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    • Bob Owens is a design consultant and technical director, with over twenty-eight years experience in the Audio, Video, Lighting and Control Systems Industries.  Specializing in facility and audio/video/lighting design and installation of professional electronic equipment is Bobs passion.  Formerly, Bob was the Audio Director for Walt Disney World's Creative Entertainment Department and Director for several Orlando based AV contracting firms.  Bob opened Owens AV Design to provide services to the themed entertainment market, and also specialize in enhancing technical systems in religious facilities in this time where many churches are growing and need honest help. After directing successful professional sound and video contractors for over six years in Orlando, Bob decided that this business was too long in coming.  Since opening, over 100 manufacturers have opened dealerships to Owens AV Design for the professional products that are necessary to complete projects for customers such as Disney, Universal, and many Church clients in the Southeast.  Current projects include Iglesia El Calvario de Orlando, Faithworld, New Destiny Christian Ministries, and St Pauls Presbyterian in Ocoee.  Owens AV Design has a great reputation for working as a trusted and knowledgeable part of a project team.
    • Employment History
        3315 Maggie Ave. Orlando, FL 32810
        Position Held: Director
        Employment Dates: June 1995 - January 2001:
          This business was a Sound Design and Consulting firm started by Bob and funded by a  Staging Company based out of Lansing, Michigan.  The business was started from scratch with very little and completed $1.6 million in sales the first year.  The next three years continued with sales increasing by 35 to 40 percent each year.  At the end of the fourth year in business, the initial investing company decided to sell the division for $1.5 million and Bob left.  Within one week, Pro Sound hired Bob for the Managing Director Position of the Orlando office.  Ten months later, SGA Audio Design & Services closed the business due to lack of sales. 
  • Projects included:
      • Kenneth Copeland  Ministries- Eagle Mountain Church - TX
      • Sight & Sound Theaters - Landcaster, PA.
      • First Presbyterian Orlando Downtown
      • Tuscawilla United Methodist Church
      • Macy's Parade NYC 1999
      • Daytona International Speedway
      • Stations Casino - Kansas City, Mo
      • Universal Studios -
        • New RF System for Parades
        • ADA Compliance for complete park
        • Toon Theater
        • City Walk Area BGM System
        • Many Shows for Entertainment
        • Mardi Gras
        • Halloween Horror Nights                         
      • Walt Disney World - multiple projects
      • Kahunaville Restaurants (5 units)
      • Mars 2112 Restaurants (2 units)
    • WALT DISNEY WORLD CO., PO. Box 10,000, Lake Buena Vista, Fl. 32830
      Contact: Rich Taylor - Exec VP of Entertainment (407) 397-3200
      Position Held: Audio Director
      Employment Dates: Nov. 1988 - June 1995:
        Former consultant turned Audio Director for the Entertainment Group at all four theme parks and Tokyo Disneyland.  On these projects, I was responsible for budgeting, schedules, design and implementation.  I left this employment on great terms with Disney worldwide and continue to provide equipment and services to a host of projects.  During my employment at WDW, various special projects included;
      • MGM Studio Tour:  "Theater of the Stars" audio system design, budgeting and construction coordination. (1500 seats)Audio Designer for new Aladdin' Royal Caravan Parade and parkwide parade route audio/control upgrade.
      • EuroDisneyLand:  Design/Engineered/Budgeted seven (7) live entertainment stages for new theme park in France.  Also designed parkwide audio system for Magic Kingdom parade route.
      • WDW Magic Kingdom: Audio Designer for Character Hit Parade, SpectroMagic and Mardi Gras Parades.  Developed and patented a new remote synchronization system used in Disney Electric Parades.  This system allows for the use of Digital Playback Devices on the floats.  Also Bob developed custom amplifiers, speakers and mixers for DC operation. These systems are still Disney Standard Equipment today.
      • MGM Studio Tour:  Audio/Control System Designer for "Sorcery in the Skies" fireworks show (a 70,000 watt system) which provides playback for the entire park and utilizes the largest low frequency ring radiator in the world. (1990).       
      • WDW Magic Kingdom:  Design Manager for the Magic Kingdom Audio Upgrade, which includes complete automated control system, amps, and speakers for entire theme park. (a 2 year, $3 mil project)
      • TokyoDisney Land: Audio Designer for New Electrical Parade with38 units and control system.
      • EPCOT Center: Audio/Control System Designer for Splashtacular.  A sound system that covers an audience area of 5,000. The control system design joins all aspects of audio, pyro, performer lifts, and special effects.
      • WDW Magic Kingdom: Designer for Legend of the Lion King audio and control system. A multi-channel surround system themed after the movie. 
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