just picked up PJ Harvey, and continue to work with Tool, Foo Fighters, The Killers, and we’ll be providing five stages of audio, lighting and video at BottleRock Festival for the fifth year in a row.”
Company founder, legend and CFO Smoother Smyth adds, “When I reflect on our past and look to the future, I’m glad we’ve maintained the culture of a production company that has evolved with the times and yet is still a cheerful environment where people actually want to come to work. I’m fortunate to work with a great team and why would I ever want to do anything else?”