Shane Knaust

Shane Knaust

Production Manager

I’ve spent more time with our clients than anyone else on our team. All my Production Manager teammates and I are the face of the company on-site, and I’m proud to say I’ve been here since the early days, so that makes me number one! I like to lighten the mood and I’m a sports guy who’s a competitor at heart. 

I walked onto an avad3 show in the early days just as a hand hoping to help push cases and get an event setup. I’ll never forget that event. That was the day I went from walking onto “some show” to realizing, I want to do this every day. These events we do, they are often the biggest day of the year for our clients. I’m proud that it’s my job to be at their side on their biggest days. Clients tell me I’m calm. I’m fun to work with. I’d say I’m a hard worker. 

I’ve been here a long time. I know the nooks and crannies of venues all across the country. I remember details about annual shows from years ago, years before our current clients were in their roles. The amount of times I have been on setups or strikes makes it where I think my hands and feet could do some of these things blindfolded. Even with all that behind me, what I’m most looking forward to in the future is growing this team, growing our relationships, and more people in the country finding what I think is so special about this team.