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


    1. Iced Tea
    2. Flying
    3. Shark

  • 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

    Power Lead


    1. IPAs
    2. Teleporting
    3. Cat

  • Alec Parson

    Project Manager


    1. Cold Smoke Scotch Ale by KettleHouse Brewing
    2. Telekinesis
    3. Paul Brunner

  • Alex Christner

    Light Assembler


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

  • Alex Thomas

    Power Technician


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

  • Alix Reynolds

    Account Manager


    1. Sazerac
    2. Teleportation
    3. Raccoon

  • Allie McCormac

    Print Technician


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

  • Ana Vallejo

    Road Technician


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

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  • 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

  • Andrea Durbin

    Assistant Project Manager


    1. Chocolate Milkshake
    2. Superhuman Speed
    3. A Dolphin

  • Andy Good

    Scenic Road Tech


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

  • Autumn Scholtes

    Warehouse Associate


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

  • Batul Rizvi

    Account Manager, Custom Fabrication


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

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

  • 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

  • Brandon Hutchinson

    Senior Metal Fabricator


    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

  • Breann Davis

    Assistant Project Manager


    1. Rum and Coke or Mojito
    2. Magic Wielding (like the Red Witch from X-Men
    3. A lion.. with a squirrel's attention span

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

  • Brendan Leahy

    Program Manager


    1. Frangelico
    2. To pull infinite all-nighters
    3. Sabertooth Tiger

  • Brendan O'Donnell

    Senior Account Manager


    1. Shirley Temple
    2. Teleporting
    3. Pegasus

  • Brian Lyter

    Assembly Technician


    1. Citrus IPAs
    2. Time Manipulation
    3. A Wolf

  • 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

  • Brian Viera

    3D Printer Operator


    1. Natty Light
    2. Telekinesis
    3. Shark!

  • Britt Gehris

    GM, Operations


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

  • Brooke Sturdivant

    Designer


    1. A Rosemary Grapefruit Gin & Tonic
    2. Grow Plants Crazy Fast
    3. Thee Neighborhood Cat

  • Bruce Caton

    Assembly Technician, HOMES


    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

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  • Chad Thomas

    Business Manager


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

  • Charlie Cook

    Production Designer


    1. IPA Beer
    2. Flying
    3. Lion

  • Chloe Rich

    Vice President of Brand Strategy


    1. Black Tea
    2. Teleporting
    3. Koala

  • 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

  • Connor Privett

    Assistant Project Manager


    1. Hamm's
    2. Have all the powers of a Jedi, lightsaber included.
    3. A Tiger

  • Conway Allison

    Director of Product Innovation


    1. Beer
    2. Healing
    3. Griffin

  • Dan Fick

    Sr. Director, Homes


    1. A good stout
    2. Time travel
    3. Wolf

  • Dan LaFauci

    Director of HR


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

  • Dan Wells

    Scenic Technician

  • 1. What's your drink of choice?

  • Daniel McPhillips

    President


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

  • Dave Remaley

    Chief Financial Officer


    1. Stella Artois
    2. Flying
    3. Dog

  • Deb Barber

    GM, Account Management


    1. Tequila, Reposado or Red Wine, Big and Bold
    2. Underwater Control
    3. Black Panther

  • Doug Frawley

    Account Manager


    1. Coffee- Hot, Iced, or Intravenous
    2. Any superpower!  
    3. A bear - quiet, not harmful, but protective of its clan if threatened

  • Dylan Wise

    Assembly Technician

  • Ed Byrne

    CNC Lead


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

  • 1. What's your drink of choice?

  • Ellen George

    Scenic Artist


    1. Coffee
    2. Flight
    3. Cat

  • Emma Gurton

    Graphics Technician


    1. H²O
    2. Ability to Communicate with Any Living Being
    3. Dog

  • Erin Edwards

    GM, Technical Design


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

  • Evan Rapp

    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

  • Gary Glass

    Account Manager


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

  • Greg Daily

    Accounts Payable Specialist


    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.

  • Hailey Shank

    Road Technician

  • James Kelly

    Director of Marketing


    1. Meadow Tea or Hazy IPA
    2. Wizardry
    3. Cheetah

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  • James Rogers

    Program Manager


    1. Hefeweizen
    2. Elemental Transmutation
    3. Gray Wolf

  • 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

  • Jared Forsythe

    Road Lead


    1. Guinness
    2. Crazy strength (like The Hulk)
    3. Ox

  • 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

  • Jeff Lotz

    Production Manager


    1. Lagavulin, neat
    2. Zach Morris-style Time Freeze
    3. Chimp

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

  • 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

  • Joel Kibler

    Assembly Lead

  • John Hilton

    CNC Operator


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

  • John Rooney

    Warehouse Lead


    1. Captain and Coke, A real drink for A Real Man.
    2. Phase shift manipulation
    3. A one eyed Black Cat.

  • Jonah Hargett

    Carpenter

  • Julianna Sierra

    Shop Technician


    1. Rum & Coke
    2. Shapeshifter
    3. Elephant

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

  • Julien Sat-Vollhardt

    Assistant Project Manager


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

  • 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

  • Kaitlyn Guy

    Warehouse Associate


    1. Rum & Coke
    2. Healing and touch telepathy
    3. Tiger

  • Kate Crown

    Assistant Project Manager


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

  • Kayla Arrell

    Drafter/Detailer


    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

  • Kent Sensenig

    Lead Assembler, Homes

  • Kevin Tucker

    Payroll and HRIS Manager


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

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  • 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 of 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

  • Lisa Molloy

    Senior Seamstress


    1. Seattle's Best Iced Coffee
    2. Healing
    3. Discoppopotamus

  • Lori Balthaser

    Buyer


    1. Moscato
    2. Teleportation
    3. A cuddly puppy

  • Mac Cherry

    Assembly Technician


    1. Coconut Rum & Coke
    2.Telekinesis
    3. Shark

  • 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

  • Marcus Leigey

    Assembly Technician


    1. Troegs nugget nectar
    2. The ability to control the weather
    3. Elephant

  • 1. What's your drink of choice?

  • Mary Atchley

    Assembly Technician


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

  • Matt Debiec

    Operations Coordinator


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

  • Matt Ginovsky

    Project Manager


    1. Ice water with a squeeze of fresh lime
    2. Superhuman strength and reflexes
    3. Ibex

  • Matt Hill

    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

  • 1. What's your drink of choice?

  • Matthew Anastasio

    Project Manager


    1. Beer
    2. Flying
    3. Bearmanpig

  • 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

  • Michaelyn Haley

    Accounts Receivable Specialist


    1. Seltzer
    2. Heal All Pain
    3. Thunderbird

  • Micki Dawson

    Assistant Account Manager, ModS


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

  • 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

  • Want to Join Team Atomic?

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  • Nick Leigey

    Assembly Technician

  • Nicole Clark

    Assistant Account Manager, ModS


    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 sure disease/illness
    3. I think the closest I could get to becoming One-Punch Man is a Mantis Shrimp. So Mantis Shrimp.

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

  • 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

  • Rae Powell

    Account Manager


    1. A whiskey based cocktail
    2. Learning through osmosis
    3. The Beaver

  • Rob Barber

    Vice President, Modular Systems and R&D


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

  • Ryan Weidner

    Road Carpenter


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

  • Sandy Booth

    Truck Driver


    1. Ice Water
    2. Telepathy
    3. Leopard

  • 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

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

  • Scott Afler

    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

    Programmer / Operator


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

  • Shanna Sweitzer

    Warehouse Associate


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

  • Shannon Reed

    Creative Marketing Specialist


    1. Silver Tequila
    2. Apparition
    3. Chimpanzee

  • 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

  • Taylor Jurell

    Production Designer


    1. Orange juice
    2. The power to steal other superhero's powers and use them as my own
    3. Kangaroo

  • TJ Fronina

    Director of Operations, Homes


    1. Beer
    2. Telekinesis
    3. Eagle

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  • Tom McPhillips

    Chairman, CCO


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

  • Trevor Collins

    Assistant Project Manager


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

  • Trina Rehnberg

    AP/AR Manager


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

  • Zak Keller

    Senior Project Manager


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