Champelli began his career in Las Vegas working on large special projects including the Pirate Battle at
For 11 years, Champelli served as chief operations officer and mechanical designer for Fisher Technical Services Inc. (FTSI) During his tenure, FTSI grew from two to 100+ employees and completed major new construction projects such as the Le Rêve showroom and front feature at Wynn Resorts, as well as the
Prior to joining EPS, Champelli spent five years as the general manager and lead mechanical designer for ZFX Inc., where he helped grow the business and refine operations. In 2004 he joined the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) and has volunteered with the Rigging Working Group to help create ANSI standards that promote safety in the theatre/entertainment industry. The most recent of these standards, ANSI E1.43, which covers performer flying, was published in February 2016.
Champelli holds an M.F.A. in technical production from Penn State University and a B.S. in design from Illinois State University. In his free time Champelli enjoys playing board games and throwing hatchets with his wife of 20 years and their three children.
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