ATOMIC

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The spark for ATOMIC started over thirty years ago with London-based production designer Tom McPhillips. He became known for creating innovative sets that travelled lightly, set up quickly and looked dramatic on stage.

We’ve grown to encompass a deep pool of world-class professionals. From drafting, to welding, to 3D animation, we create immersive environments for the world’s top bands and biggest brands. Our work now ships across the globe and we have home bases stretching from Los Angeles to Tokyo.

Our core philosophy has never changed. Our work travels lightly, sets up quickly and looks dramatic on stage. We strive to make your show day a success by seeing around corners, getting our hands dirty, collaborating and delivering with no surprises.

Our History

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Year 1984

Tom McPhillips begins painting backdrops and scenery for theater, opera and television productions, opening his own studio in 1976. Before long he branches out and begins designing for live shows and music videos by Culture Club, Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest and many more!

The 70's and 80's

Our Roots

Tom McPhillips begins painting backdrops and scenery for theater, opera and television productions, opening his own studio in 1976. Before long he branches out and begins designing for live shows and music videos by Culture Club, Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest and many more!

The 90's

Our Philosophy Catches On

Tom’s work is seen on tour and in the studio with some of rock n’ roll’s biggest artists: Michael Jackson, The Who and Paul McCartney. Even better, his designs become known in the industry for their ease of use, fast set-up, creative construction techniques and innovative materials.

1994

Atomic Is Born

Tom moves to the U.S., and launches a set construction shop to build his iconic designs. ATOMIC is born: “A Tom Mc” Phillips Design.

The Mid 90’s

Video Killed The Radio Star

As the video era takes off, ATOMIC begins providing design and construction for music videos, awards shows and televised concerts including hundreds of episodes of MTV Unplugged and A&E Live by Request.

The 00’s

Atomic Goes Corporate

Corporate marketers turn to ATOMIC for help creating pop-up stores, immersive brand environments and live experiences that engage their fans. Over time, Nike, Target and Victoria’s Secret join the ATOMIC client list, alongside Turner Television and CBS Networks.

2001

Atomic Rental is Born

ATOMIC launches a rental division and begins shipping creative, modular scenery and soft goods all over the world. Interchangeable products and endless combinations help designers make any event an ATOMIC event. Packs small, plays BIG is born! Rental Solutions changed its name to Modular Systems in late 2019.

2013

Production Accelerates

The ATOMIC production team grows and officially gets rolling producing top-notch events from some of the world’s biggest brands.

2014

ATOMIC Celebrates

ATOMIC celebrates 20 years in business!

Today

Here We Are!

We’ve come a long way… and with the help of our awesome employees, partners, clients and friends we look forward to doing what we love – for people we love – for many years to come!

 

Meet Our Team

  • 1. What's your drink of choice?

  • Aaron Brubaker

    Shop Floor Manager – Manufacturing


    1. Iced Tea
    2. Flying
    3. Shark

  • Aaron Chang

    Assistant Project Manager


    1. Blanton's Neat
    2. Teleportation
    3. Panda

  • Aaron Rupp

    Metal Fabricator


    1. Vietnamese coffee
    2. Control thunder and lightning
    3. Goat

  • Adam Curry

    Assistant Project Manager


    1. G&T (Hendrick’s for the gin)
    2. Telekinesis
    3. Golden Retriever

  • Alan Fackler

    Shop Floor Manager - Power and Road


    1. IPAs
    2. Teleporting
    3. Cat

  • Alex Christner

    Light Assembler


    1. Coke occasionally with some Jack
    2. Telekinesis
    3. Wombat

  • Alex Snyder

    Warehouse Associate

  • Alex Thomas

    Senior Scenic LED Tech


    1. Dr Pepper on the Rocks
    2. Flight 
    3. Wolf

  • Alix Reynolds

    Senior Account Manager


    1. Sazerac
    2. Teleportation
    3. Raccoon

  • Allie McCormac

    Print Technician


    1. Iced Coffee
    2. Prefers to remain mortal
    3. Koala

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  • Ana Vallejo

    Road Technician


    1. AM: Earl Grey, PM: Gin & Tonic
    2. Telekinesis
    3. Giraffe

  • Andi Blady

    Production Designer


    1. Black tea with milk and honey
    2. Always finding the best parking spots
    3. Impala

  • Andi Hill

    Office Administrator


    1. Champagne & Chambord 
    2. Mind Reading 
    3. Mama Bear

  • Andrew Herbert

    CNC Router Operator


    1. Sangria or Margarita
    2. Power to multiply myself (so I can rest)
    3. Wolf

  • Andy Good

    Scenic Road Tech


    1. Yards IPA
    2. Emotional Manipulation
    3. Alex Thomas

  • Angel Rivera

    Assembly Technician, Homes

  • 2. What power does your alter-ego super hero have?

  • Austin Bowles

    Scenic LED Technician

  • Autumn Scholtes

    Warehouse Associate


    1. Miller Lite
    2. Invisibility
    3. I would want to be a bird to fly free

  • Bambi Hornig

    Accounts Receivable Specialist


    1. Diet Coke or Tito's
    2. Many powers, like Supergirl!
    3. Lion

  • Batul Rizvi

    Account Manager, Custom Fabrication


    1. Bud Light
    2. Total Self Sufficiency
    3. Wolf

  • Ben Huder

    Operations Coordinator


    1. Coffee in the morning, Augustiner at night
    2. Spread Knowledge
    3. ALF

  • Ben Richards

    Assembly Technician, Homes


    1. Dr. Pepper
    2. Stone manipulation
    3. Orca or Mountain Goat

  • Bill Beach

    Director of IT


    1. Something dark; coffee or beer
    2. Flying
    3. R.O.U.S. (Rodent of Unusual Size)

  • Bob Libutti

    Project Manager, HOMES


    1. Nitro Cold Brew with Sweet Cream
    2. Sorcerer Supreme with none of that Thanos nonsense
    3. Red Panda

  • Brandon Cardenas

    Account Manager


    1. Beer and Coffee
    2. Invulnerability
    3. Moose

  • 3. If you were an animal, what would you be?

  • Brandon Hutchinson

    Metal Lead


    1. Keystone Light
    2. The Ability to Fix Anything
    3. Bald Eagle

  • Brandon Putt

    Controller


    1. Tito's with lime 
    2. Quantum Tunneling - The ability to walk through walls 
    3. Jaguar

  • Brandon Scholtes

    Metal Fabricator


    1. Miller Lite
    2. Teleportation
    3. Lion

  • Brendan O'Donnell

    Senior Account Manager


    1. Shirley Temple
    2. Teleporting
    3. Pegasus

  • Brian Shaughnessy

    Senior Account Manager


    1. Crystal Pepsi with Gummiberry juice
    2. To get people to forgive non super hero Brian
    3. Ghost of a half Lab half German Shepard

  • Britt Gehris

    VP, Operations, Manufacturing & Warehouse


    1. Sweet Tea
    2. Flying (or Strength or Fire)
    3. Wolf, a white one

  • Bruce Caton

    MEP, CNC, and Warehouse Lead


    1. Gin
    2. Time Travel
    3. Albatross

  • Bryce Erb

    Buyer


    1. Hudson Valley Brewing Animal Balloon or a glass of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon
    2. Teleportation
    3. Eurasian Eagle-Owl

  • Chad Kalbach

    Program Manager, HOMES


    1. Jack & Coke
    2. Strength
    3. Eagle

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  • Chad Thomas

    Wood Shop Lead


    1. Thai Iced Tea
    2. Being in multiple places at once
    3. Elk

  • Chloe Rich

    Vice President of Brand Strategy


    1. Black Tea
    2. Teleporting
    3. Koala

  • Chris Geitner

    Corporate Counsel


    1. Sam Adams Boston Lager
    2. Ability to communicate in all languages
    3. Lion

  • Claudia Alvarez

    Finance Administrator, Modular Systems Europe


    1. Water
    2. I would rid all people of their diseases
    3. Eagle

  • Colin Nixdorf

    Project Manager


    1. Jack and Coke
    2. Teleportation
    3. Wolf

  • Collin Haines

    Metal Fabricator


    1. Bailey's Irish Creme with Coffee
    2. Underwater Control
    3. Direwolf

  • Conway Allison

    Director of Product Innovation


    1. Beer
    2. Healing
    3. Griffin

  • Dan Falk

    Production Manager


    1. Ice cold water fountain with good water pressure
    2. Teleportation
    3. Great Pyrenees

  • Dan Jones

    Payroll Coordinator


    1. Crystal Pepsi
    2. Wolverine Claws
    3. Cat

  • Dan LaFauci

    Director of HR


    1. Old Fashioned
    2. A “reset” belly button – A Mulligan For Life
    3. Molehawk - a mole with a Mohawk

  • 1. What's your drink of choice?

  • Dan Wells

    Scenic Technician

  • Daniel McPhillips

    President


    1. Well-balanced English Ale
    2. Teleporting
    3. Hammer head shark, mainly because they are bad ass

  • Darby Schock

    Shop Technician


    1. Tea
    2. The Ability to Fly
    3. Octopus

  • Dariece Hammen

    Producer


    1. Fresca or a goof Mai Tai
    2. An eidetic memory
    3. Australian Shepherd. I wish I had that much energy.

  • Dave Remaley

    Chief Financial Officer


    1. Stella Artois
    2. Flying
    3. Dog

  • Deanna Shudy

    Soft Goods Technician


    1. A lot of water or anything with chocolate
    2. I'm part of the "tele" team, meaning teleportation, telekinesis, and telepathy
    3. A big cat because they're lazy and fierce!

  • 1. What's your drink of choice?

  • Dru Morgan

    Assistant Designer


    1. Yuengling Lager
    2. Telekineses
    3. Espeon (the best Pokemon)

  • Dylan Wise

    Assembly Technician

  • Ed Byrne

    CNC Lead


    1. Sunkist
    2. Incredible 'telepathetic' abilities
    3. Lion

  • Ellen George

    Scenic Artist


    1. Coffee
    2. Flight
    3. Cat

  • Emily Kelly

    Shop Technician

  • Emily Mathason

    Account Manager


    1. Vodka Martini, no olives
    2. Immortality + power to give immortality to loved ones
    3. Ocelot

  • Erikk Masters

    Operations Manager, Modular Systems


    1. Coffee
    2. Mind Reading
    3. Orca

  • Erin Edwards

    VP, Operations, Account Management & Technical Design


    1. Anything sweet, light, and refreshing
    2. Flying
    3. Dolphin

  • Evan Rapp

    Senior Scenic Artist


    1. Smuttynose IPA
    2. Time travel
    3. Grizzly bear

  • Felix Nuyten

    Director, Modular Systems Europe


    1. Lots of water keeps me going, beer's good too 
    2. Power in numbers, alter ego with a versatile skill set 
    3. Papa Bear

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  • Francis Olweiler

    Plumbing Technician

  • Frank Rittle

    Accounts Payable Specialist


    1. Sea Dog Bluepaw Wheat Ale
    2. Absolute Potential
    3. Phoenix

  • Gary Glass

    Senior Account Manager


    1. Coffee
    2. Ability to stop time
    3. Hagrid

  • Greg Daily

    AP/AR Manager


    1. Gin & Tonic
    2. Time Travel
    3. Since I have two of my own, a dog

  • Greg Marty

    Carpenter


    1. Turkey Hill Iced Tea or Moosehead Beer
    2. Superhuman Strength and Wizardry
    3. Cat, because I'm waiting to strike when the opportunity is right.

  • Harley Foster

    Assembly Technician

  • 2. What power does your alter-ego super hero have?

  • Ivan Echevarria-Campos

    Account Manager, Modular Systems


    1. Water
    2. Time-travel
    3. Shark

  • Jake Rosati

    Shop Technician


    1. Southern Style Sweet Tea
    2. Superhuman Stamina
    3. A Flying Squirrel

  • James Scotland

    Assistant Project Manager


    1. Dr. Pepper
    2. Passive invulnerability (I’m completely indestructible, provided I don’t resort to violence)
    3. Bear in the Big Blue House

  • Jason Gushue

    Metal Fabricator


    1. Coffee
    2. If I told you that I'd be blowing the cover on my secret identity as a fabricator
    3. Dog

  • Javier Santiago

    Warehouse Associate


    1. Mountain Dew
    2. Healing & Persuasion to Make People Kind to One Another
    3. An Eagle

  • Jenny Lennox

    Warehouse Associate

  • Jeremy Yunkin

    Senior Road Tech


    1. Ballast Sculpin IPA
    2. Going Super Saiyan
    3. Optimus Prime

  • Joe Liebl

    Carpenter


    1. Yuengling Lager
    2. Reading minds
    3. Falcon

  • Joe McMonagle

    Chief Business Development Officer


    1. Gueuze
    2. The power to resist pizza
    3. Great Blue Heron

  • 3. If you were an animal, what would you be?

  • Joel Kibler

    Assembly Lead

  • John Hilton

    CNC Operator


    1. Oliver Brewing's Space Pants
    2. Shape-shifting
    3. Wolf

  • Josh Pete

    Warehouse Associate


    1. Captain & Coke
    2. Immortality, so I could continue to spread positivity forever and ever
    3. Wolf

  • Josh Yingling

    IT Help Desk Technician


    1. Yuengling Lager
    2. Time Travel
    3. Eagle

  • Julianna Sierra

    Assistant Project Manager


    1. Rum & Coke
    2. Shapeshifter
    3. Elephant

  • Julien Sat-Vollhardt

    Assistant Project Manager


    1. Negroni
    2. Earth-Bending (like in Avatar: The Last Airbender)
    3. Capybara

  • Junior Hernandez

    Assembly Technician, Homes

  • Justin Sensenig

    CNC Operator/Programmer


    1.  Nice glass of Knob Creek whiskey
    2. Open time rifts to travel between past, present, and future
    3. A tiger

  • Kate Crown

    Assistant Project Manager


    1. Coke
    2. The ability to freeze time
    3. Lion

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  • Katelyn Brossett

    Soft Goods Technician

  • Kayla Arrell

    Graphics Technician


    1. A Fresh Margarita
    2. Being infinitely fully rested
    3. Quokka

  • Keith Reilly

    Project Manager


    1. Bailey's (Creamy)
    2. Predicting the future
    3. A Puppy Bear

  • Kelsey Powers

    Assistant Project Manager


    1. Iced Mocha
    2. Teleportation
    3. Sea Otter

  • Kennedi Kutz

    Operations Coordinator


    1. Bluephoria Yerba Mate
    2. Flight
    3.Black Panther

  • Kevin Tucker

    Payroll and HRIS Manager


    1. Ecto Cooler 
    2.The legacy of Johnny Lawrence and Cobra Kai Dojo
    3. The majestic Sea Pig

  • Kevin Valudes

    Project Manager


    1. Water
    2. Time manipulation
    3. Tiger

  • Laura Roberts

    Talent Integrator


    1. Gin and tonic
    2. Super-powered hair to catch people, save animals, put out fires and be a self-protective shield
    3. A Butterfly

  • Lauren Brignone

    Senior Director, Production Services


    1. Iced coffee OR jalapeño margarita
    2. Excellent memory
    3. Bottlenosed dolphin

  • Lindsey Mayer

    Production Designer


    1. Manhattan
    2. Weather control
    3. Magpie

  • 1. What's your drink of choice?

  • Lori Balthaser

    Buyer


    1. Moscato
    2. Teleportation
    3. A cuddly puppy

  • Lydia Cho

    Production Designer


    1. Nitro Cold Brew or Dark Roast Drip
    2. Change evil souls into humanitarians
    3. Octopus

  • Lydia Henry

    Vice President of Culture & Inclusion


    1. Lemonade
    2. To always know the right thing to say 
    3. An ant: they move mountains and value community

  • Malo Tuinamala

    Operations Manager

  • Mara Rooney

    Paint Department Lead


    1. Hot Chocolate 
    2. Shape Shifting 
    3. Hippocampus

  • Marc Frymyer

    Logistics Lead


    1. Water or Victory Brewing Co. beer
    2. Is being a wizard a superpower? Because that would be AWESOME!
    3. An otter

  • 1. What's your drink of choice?

  • Marshall Pace

    Carpenter


    1. Green Tea 
    2. Magnetic Powers
    3. Bear

  • Mary Atchley

    Assembly Technician


    1. Lemonade
    2. Flight
    3. Some days a raccoon and some days a wolf

  • Matt Debiec

    Logistics Coordinator


    1. Buffalo Trace Bourbon - neat or on rocks
    2. Power of Invulnerability
    3. A Cheetah

  • Matt Hill

    Senior Shop Technician


    1. A good, cold beer
    2. Invisibility
    3. Shark

  • Matt Walsh

    Assistant Project Manager


    1. Oolong tea, Disaronno on the rocks or an Oregon Pinot Noir
    2. Flight and being able to adapt to the physics of space
    3. Manta ray or hawk

  • Matt Zappacosta

    Road Technician


    1. Yuengling
    2. Always Have a New Way to Mess with Alan Fackler
    3. Dog

  • Matt Zimmerman

    Light Assembler


    1. Matcha Latte
    2. Time-travel
    3. Barn Owl

  • Matthew Anastasio

    Project Manager


    1. Beer
    2. Flying
    3. Bearmanpig

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  • Metin Anul

    Modular Systems Associate, Europe


    1. Whiskey Soda
    2. Stop Wars!
    3. Horse

  • Michael Hankins

    Lead Assembler, HOMES


    1. Orange Crush
    2. Touch any musical instrument and be able to play it well
    3. Kangaroo

  • Micki Dawson

    Assistant Account Manager, Modular Systems


    1. Anything with enough lime juice to cure scurvy
    2. Shapeshifting
    3. A BIRD!

  • Mikey Burns

    Carpenter


    1. Dr. Pepper
    2. Super speed
    3. Chimpanzee

  • Natasha Bennett

    Senior Producer

  • 2. What power does your alter-ego super hero have?

  • Nate Schreffler

    Senior Director of Operations


    1. Duh, BEER.
    2. Teleporting would be pretty sweet
    3. Dog

  • Nelson Loeb

    Drafter/Detailer


    1. Raspberry Iced Tea
    2. Flight
    3. The Bald Eagle

  • Nick Artale

    Product Designer


    1. Berry Fruit Smoothie
    2. Teleportation
    3. Eagle

  • Nick Leigey

    Electrical Technician

  • Nicole Clark

    Assistant Account Manager, Modular Systems


    1. AM/PM: Black Coffee PM: G&T with Hendricks and Lime
    2. Bionic hands that can be any tool
    3. Cat!

  • Nicole Guy

    Graphics Lead


    1. Malibu Bay Breeze
    2. Ability to talk to animals, specifically the best golden retriever ever, Sophie
    3. A baby harbor seal

  • Pat Bonner

    Vice President, Production and Design


    1. Coke Zero and coffee
    2. Telekinesis
    3. A family dog

  • Patrick Hardison

    Assistant Project Manager


    1. Coffee, Water, or Gose style beer
    2. The ability to cure disease/illness
    3. The closest I could get to One-Punch Man is a Mantis Shrimp. So Mantis Shrimp.

  • 3. If you were an animal, what would you be?

  • Paul Anton

    Program Manager, Tech Design


    1. Black coffee
    2. Talk to animals
    3. Kangaroo, I like to have pockets

  • Phil "Tank" Evans

    Shop Technician


    1. Any Monster Energy Drink
    2. To be Invisible
    3. Mountain Lion

  • Rachel Finn

    Senior Account Manager


    1. My Secret Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Lemon Drop Martini
    2. Flying
    3. A dolphin at a fantastic Aquarium

  • Rachel Wenger

    Digital Marketing Strategist


    1. Caramel Latte
    2. Replication
    3. Cat

  • Rob Barber

    Chief Creative Officer


    1. Life
    2. Time Travel
    3. Bingo of the Banana Splits

  • Rob McRae

    Project Manager


    1. Lloyd's Light
    2. Perfect memory recall
    3. Thundercat

  • Ryan Weidner

    Road Carpenter


    1. Water
    2. Flying, to get around quicker
    3. Wolf

  • Rylee Garvine

    Road Technician


    1. Diet Coke
    2. Teleportation
    3. Cat

  • Sally King

    Program Manager, ModS Account Management

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  • Sam Bratt

    Account Manager, Modular Systems


    1. Gin & tonic with a wedge of lime
    2. Teleportation
    3. A cat at a super cozy cat cafe

  • Sammi Shoff

    Warehouse Associate, HOMES


    1. Carrot and orange juice with a splash of apple juice
    2. Controlling plants and being able to shape-shift
    3. Hummingbird

  • Sarah Moore

    Modular Systems Warehouse Lead


    1. Coffee
    2. Flying, then I wouldn't have to worry about traffic!
    3. Dolphin, playful spirit and love to swim.

  • Sarah Shirk

    Soft Goods Lead


    1. Coffee
    2. I can fly!
    3. Wolf

  • Scott Alfer

    Assembler, Homes


    1. Turners Iced Tea from Pittsburgh
    2. Flight so I never gotta pay for gas
    3. A dog so I could still play ball

  • Scott Delap

    CNC Programmer


    1. Laphroaig
    25
    2. Kamehameha or autonomous ultra instinct
    3. Silverback

  • Shanna Sweitzer

    Warehouse Lead


    1. Raspberry Iced Tea
    2. Shoot Webs out of my Wrists!
    3. Cheetah

  • Shannon Reed

    Creative Marketing Specialist


    1. Silver Tequila
    2. Lie Detection
    3. Larry David

  • Shaun Hostetter

    Assembly Technician, Homes


    1. Flavored water or coffee
    2. To fly
    3. Dog

  • Steph Waaser

    Program Manager, Homes


    1. Black Coffee (AM), Scotch (PM)
    2. Teleportation
    3. Beaver

  • Stephanie O'Rear

    Assistant Project Manager


    1. Dr. Pepper
    2. To grow at will
    3. Fox

  • Stephen Kaelin

    Program Manager


    1. Miller High Life and a shot of Bushmills
    2. The ability to speak, read and write any language in the Universe
    3. A panther

  • 1. What's your drink of choice?

  • Suk Tamang

    Plumbing Technician

  • TJ Fronina

    Director of Operations, Homes


    1. Beer
    2. Telekinesis
    3. Eagle

  • Todd Fronina

    Truck Driver

  • Tom McPhillips

    Chairman


    1. Flying Dog Raging Bitch Belgian style IPA on cask
    2. To cure every known disease
    3. A Blue Whale

  • Trevor Collins

    Project Manager


    1. A South Side
    2. Psychokinesis
    3. A dog

  • Trina Rehnberg

    Staff Accountant


    1. Ice water with lemon
    2. Super strength
    3. A honey badger because the honey badger don't care

  • Tyler Duffy

    Account Manager


    1. Bourbon
    2. Time Travel
    3. Bald Eagle

  • Tyler Rankin

    Designer


    1. Iced Coffee
    2. Reality Warping
    3. Giraffe

  • Zadiel Rodriguez-Diaz

    Assembler, Homes


    1. Coffee iced or hot depending on the weather 
    2. Knowing the conscious & subconscious thoughts of others
    3. Hayabusa

  • Zak Keller

    Senior Project Manager


    1. Things containing Cascade and/or Chinook Hops
    2. Time control
    3. A Muppet