Team & Partners

Garry Hale - AVentPro - Audio Visual Solutions Winnipeg, Manitoba

Garry Hale, Owner

Garry began his career in the audio visual industry almost 30 years ago. He quickly climbed the ranks from technician to operations manager and then national account manager, where he honed his project management skills while providing extensive technical support to many large corporate, government and association events across the country. Seeing a void in the Manitoba marketplace and at the urging of several long-time customers, he set out and opened AVentPro in 2006.

Garry has a vested interest in ensuring the success of every event. It isn’t just a job for him – it’s his passion. That’s why he has surrounded himself with a team of highly skilled, industry professionals. He believes strongly that what sets AVentPro apart from the competition is the one-on-one service you’ll receive through the entire planning process up until the end of your event. For this reason, clients continue to choose AVentPro again and again. | 204.226.5565

Trevor Hale - AVentPro - Audio Visual Solutions Winnipeg, Manitoba

Trevor Hale,
Technician/Inventory Specialist

Trevor has been part of the AVentPro family for over 10 years. Not only does he know his way around the rental fleet, but you can always count on him to get the job done. He has worked diligently to develop a well-rounded skill set that makes him an invaluable member of the AVentPro team.

James Houston - AVentPro - Audio Visual Solutions Winnipeg, Manitoba

James Houston,
Audio Technician, Sales and Installation Division

James joined the AVentPro team in 2011, bringing to the table over 30 years of experience. He cut his teeth in the industry touring with local country act Double Eagle, ran the rentals division at Oakwood Audio and went on to be a principle of Bluewater Sound. Although there were several occasions when James freelanced with us, he now heads up our sales and installation division. He has a passion for live sound and is a great complement to the AVentPro team.

Craig Johnson - AVentPro - Audio Visual Solutions Winnipeg, Manitoba

Craig Johnson,
Production Manager

With a background in broadcast and video production/editing, Craig brought a whole new skillset to the AventPro team when he joined in 2013. Having run the AV departments at both Springs Church and Grant Memorial Church, he has successfully executed several hundred events. From sound and lighting to projection and interpretation, you can rely on Craig’s well-rounded knowledge and attention to detail to ensure your corporate, political, governmental or not-for-profit event is a success.

James Rinn - AVentPro - Audio Visual Solutions Winnipeg, Manitoba

James Rinn,

James has over 20 years experience in the industry as a successful videographer and editor and began working with AVentPro in 2009. He began his career as a cameraman at CKX in Brandon, MB and has worked at every major TV network in Manitoba including CTV, Global, City TV, CBC, Shaw, TSN, Sportsnet and the WHL.
He is the go-to guy at AVentPro for live corporate events, corporate videos & presentations, commercials, promotional videos and a variety of other video formats including testimonials, interviews and training videos.

Martin Ruf - AVentPro - Audio Visual Solutions Winnipeg, Manitoba

Martin Ruf,
Lighting Designer/Rigger

Martin, a.k.a. “Butch”, has been overseeing AVentPro’s lighting division since 2012. With a background in carpentry, rigging, and LD, Butch has become an important part of our team. Although he has toured extensively through North America with the Backstreet Boys and Trans Siberian Orchestra, Butch was happy to give up life on the road and settle back in to a “regular” life, and we’re glad to have him.