Will Expand Client Relationships throughout the Project Lifecycle and Beyond
LITITZ, PA. – October 12, 2022 – TAIT, the global group of designers, fabricators, engineers, and innovators for live and location-based experiences, announced that Butch Allen has joined the company as Vice President, Global Project Development. Allen will focus on deepening relationships and bringing a creative approach to a broad range of markets and product portfolio.
“We see great value in the 30-plus years of industry experience, relationships, and creativity Butch brings to the TAIT team,” said Gemma Hodgson, SVP Global Business Development at the TAIT Group. “From his beginnings as a concert roadie to roles in lighting and production design, he has worked at nearly every level of the industry and will leverage that vast and transferrable skillset to connect artists and teams to the TAIT Group’s product and service offerings.”
An award-winning industry veteran, Allen is known as an innovator in live experiences. Some of his more prominent work includes Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Dancing with the Stars Live, America’s Got Talent Live, Ozzy Osbourne, and Black Sabbath. His experience also comprises many years of collaboration with TAIT. Allen’s recent projects with TAIT include Tears for Fears, New Kids on the Block and Eric Church.
“Working alongside my TAIT colleagues all these years I’ve learned that we share a mutual passion for pushing the envelope of what one can do with storytelling in the real world,” said Butch Allen. “TAIT’s unique skillsets and proficiency in working with the top talent sets us apart, so we can solve problems in a way that no one else can.”
TAIT sets the standard for world-class live experiences, bringing extraordinary ideas to life, collaborating on visionary concepts, and delivering precision engineering, technical innovation, manufacturing, and production. With industry leading show control and automation technology, a global team of 1200 employees in 20 offices oversee the creation of complex movement for artists, brands, performing arts spaces, and venues in over 30 countries, all seven continents, and even outer space. The award-winning company’s clients include Taylor Swift, Cirque Du Soleil, The Metropolitan Opera House, NASA, National Geographic, Beyoncé, and The Olympics. In addition to the core custom project business, the TAIT Group consists of like-minded companies operating as one cohesive team in the live experience space including productionglue, Kinesys, ITEC Entertainment, and Thinkwell Group.