Wuppertal, Germany (November 23, 2016)—Riedel Communications has hired Zach Funk and Justin McClellan as service and support engineers in the Riedel North America Technical Services department.
Both Funk, based in Burbank, CA, and McClellan, based in Nashville, TN, have overseen setup, implementation and maintenance of Riedel signal distribution and communications systems during their previous experiences in live event production and broadcast television.
Funk's previous work with Riedel includes a year as a logistics specialist for the company from 2011 to 2012. More recently, as a freelance systems technician, he collaborated closely with Riedel in setting up and configuring Riedel MediorNet systems for a large media organization's trade show booth and for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. Funk's industry experience also includes the role of technical director at Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette, CO, and lead audio engineer at Mars Hill Church in Seattle.
McClellan joins Riedel having most recently served as a freelancer in RF and communications work for corporate events and large TV broadcasts, including the Central American and Caribbean Games Veracruz 2014 and "CMT Crossroads." During this time he gained experience working on a wide array of audio consoles, intercom systems, and control software systems. McClellan began his career at Alford Media Services, where he built and refined his skills as both an RF technician and a communications technician.