Director of Standards & Industry Relations, ETC
Steve Terryis currently the Director of Standards & Industry Relations at ETC. From 2004-1017, he was the Vice President of Research & Development at ETC, where he led the group that is responsible for global development of new products.
Steve also maintains an active involvement in the international lighting industry. He founded the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) National Electrical Code Committee in 1980 and was its original chair. This committee has authored many successful changes to the theatrical and motion picture/TV sections of the US National Electrical Code. He was appointed a member of National Electrical Code Panel 15 in 1994, and has served as the alternate USITT representative to Code Panel 15 ever since. He is a member of many UL Standards Technical Panels including those for UL924—Emergency Lighting and Power Equipment and UL1008—Transfer Equipment.
He chaired the USITT Committee that wrote the internationally-accepted DMX512 standard for digital communications in lighting systems in 1986. He was inducted as a Fellow of the USITT in 2006.
Steve is currently a member of the ESTA Technical Standards Council, and the ESTA Electrical Power Working Group. He is an ETCP Certified Electrician and an ETCP Recognized Trainer, as well as a member of the subject matter expert groups for the ETCP electrical certifications.