Karl G. Ruling  

Karl G. Ruling
Karl G. Ruling is the technical standards manager for ESTA, the international trade association for the live entertainment industry. He administers the ANSI-accredited Technical Standards Program and writes about standards, legislation, technology, and trade shows. When time permits, he designs lighting, scenery, and special effects for theatrical productions. Ruling holds a MFA degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BA degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, with majors in dramatic art and psychology. He's a member of the IESNA, the NFPA, DTHG, the Theatre Library Association, and USITT.