Riedel Goes To School For Project Manager Pick


REDONDO BEACH, CALIF. — Thanks to continued growth in North America, Riedel Communications has appointed a Project Manager to lead the company’s rollout of large-scale multifaceted projects based on its line of real-time video, audio, data and communications networks.

Taking the job is the former Production Operations and Systems Engineer for Azusa Pacific University, located in the eastern San Gabriel Valley some 40 minutes to the east of downtown Los Angeles.

That would be Daniel Bakies, who will direct Riedel’s U.S. system consulting team. He reports to Rick Seegull, Manager of System Consulting for Riedel North America.

Before his role at APU, Bakies served as Project Manager for McNally Enterprises, where he served as an on-site project leader for numerous high-profile events; Weekend Experience Director for Yucaipa Christian Church; and Technical Director for Christ’s Church of the Valley.

“Dan is a great choice for this important new role,” Seegul said. “First of all, he brings a strong background in our MediorNet real-time network and Artist digital matrix intercom platform through his time as at Azusa Pacific University. His production background for large churches is another big plus, since houses of worship represent a large and growing market for Riedel in North America. Dan’s energy, project management expertise, and technology know-how will be big assets as we take on large, high-visibility events and other projects leveraging our award-winning technologies.”