We are AVT Productions.

Nice to meet you.

Our design and production team works behind the scenes to manage your meetings and events and to make sure no detail slips through the cracks.
It’s a job we take seriously.

Bio

RICK L’HEUREUX

President and Founder

What I love most about what I do is working with our staff to produce memorable client experiences. There are few things better than seeing the excitement of staff and clients right after a successful program or project.

I started in the industry working for Marriott Corporation in hotel management – I “worked the floor” in ballrooms and convention centers and then got into catering sales. In 1987, I founded AVT Productions on the idea that corporate clients would value an uncompromising approach to superior service.

AVT Productions has earned a reputation in the industry for outside-the-box thinking when coming up with creative solutions for our clients in the technically complex, performance-driven environment of corporate events.

At the end of the day: I’m proud to have helped build a team whose reliability, technical execution, and levels of customer service achieve an exceptional attendee experience for our clients.

Bio

Jody White

Director of Client Services and Business Development

I love being involved in the execution of growing the business! Every day challenges and accomplishments keep it exciting, and it‘s my job to make sure the show goes on!

I have a BS from Cal State, Fresno, and 10 years of industry experience. I used to co-own an event services company, where I created spectacular events for Tesla, Cisco, Alain Pinel, and Sandis.

I’m excited to work with AVT Productions’ exceptional team to sell, design, and produce full-service event solutions. I am lucky to often meet new people in my role, and I work with a fantastic team. I look forward to big adventures and a bright future together.

Oh, and I have three kids and a great husband—how lucky am I? We love to entertain, snowboard, cook, fish, play games, and watch movies.

My perfect day? A clean house, clean kids, and a tasty meal to share family and friends. Good wine is required.

Bio

Kimi Giuffrida

Account Manager

Driving new business is my motivating force. I use my skills to build client relationships and identify prospective business opportunities.

 

I graduated from San Jose State University with a BA in Communication Studies and Business Administration. My background in event planning began early on with mud pie parties and lemonade stands.

What I love most is working with so many different clients! I’m definitely a people person, and I love working with the best in the industry. AVT Productions is one big family!

I am an avid outdoor lover. I enjoy playing bocce in our backyard, cycling as far as I can go, skiing in the winter, and hiking in the summer.

At the end of the day: I am proud of the work I do, and I am proud of the AVT Productions Family with whom I have the privilege to work.

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Bio

Lester Remhof

Director of Operations

For more than 10 years, I’ve integrated and coordinated the company’s sales, production, logistics, and admin functions. I like to get in early and start tackling projects straightaway.

I first got started in this industry running reel-to-reel movie projectors in grade school. These days I’m usually in the office, but I’ve done everything from driving trucks long distance to managing events in Norway and Portugal.

Some things I enjoy: 5K and 10K runs (most recently in Scottsdale and St. Louis), hiking in the Sierra Nevadas, whitewater rafting, SCUBA diving (I’m PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certified), photography (anywhere!), and travel (Manhattan, Chicago, London, Austin, and Yosemite). Also, you have to see the film Cinema Paradiso. It’s amazing.

Favorite Quote: “Meet with Triumph and Disaster / And treat those two impostors just the same.” – Rudyard Kipling

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Bio

Ray L’Heureux

Technical Director

It’s my job to design systems and technology so that they work together
with other complex systems. I make sure the room looks and sounds great.

Since 1993, I’ve ensured all technical aspects of events at AVT Productions are planned out in a comprehensive and consistent manner that meets the exacting standards of our clients and our company. As events near, I revisit every single requirement to ensure nothing slips through the cracks. I also communicate early and often with engineers and department heads so they know what’s needed. It’s critical that we get the job done right and exceed client expectations.

My training certificates from manufacturers include Sony, Christie Digital, Coolux, Barco, Extron, Vista, and Vectorworks. I’ve also taken my share of industry training courses from VER, ICIA, and InfoComm International.

My perfect day? Wake up with the sun, take my dog for a walk, stay active, and relax over an evening meal with those closest to me.

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Edward Padilla

Production Manager

I have coworkers, associates, and colleagues who trust me and love to work with me and with AVT. That’s something I’m really proud of.

I’ve been at AVT Productions since 2004. I got started in the industry when a friend asked me to help out with event AV. From there, I quickly earned director-level AV positions at the Hyatt in Palo Alto and Double Tree in San Jose.

I manage production for corporate meetings and events – everything from designing creative elements and managing logistics to handling onsite execution and post production. I’m gratified when I see our hard work come together on show site.

My perfect day? I head off to the beach with my wife and two young boys for fun in the sun, followed by dinner with an ocean view. Then I’d spend the evening at home watching the Oakland A’s, a frosty adult beverage in hand.

Ask me about: The time I bungee jumped 375 feet off a crane in Daytona Beach when I was 14. This is something I will never do again.

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Richard Herrera

Lead Audio Engineer

I love the challenge that comes with creating natural-sounding spaces in ever-changing acoustic environments – spaces where people can come together and share ideas.

At AVT Productions, I make it my goal to create memorable audio experiences that are lifelike in any acoustic environment. My expertise is in audio system design, acoustic analysis, rigging, and set construction.

I have a degree in Live Show Production and Touring. I traveled around the world touring with Grammy Award winning artists, mixed at the MTV Movie Awards and BET Hip Hop Award shows, and earned two gold records along the way.

In my free time, I take my kids to the park, fish on my houseboat, and travel frequently to England. My perfect day? Any day I get to spend with my family.

Scary stuff: I’ve been bitten by sharks on multiple occasions. Ask me about it.

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Steve Snyder

Senior Technician, QC Lead

I’ve been at AVT Productions since 1999. I’ve seen the company change and grow over the years while still holding true to the company’s mission to provide exceptional service and event production support to our corporate clients.

In a nutshell, I’m a Certified Audio Engineer (CEA), which means I’m certified on audio engineering and operating practices, problems, theory, safety, and electronics. I manage event support and perform quality control for the company’s audiovisual gear.

What I love most about what I do is the people – the ones I work with and the ones I support on client projects.

In my off hours, I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, and playing guitar. My perfect day includes family, sand, sun, a fishing pole, and a cold beverage.

My greatest professional accomplishment? When I coordinated more than 130 channels of wireless microphones in one building.