We’ve brought together some of the best production managers in the business! This panel will address attendee submitted questions, giving you the insight you want on the topics that matter to you.
Speakers: Todd Ortmeier – PM Florida Georgia Line, Arthur Switzer – PM Justin Moore, Ryan Lampa – PM/TM – Toby Mac, Anders Karlsson – PM Foster The People
Raised in rural Nebraska, Todd Ortmeier has been working in the Live Entertainment Industry for over 31 years. He has toured as an Audio Engineer and Production/Stage Manager for various genres of music, Rock, Jazz, Metal and Country as well as many corporate events, all traveling domestic and internationally.
Clients he has worked with past and present include: Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Lonestar, Lee Ann Womack, Patty Loveless, John Michael Montgomery, Tracy Lawrence, Wade Hayes, George Ducas, Pirates of the Mississippi, Harry Connick Jr., Gallagher, CMA music Fest, IEBA, William Morris, Outback Concerts, Police Productions, NS2 Shows, Sara Lee Golf Classic and many more.
He is actively involved in the City of Nashville productions for New Year’s Eve concerts and other City events thru out the year. As well as with the Christmas 4 Kids fundraising organization to help young under privileged children during the holidays.
He enjoys relaxing on the lake in the summer and NHL Predators hockey games in the winter as well as hanging with his four-legged best bud Doc.
He is a member of the Event Safety Alliance, Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music Association, and Various other Industry organizations to help promote and educate our industry. He was voted Production Manager of the Year for SRO awards in 2014.
Arthur Switzer, born and raised in Southeastern, MI began his touring career not long after graduating from Belmont University. Having transferred in from Michigan State his Junior year, he found his place studying Audio Engineering Technology, eventually earning his degree in 2007.
Not long after, he received a call from a fellow Belmont grad with a connection to a gig pushing cases for Country Artist, Justin Moore. With a little hard work and many long hours Arthur quickly turned pushing cases into his first FOH gig. As time went on FOH turned into Monitors and 3 years later Monitors turned into Production Managing. Arthur has been fortunate enough to work with Justin for the past 10 years, while intermittently working for the likes of Kip Moore and other country acts.
He is a proud member of the Event Safety Alliance, Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music Association and various other industry organizations to help promote and educate our industry.
Ryan Lampa currently produces and coordinates live shows and teaches at the Contemporary Music Center. He has tour managed, production managed, mixed and coordinated for the live touring industry as well as the corporate industry worldwide since 2001. His longest tenure was his role as tour manager, production manager and front of house audio engineer for CCM recording artist TobyMac from 2005-2017. Lampa also serves on the leadership team of People Loving Nashville, a non-profit that specializes in building community by meeting the physical needs of the poor, all in the name of Jesus. Ryan rarely gets on the bus anymore these days, you can find him hanging out with his lovely wife and little boy Noah. Together they explore the outdoors, travel the world and learn what it means to love and be loved.
Anders Karlsson, native Swede, started his career in the industry over thirty ears ago as a lighting tech & designer after a very short stint as a monitor engineer.
For the past 20 years, he has been exclusively focusing on production management roles, with a few short exceptions going back to his lighting roots on a couple of larger tours with Madonna and U2, among others.
Among his International clients, we find names such as Robyn, Chvrches and Lykke Li.
He has been sharing his time between Stockholm and Los Angeles for a couple of years but are now a California resident and currently on tour with Foster The People.