Click to Enlarge Picture We recognize that anyone can own equipment, and we are as committed to technology and inventory as anyone in the business. However, we strongly believe that it’s the people behind that equipment that truly make the difference!

Zasco Productions staff is a reliable, highly trained, experienced and professional production team who make event production their career and passion. Our core staff of 5 full-time employees lead and manage every aspect of the productions we handle.

We strongly support industry standards and certification programs, and many of our key employees are InfoComm CTS Certified. The Certified Technology Specialist (CTS®) credential is for audiovisual professionals who have demonstrated extensive knowledge of the technology used in audio, video and display systems, and a competence, dedication and commitment to their profession. With agreement to a code of ethics pledging truth, accuracy and a commitment to excellence in all aspects of the profession, CTS-holders are recognized as trusted providers of services to customers of AV technology.

In addition to our full time staff, we maintain a part-time staff of over 12 employees who support our operations with their dedication and talents.

Finally, by maintaining a relationship with a large group of freelance individuals, local labor companies, and unions, we can also call upon the specialized talent and labor we need for your specific project and location.

Here are a few of our team members. More extensive resume information is available upon request.

Michael W. Zaskey, CTS
Barry T. Gadbois
Jennifer K. Gonyea
Matthew J. Derderian, CTS
Joseph E. Dziok
Edward C. McKinney
Stephen D. Potvin
Keith A. Payer
Brian G. Pelletier
David J. Bartlett
Amy E. Harrigan
Daniel J. Walker
Charles Y. Vadnais
William M. Zaskey
Frederick A. Nowak

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Michael W. Zaskey, CTS
Founder, President / Owner and Senior Technical Director

Michael Zaskey started Zasco Productions at a very young age. A passion for knowledge, creativity, and most importantly - technical excellence is what drives Michael. More than just a job, Zasco Productions is his dream, and he is personally involved in some aspect of every project we handle.

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Barry T. Gadbois
Director: Operations, Client Services and Video

Barry brings to us a diverse range of talents, from broadcast television production to large scale audio-visual presentations. His experience includes broadcast operations, news videography, television / video direction, and satellite / microwave truck operation. Barry started part-time work at Zasco Productions in 2000, while working for various local broadcast entities. He then went on to a career as a video technician for a defense contractor on the west-coast, and after returning to the Massachusetts in 2005 to pursue a career in broadcast television, Barry re-joined our part-time staff.

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Jennifer K. Gonyea
Multi-skilled Production Technician

Look for Jen to play an integral role in bringing your production to life.

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Matthew J. Derderian, CTS
Part-Time Multi-skilled Production Technician

Matthew Derderian is one of our key show technicians. On show site, he is typically our lead visual display technician resposible for video projection and LED display setup and operation. Matt’s background includes a degree from University of Hartford, and work for NBC Universal on their massive effort to cover the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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Joseph E. Dziok
Part-Time Multi-skilled Production Technician

Joe is the newest member of our production team, and in a short time has become an indispendible asset to Zasco Productions.

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Edward C. McKinney
Engineer / Multi-skilled Production Technician

Ed McKinney has been around Zasco Productions for 20+ years…since it was an idea in a basement! His experience began during his childhood years, where a fascination with electronics laid the foundation for a lifelong passion and career. Ed gained experience doing lighting and sound for the theater in high school, as well as working for a local cable television operator on public access, government, and local origination broadcasts. He graduated from Springfield Technical Community College with a degree in Telecommunications, then went on to a career in television working at the local ABC affiliate as a master control operator, tape operator, studio tech, and finally a broadcast engineer. Ed was one of our first part-time employees, and continues to this day as a key member of our engineering and live event production department.

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Stephen D. Potvin
Lighting Technician / Multi-skilled Production Technician

Steve Potvin was born and raised in Wilbraham, MA and brings us years of theater, lighting, broadcast television and audio / visual experience. He discovered his love for artistic performance, media, and technology at a very young age through involvement with community theater and electronics classes. Steve's video / broadcast career began at the local ABC affiliate where he worked as a studio tech, ENG videographer, live-truck operator, and lighting designer. In the late 1990’s, he began work as a part-time employee of Zasco Productions where he expanded his skills into event staging, audio reinforcement, video projection, digital editing, and more. Steve continued his broadcast career at a major sports network, where he won Emmy awards for outstanding studio teamwork and studio camera work. After working there for several years, Steve decided to make Zasco Productions his full-time career in 2005.

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Keith A. Payer
Multi-skilled Production Technician

Keith is one of our regular part-time team memebers. On show site, you can most often find Keith serving as an audio system tech. In the sound department Keith assembles and flies loudspeaker arrays, interconnects amplifiers and related equipment, lays out and sets up microphones, monitor speakers, and related cabling, sets up and interconnects communications systems and ensures that the audio system is setup per our audio engineer’s or client’s specifications. Keith is also cross-trained and often serves as a carpenter in our scenic and staging department, production electrician in our lighting department, and a video projectionist and camera operator in our video department. He also serves as our a truck driver and often starts his day ensuring the safe and timely arrival of our vehicles, as well as directing the unloading / loading of our trucks.

Keith has an easygoing personality, believes in 100% customer satisfaction, and is committed to doing whatever it takes to get the job done.

Outside of Zasco Productions he is an avid football fan, and plays organized football. He lives in Enfield, CT with his wife Carrie and two sons Aiden and Jackson. He loves to spend any extra time with his boys.

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Brian G. Pelletier
Associate Designer / Video Director / Editor

 
   

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David J. Bartlett
Videographer / Camera Operator

Dave has over 25 years experience in broadcast television, and he brings with him a vast range of knowledge in every aspect of production and operations. He is a talented videographer and editor, and a great personality to have on our team!

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Amy E. Harrigan
Camera Operator / Multi-skilled Production Technician

 
   

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Daniel J. Walker
Audio Engineer / Multi-skilled Production Technician

 
   

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Charles "Chello" Vadnais
Stage Manager / Multi-skilled Production Technician

 
   

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William M. Zaskey
Co-Founder, Business Advisor

There is so much that can be said about William Zaskey! The father of Michael Zaskey, and the person most instrumental in supporting the early success of Zasco Productions, Mr. Zaskey generously gave of his time, talents, and money to help Michael establish his dream. Throughout the years he has worked as a business advisor, camera operator, driver, and more, helping out in any area that he could. Most importantly, he is the person who believed that Zasco Productions could be a reality, and never gave up helping to make that happen! Affectionately called "Dad" by the entire Zasco team, he is now most often seen running errands or providing production support on major projects.

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Frederick A. Nowak
Video Director / Camera Operator

 
   
   
   
Zasco Productions, LLC - Serving New England: MA, ME, CT, RI, NH, VT
Chicopee, Springfield, Worcester, Boston, Hartford, New Haven, New York, Providence, Concord, Augusta, Montpelier, and the World!

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