Solotech Appoints Mickey Curbishley as President of U.S. Rental Division & Opens New L.A. Office

Mickey Curbishley
Mickey Curbishley

The President and CEO of Solotech, Martin Tremblay, has announced the appointment of Mickey Curbishley as president of Solotech’s US Rental Division. This appointment will be effective as of June 3, 2018.

Curbishley has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, working with some of the largest and most successful global acts. In recent years, he has helped the production needs for the likes of Madonna, Prince, Lady Gaga, Roger Waters, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, and The Eagles.

Curbishley began his career in the mid 1980s touring with some of the biggest bands of time: AC/DC, Eric Clapton, The Who, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Judas Priest to name just a few.  In 1994, Mickey was part of a team that proceeded to the acquisition of Light and Sound Design (LSD), where he played a strategic role in LSD’s international expansion; growing it into the most successful Concert Touring production company in the world. Following PRG’s acquisition of LSD in 1998, he filled leadership roles for PRG’s concert touring division for over 18 years, eventually taking on the role of President and CEO of PRG Music Group until 2016. Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President Touring at TAIT Towers, an award-winning company and world leader in creating, designing and engineering scenic equipment for the live event industry.

Curbishley has developed a unique expertise in supporting music tours, signature events and major music-related projects internationally, and has contributed to the production needs of world-renowned artists.  “I am excited to have the opportunity to be part of Solotech’s growth plans in the US and I look forward to continuing to work in this exciting industry together with Solotech’s stellar team,” says Curbishley.

Reporting to Tremblay, Curbishley will play an important leadership role in ensuring Solotech’s continued growth. He will be responsible for Solotech’s Rental Division for Touring, Special Events and Corporate market segments in the United States; this role will include overseeing operations in Las Vegas, Nashville, DeKalb, and the upcoming Los Angeles office. “As a Senior Executive with over 20 years of experience in the entertainment and music industry, Mickey will be a major addition to our Executive Team. The US market represents significant growth opportunities for Solotech in the future, and Mickey will be instrumental in implementing our growth strategy in the United States”, said Mr. Tremblay.

Under this new structure, Martin Chouinard will now assume the role of President Rental Division (Canada). As the Canadian market remains one of the key pillar of Solotech’s strategy, with a solid base of long standing clients, Mr. Chouinard’s leadership will ensure the focus on further growth opportunities in this market.

Curbishley and Chouinard will be jointly responsible for Solotech’s Rental Division strategy. This collaboration will allow Solotech to strengthen its service offer, to the benefit of its clients, on a global basis. It is an important step toward becoming a global organization; enabling both domestic and international growth.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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