A true entrepreneur and business innovator, Gary combined his love for technology used for entertainment, special events, corporate meetings and installations with his passion to solve problems and engineer solutions that are unique to the marketplace.
While running Gary Standard Productions, the first company he started, Gary pioneered the use of satellite technology to produce the first live, coast-to-coast, stereo simulcast of the Grammy Awards on CBS television. He would go on to co-found the Digital Music Company, focused on delivering recorded music to consumers’ homes via cable and satellite, and Starnet Corporation, an FCC-licensed common carrier providing low-cost telephone, data transmission services and special live video entertainment via satellite to the hotel and travel industries.
In the early 1980’s he launched Video Applications; a full-service staging company focused on providing technical services to the live events industry. From the early days of satellite transmission for business teleconferencing and the development of complex video projection systems, Gary expanded the company to include technical support for live events, entertainment, the arts and permanent installations that is its foundation today. The company developed over the years becoming WorldStage in 2007 and has grown to include six distinct business units in five locations in the U.S.
Thanks to Gary’s vision and hands-on leadership, WorldStage is now recognized as both a leader and innovator in the industry as well as an iconic company that attracts the best and brightest in their fields.