ID3 GROUP, a full-service fabrication company, appointed two industry veterans to key leadership positions.
Rick Clark has been named chief creative officer and Wade McGee has been named vice president of experiential.
“We are extremely pleased to have Rick and Wade join ID3 GROUP,” said David Walens, president of Exploring, Inc., the parent company of ID3 GROUP. “They have extensive experience and skill in helping clients develop their concepts and execute them at the highest value possible. Both have worked on very impressive and successful projects, particularly in the areas of scenic custom fabrication and experiential development, and will help expand ID3 GROUP’s capabilities and offerings to benefit our customers even further. We are proud to support clients in developing their ideas through our team’s wide range of expertise and our unique, comprehensive fabrication facility. ”
Clark has 26 years of expertise in experience design development, creative direction and plan implementation for the themed entertainment industry. His experience includes developing successful entertainment modules, touring units, exhibits and retail concepts.
He was most recently senior vice president, Design & Fabrication Studios at a live event and entertainment production company. His responsibilities in that role included assembling the project team and providing overall direction, creating the master schedule, and directing and developing fabrication methods and prototyping.
Clark began his design and production career at Six Flags Theme Parks where he held several positions, including director of design. He has managed projects with budgets of up to $75 million and developed spaces between 1,500 square feet and more than 40 acres.
McGee has 19 years of experience in fabrication and construction, particularly themed environments and experiences. His expertise includes experience design and concept development, operations management, project management, budget preparation and implementation.
He was most recently senior director of fabrication at a live event and entertainment production company, where he coordinated the execution for themed entertainment experiences, including estimating, purchasing and scheduling for all fabrication shops. His prior roles have involved managing high-output fabrication shops for scenery studios, exhibit producers, architectural millwork, and cabinet and fixture manufacturers, with average program budgets of up to $8 million.