Bob Johnston

Bob Johnston

Bob Johnston started his career in the entertainment industry in 1976 in the back shop of Canadian Staging Projects. This unlikely opportunity during high school gave Bob his first taste of the entertainment industry. Despite the best efforts of Bob’s family, he could not leave the weekends and summers at CSP and the countless opportunities to catch IA calls and make the ‘real money’ doing concerts and shows at Maple Leaf Gardens and The Royal Alex Theater. During this time, Bob spent time attending Ryerson Polytechnic Institute in the Civil Engineering program. After completion of the program he joined CSP full time, helped by the recession of 1981, and expanded his knowledge in the technical side of the stage lighting business. In 1982, Bob switched his focus to the motion picture and television business and joined William F. White Limited. From 1982 through 1996, Bob developed his skills in the area of relationship building and was part of a group that expanded the sales and marketing operations nationwide. It was during this time that Bob developed key contacts in the industry and was offered an opportunity to move to Southern California in early 1996. Bob joined the Matthews Studio Group in Burbank and worked in the US market until he joined Christie Lites Sales in July 2001. Over this time period, Bob gained experience in the operations side of the industry and brings this knowledge to Christie Lites Sales. Over the past 41 years, Bob has focused on the people side of our business and how the products and services can benefit end users. From the very early days, Bob has been involved in a team atmosphere having been part of many successful sports teams and has learned the value of developing strong company infrastructures. Bob believes that the focus and dedication to effective operations and strong business relationships at Christie Lites Sales provides a great place to be.