Prolyte StageDex are light, super strong and easily manageable, and the fact that DWR can supply me with whatever I need to add or bolt on is a bonusKyle Nel AVS, South Africa
Interview with Matthias Moeller13/02/2017
Would you like to get to know a true Prolyte specialist and one of the Prolyte Campus lecturers? Entertainment technology magazine Mondo did an interview with Prolyte's Senior Technical Advisor Matthias Moeller. Read the interview below.
How did you first get into the industry?
I started as an assistant worker in installation of sound and light equipment at Thomas Fischers Multivision in 1988, studied communications engineering and joined Fischer Art of Light & Sound GmbH in 1994. I became product manager for truss, stage and rigging equipment including Prolyte gear in 1996. The company morphed to Fischer Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG in 2005 and I became sales manager for the same group of Products.
When and why did you join Prolyte?
I joined the Prolyte Group in the beginning of 2011. In 2010 Prolyte convinced me that working for a Prolyte distributor for 15 years was long enough. They offered a job that matched my future plans quite well, providing enough room for voluntary contribution to the trade organisations I had already established and to being involved with national and continental standardization work.
What makes Prolyte different to other companies?
There are many differences to other companies. If I have to name some, I would chose for R&D, internal engineering (department), innovation, familiality and respect.
What installations have Prolyte been involved with recently?
By now, most installations are realized through our partners and clients all over this planet, supported by us. We did some bespoke indoor stage structures, TV-studio support structures and Prolyft chain hoist installations besides the vast number of Roof-System projects in close cooperation with our partners and clients. Naming a few could upset many others. Check our website and facebook to get an idea of some possibilities.
Tell our readers more about Prolyte Campus?
Prolyte Campus is our initiative to provide knowledge, competence and safety awareness in our industry, especially when handling our products. Our partners all over this planet are encouraged to host a Prolyte Campus for their clients at least once a year and they really appreciate it. This gives us the opportunity to be very close to the users of our products.
What are the future plans for Prolyte?
Retaining market leadership, improvement, growth, being down-to-earth and at eye-level with our partners and clients.
Tell our readers something they wouldn’t know about Prolyte?
There are secrets that must not be known, but it might be of interest that Prolyte is involved in European, Dutch and German standardisation on truss, stagedecks, electric chain hoist systems and event structures…
What three things would you take with you on a desert island?
It would depend on the geographical position and topography of that desert island. If there would be a chance to survive, it would be fishing-rod, knife and fueled Zippo. Without a chance to survive it would be a bottle of Oban single-malt, a guitar and cheap sunglasses.
What is your most prized possession?
Where is your favourite place in the world?
Any sandy beach with breaking waves and chance to go surfcasting.