Cat Entertainment Services supplies temporary power for NBA All-Star Game

February 21, 2013 09:45

The power metering system of Turner Studios’ TS2.

One of the first tech support teams to arrive and one of the last to leave, Cat® Entertainment Services helped tip off the NBA All-Star Game this February for the thirteenth consecutive year.

Working behind the scenes at the Toyota Center in Houston, CES supplied the 2,500 kilowatts of technical power required to run the television complex consisting of 13 mobile units, including Turner Studios’ new, 53-foot TS2 production truck, three uplinks, nine office trailers and a host of other facilities such as dressing rooms and even a COW (Cellular on Wheels) facility to enhance wireless connectivity.

Cat Entertainment Services’ generators outside the Toyota Center.

CES also powered four mobile units and three uplinks at the George R. Brown Convention Center throughout the 62nd annual All-Star event to ensure that the star-studded pre-game parties, shows and celebrity games were a success.

It's not until after the mobile units are well on their way to their next assignment and the office trailers are vacant that CES can pick up their power distribution and miles of cable and move onto their next assignment.

Cat® Entertainment Services Announces Organizational Changes

February 13, 2013 10:05

Cat Entertainment Services is pleased to announce Burt Bracegirdle, Los Angeles operations supervisor, has been appointed Southeast regional manager.

Bracegirdle joined Cat Entertainment Services in 2007 and has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. He replaces Mike Hone, who was recently appointed CES national operations manager.

In his new position as CES Southeast regional manager, Bracegirdle will oversee the CES sales and operations team in the Southeastern United States. He will relocate from Los Angeles, Calif., to Orlando Fla.

Replacing Bracegirdle as Los Angeles operations supervisor is Jay Williams. He brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge and will contribute to the continued success of our Southwest region.

Andrew O’Brien has been appointed operations supervisor in Dallas, Texas. O’Brien will work closely with our Dallas team to successfully manage projects in our Midwest region.

"These personnel changes will strengthen our CES team and assist them in providing a superior customer service experience. Cat Entertainment Services continues its growth with expanded service offerings across the globe and new locations in North America, Europe and Brazil,” said Phil Wessels, vice president and general manager of Cat Entertainment Services.

About Cat Entertainment Services

Cat Entertainment Services’ experienced professionals provide turnkey power generation, distribution and high-volume temperature control solutions to meet the requirements of the entertainment and event production industries. CES is committed to providing high-quality customer service and maintaining unsurpassed standards of excellence. As a division of Ring Power®, Cat Entertainment Services has the backing of the global Cat support network and the Cat Rental Power network to ensure it exceeds its clients’ expectations. For more information, visit http://www.es-cat.com.

 

Cat® Entertainment Services Names New National Operations Manager

February 07, 2013 15:02

Cat Entertainment Services is pleased to announce Assistant Vice President Mike Hone has been appointed National Operations Manager.

Hone joined Ring Power Corporation, the parent company of Cat Entertainment Services, in 1997, where he worked as a Power Systems Division rental coordinator and salesman. In 2000, when Cat Entertainment Services was formed, Hone joined the division as a senior sales representative. He most recently served as Cat Entertainment Services Southeast Regional Manager.

In his new position as CES National Operations Manager, Hone will assist with day-to-day operations. He also will be responsible for equipment inventory at CES locations, new product development and equipment purchasing. 

“Along with our five U.S. Regional Managers, Mike will have responsibility across all North American locations to support our sales and operations activities,” said Phil Wessels, vice president and general manager of Cat Entertainment Services. “We look forward to continued growth and exciting opportunities we are pursuing both domestically and internationally."

About Cat Entertainment Services

Cat Entertainment Services’ experienced professionals provide turnkey power generation, distribution and high-volume temperature control solutions to meet the requirements of the entertainment and event production industries. CES is committed to providing high-quality customer service and maintaining unsurpassed standards of excellence. As a division of Ring Power®, Cat Entertainment Services has the backing of the global Cat support network and the Cat Rental Power network to ensure it exceeds its clients’ expectations. For more information, visit http://www.es-cat.com.

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