Nationwide Video, a North American subrental gear provider, has announced the hiring of Steve Torok as part of its business development team. A native of London, ON, and a proven account manager with over 25 years of experience in the pro audio visual industry, Torok will serve as a knowledgeable and trusted resource for Nationwide Video’s Canadian clients, according to the company. Torok will work out of the company’s newest North American facility in the Greater Toronto Area.
For the past 20 years, Nationwide Video has been providing subrental gear to professional event stagers and has 11 locations across North America. “We hang our hat on providing the highest quality everything – gear, service, and support,” says Scott Nayor, VP of Business Development for Nationwide Video. “Torok fits this bill and we’re confident that our Canadian event staging clients will enjoy working with him.”
Getting his start as a club DJ, Torok then moved onto productions, becoming the production manager and eventually the GM at ShowPro in London, ON. After six years with ShowPro, he moved into various management, finance, and sales roles to round out his experience levels in the AV world. Torok then gained further experience by serving as a rep for Harman, Elation, RCF, and Barco.
Torok spent some time opening an AV retail and installation location in Florida, but eventually came back to Canada to manage PA Shop AV Solutions back in his hometown of London.
“I’m a passionate guy. I love spending time with my kids, playing and coaching soccer, but I also absolutely love this industry,” says Torok. “It’s nutty, but full of great people wanting to make a living doing what they love to do.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Steve join our Nationwide Video team,” adds Nayor. “He has not only spent his entire career in the Pro AV industry and knows the intricacies of how it works, but he also and even more so, is a great guy.”
Nationwide Video opened its Toronto location in May of 2018. It’s located in Mississauga, ON and is its 11th location in a key event market in North America.