About Our Team

Jeremy Day

W. JEREMY DAY

Jeremy has rigging and automation experience across the entertainment industry. He has worked with Disney, Cirque Du Soleil, Universal Studios and the Metropolitan Opera as a Lead Installer for Fisher Technical Services. Over recent years, Jeremy as worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Scenic Technology at The University of Illinois. During his time at the U of I, he brought practical expertise to the facilities safety committee, taught Graduate classes in Autodesk inventor, Rigging, and Machining. He also worked to develop a new BFA curriculum in entertainment technology.

Jeremy’s work has focused on finding unique mechanical solutions to automation and rigging problems and onsite management of large-scale automation installations. Select credits include “Spiderman: Turn off the dark” at the Foxwoods theatre, Cirque du Soleil’s “Zed” in Tokyo, “World of Color” at Disney’s California adventure and “Shrek the Musical” at the Royal Drury lane theatre in London.

Jeremy has a MFA in Stage Automation from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a BFA in Technical Direction from NCSA. He holds certifications from ESTA, New England Ropes and FTSI.

Jeremy enjoys Diving, fishing and spending as much time as possible wandering the local forests.

PAUL KELM

Paul has been working in the Automation field for nearly 15 years with experience in all aspects of the industry ranging from small regional theatres to Las Vegas Cirque Du Soleil productions and anything in between. Paul has experience in all facets of automation and has the ability to design and fabricate both electrical and mechanical systems as well as create custom software solutions.

Before Verendus Industries, he was the Automation Manager for iWeiss Theatrical Solutions, where he was responsible for creating a complete automated rigging product line which focuses on machinery for long term permanent installation and intuitive controls.

Paul also spent several years living in Las Vegas where he held various positions including Head of Automation for Cirque Du Soleil’s “O” at the Bellagio Hotel and was responsible for all aspects of automation as well as upgrading the shows control system with new hardware and software while never missing a show. Prior to joining Cirque, Paul put his time in working his way around Fisher Technical Services Inc. (FTSI) with positions including: Electrical Designer, Lead Mechanical Designer, and ultimately Production manager.

Originally from Maryland, Paul cut his teeth in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. theatre scene working as a technical director and lighting designer and fell into automation accidentally. After a few years of figuring it out on his own, Paul earned his M.F.A in Stage Automation from North Carolina School of the Arts. He also holds a B.A. in Technical Theatre from University of Maryland Baltimore County.

In his free time, Paul enjoys biking, scuba diving, skiing and sailing.

Paul Kelm

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Jeremy Day

W. JEREMY DAY

Jeremy has rigging and automation experience across the entertainment industry. He has worked with Disney, Cirque Du Soleil, Universal Studios and the Metropolitan Opera as a Lead Installer for Fisher Technical Services. Over recent years, Jeremy as worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Scenic Technology at The University of Illinois. During his time at the U of I, he brought practical expertise to the facilities safety committee, taught Graduate classes in Autodesk inventor, Rigging, and Machining. He also worked to develop a new BFA curriculum in entertainment technology.

Jeremy’s work has focused on finding unique mechanical solutions to automation and rigging problems and onsite management of large-scale automation installations. Select credits include “Spiderman: Turn off the dark” at the Foxwoods theatre, Cirque du Soleil’s “Zed” in Tokyo, “World of Color” at Disney’s California adventure and “Shrek the Musical” at the Royal Drury lane theatre in London.

Jeremy has a MFA in Stage Automation from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a BFA in Technical Direction from NCSA. He holds certifications from ESTA, New England Ropes and FTSI.

Jeremy enjoys Diving, fishing and spending as much time as possible wandering the local forests.

Paul Kelm

PAUL KELM

Paul has been working in the Automation field for nearly 15 years with experience in all aspects of the industry ranging from small regional theatres to Las Vegas Cirque Du Soleil productions and anything in between. Paul has experience in all facets of automation and has the ability to design and fabricate both electrical and mechanical systems as well as create custom software solutions.

Before Verendus Industries, he was the Automation Manager for iWeiss Theatrical Solutions, where he was responsible for creating a complete automated rigging product line which focuses on machinery for long term permanent installation and intuitive controls.

Paul also spent several years living in Las Vegas where he held various positions including Head of Automation for Cirque Du Soleil’s “O” at the Bellagio Hotel and was responsible for all aspects of automation as well as upgrading the shows control system with new hardware and software while never missing a show. Prior to joining Cirque, Paul put his time in working his way around Fisher Technical Services Inc. (FTSI) with positions including: Electrical Designer, Lead Mechanical Designer, and ultimately Production manager.

Originally from Maryland, Paul cut his teeth in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. theatre scene working as a technical director and lighting designer and fell into automation accidentally. After a few years of figuring it out on his own, Paul earned his M.F.A in Stage Automation from North Carolina School of the Arts. He also holds a B.A. in Technical Theatre from University of Maryland Baltimore County.

In his free time, Paul enjoys biking, scuba diving, skiing and sailing.

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