Bill Ellis  

Bill Ellis
Bill Ellis began his career while earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Lighting and Audio from the North Carolina School of the Arts. He is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and sits on its Theatre, Television and Film Advisory Committee, and Museum Lighting Committee. Bill is also member of Control Protocols Workgroup for ESTA. A leader in systems integration, Mr. Ellis is a Certified Low Voltage Systems Specialty Contractor in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, and New Jersey.

Throughout his tenure, Mr. Ellis has gained experience and respect in the industry for his innovative thinking and problem-solving approach to the unusual project.  Some of his most challenging projects include: the Sky Church and Artists Journey at Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA; the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, IL; the Space Shuttle Atlantis on display at The Kennedy Space Center, FL; and the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor, MD.  In addition, there have been over 19 casino projects in 7 states, the Bahamas, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as multiple themed projects for the Walt Disney World Company and SeaWorld Entertainment.

Mr. Ellis is also dedicated to community service.  He has been a volunteer reservist with the Orange County Fire Rescue Department in Central Florida since 2003, photographing scenes to use for marketing, training and investigational purposes.

Business credits and recognitions include Owner of Candela Controls Inc. since 1999; Systems Integrator VANCO Lighting; Systems Engineer BASH Lighting South; Master Electrician, Walt Disney’s World on Ice; PLASA’s Volunteer of the Year 2014; and an Archi-Tech award winner for Technology Integration in 2010 for the Carolina Herrera store in Las Vegas, NV.

Mr. Ellis resides just outside of Orlando, FL with his wife and two daughters.