• Brad Hayes
    Brad Hayes Chief Executive Officer

    Chief Executive Officer of TLS Productions, Inc., with over 35 years experience in the entertainment, lighting & production industry; Brad worked with local musical acts as he started out his career, then worked on national & international tours and industrial markets as electrician, master electrician, crew chief, stage manager and production manager before coming to TLS Productions, Inc. in 1997. Since then, Brad has been a pivotal element for the growth and success of the company.

  • Emily Ann Jugowicz
    Emily Ann Jugowicz Sales, Rentals, Permanent Installations Social Media Coordinator
    Emily is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and earned her degree in Entertainment, Design and Technology with a focus in Arts Management. She found her calling over 10 years ago within the Metro Detroit theatre scene. Her vast network of technicians lends to her skyrocketing the productivity of the rentals and installations department at TLSP. For those of you that know Emily we think you can agree; she is a master of all things time management, a lover of sticky notes, color coordinating, and kittens!
  • Aaron Kashmer
    Aaron Kashmer Purchasing

    Aaron has over 15 years of experience in theater, dance, and industrial lighting production. After Graduating with a BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he’s carried many positions at TLS Productions, Inc., from lead lighting tech to rental and sales manager to purchasing and gear sourcing. Aaron claims, “there are very few people in the rental lighting and production industry that don’t know me.”

  • Carl Kedzierski
    Carl Kedzierski Director of Operations & Marketing

    Carl has been involved in the special event production and entertainment industries for nearly two decades – bringing experience, creativity, and education to the table. Carl is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication, and also possesses a Masters of Business Administration in Management from Florida Institute of Technology; Carl also attended Oxford University for a portion of his MBA coursework.

  • Tim Kruse
    Tim Kruse Account Executive

    With over 25 years experience in the entertainment industry, Tim offers a wide background to the TLS Productions, Inc. team. Over the years he has worked with a number of touring artists and large corporate events around the world. Tim has also taken on the task of Production Management and Site Operations for some of the top festivals in America as well as heading up the sales team for a major truss manufacturer in the U.S. 

  • Li Liu
    Li Liu Accountant

    Li has more than 15 years of experience in corporate accounting. She holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Beijing Post and Telecommunications Engineering University. She held positions as a hardware engineer and a data base developer before taking a position with TLS Productions, Inc. in 2003. She currently handles sales & use tax, payroll tax, pension and bank compliance along with managing accounts payable for TLSP.

  • Doyle Martin
    Doyle Martin Chief Operating Officer

    Doyle graduated with a BFA in Theatre Design from the University of Texas, he has designed a wide range of lighting projects over the last 3 decades and has provided lighting designs ranging from outdoor environments to the UN Economics Convention, lighting for Grammy Award winning musical groups and Fortune 500 companies. As Director of Design Services, Doyle manages all aspects of design for TLS Productions, Inc.’s various projects.

  • William Ross
    William Ross Chief Administrative Officer

    President of TLS Productions, Inc., he received his Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University with a degree in Technical Theater; and has over 35 years of experience in the industry working within a variety of local, educational, regional, industrial, and professional theater settings. Bill’s attention to detail and ability to adapt to each and every client has helped to make TLS Productions, Inc. the successful company it is today.

  • Paul Ryan
    Paul Ryan Lighting & Audio Technician | ETC Service Technician

    Paul has been a theater technician in some capacity for the last 10 years and graduated from Siena Heights University in 2013 with a BA in Theater to continue that career. He has been working for TLSP on and off since 2014 while working on cruise ships and in other venues as a lighting technician. He now works for TLSP as an Audio & Lighting Technician and an ETC Service Technician. Paul loves his new wife Alison, and enjoys woodworking in his spare time. 

  • Cameo Stancliff
    Cameo Stancliff Senior Account Executive | Trade Shows

    Cameo Stancliff recently joined TLS Productions, Inc., and will be concentrating on driving sales outside of the auto industry. Over the last year she has focused on custom booth sales and management with Plus Studios, Inc., as well as consulting and assisting customer needs on large accounts in the Las Vegas area.  
  Cameo has over 18 years of experience with the Freeman Companies, serving in roles such as Exhibitor Service Supervisor for Freeman’s Service Desk onsite, also running the overall in-house service department.  She then moved in to Operations / Sales and assisted in creating the Freeman Rigging Department, where she worked first hand with venue engineers, submitting all necessary drawings. Cameo was also responsible during that time for managing labor budgets.

  • Eric Topliss
    Eric Topliss Chief Financial Officer
    Eric has 20+ years of experience in public and corporate accounting. Eric received his BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from San Diego State University. He began his career in public accounting as an Audit Associate with Coopers & Lybrand in San Francisco, and continued his career in public accounting with Macdonald, Page & Co. in Portland, Maine, becoming a Certified Public Accountant in 1994. In the mid to late nineties through 2002 he held the positions of Senior Accountant with The Medstat Group in Ann Arbor and Controller with McFarlane Toys in Plymouth, MI. He has held his current position as Controller for TLSP for over 10 years and is registered as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Michigan.
  • Adam Weakley
    Adam Weakley Director of Warehouse Operations

    Adam has spent a lifetime working in theater, both on stage and off. He’s designed, operated, and installed a wide range of lighting, rigging, special effects, and temporary structures. He’s worked in schools, places of worship, bars and nightclubs, on film and TV shoots, stages and convention halls. Adam is a Columbus McKinnon and Stagemaker Certified Hoist Technician, and has completed Total Structures Outdoor Structures Class. He’s been managing the warehouse operations for TLS Productions, Inc. for the past 16 years. He also likes pie.

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