- New York
- Steve Terry is the Vice President of Research & Development at Electronic Theatre Controls, where he leads the group that is responsible for global development of new products.
Previously, as the Executive Vice President of New York-based Production Arts, he was involved in the engineering and management of many prestigious installation projects over the last 30 years including, to name a few, the lighting renovation of the Metropolitan Opera House, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Mirage, Treasure Island, Bellagio, and Wynn hotels and the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, the Lido de Paris nightclub in France, “Fantasmic” at Disneyland, six NBC network television studios, seven cruise ship showrooms for Holland America Line, and the Disney/ABC “Good Morning America” studios in Times Square.
Steve also maintains an active involvement in the international lighting industry. He founded the USITT National Electrical Code Committee in 1980 and was its original chair. This committee has authored many successful changes to the theatrical and motion picture/TV sections of the NEC. He was appointed a member of National Electrical Code Panel 15 in 1994.
In addition, he chaired the USITT Committee that wrote the internationally-accepted DMX512 standard for digital communications in lighting systems. He received the USITT Founders Award for his work on codes and standards, and was inducted as a Fellow of the USITT in 2006.
Steve was the founding Co-Chair of the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (now PLASA) Control Protocols Working Group, which is currently working on the next standards for the lighting industry. This working group recently produced the ANSI E1.17 Standard--Architecture for Control Networks (ACN) and ANSI Standard E1.20, Remote Device Management (RDM). In addition, this group delivered ANSI E1.11—DMX512-A in 2004, the first major update to the core DMX512 standard in 16 years. He is currently a member of the PLASA Governing Body, the PLASA Technical Standards Council, and the PLASA Electrical Power Working Group.
He has been a frequent contributor to Lighting Dimensions (now LiveDesign) and ESTA Protocol magazines, and has authored many articles on control systems, codes, and standards. He is a frequent panelist at technical sessions at LDI, the PLASA Professional Light and Sound show, and the USITT annual conference.
Steve is also an ETCP certified Electrician and an ETCP recognized trainer.
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