Protec Bolsters Middle East Team!
With a carefully considered approach to recruitment, Protec has attracted some highly skilled event professionals to strengthen its growing team in line with its restructuring. We believe our expertise is equally as valuable as the trusted technology brands we choose, and the right people are intrinsic to our quality approach.
Evgenii Shparenkov has joined the team as Head of Audio. With over ten years of experience working in professional audio, he is incredibly versatile, having delivered a broad range of events from concerts and festivals to high-profile corporate events. With strong attention to detail and an acute aptitude for problem solving and thinking creatively, he is a great asset to Protec, its audio team, and its clients. He brings a deep understanding of L-Acoustics systems, DiGiCo consoles, Dante networking and much more allowing him to integrate seamlessly with Protec’s stock and ensure internal training and development continues and future investment is in tune with market needs. With a background in lecturing, his commitment to learning and sharing knowledge ensures we have a team that is constantly growing its knowledge and working collaboratively with the benefit of ongoing professional development.
“Protec has some big plans for the future, and it’s great to be a part of this change. I have lots of ideas on how we can develop our audio department and team. I’m particularly interested in creating immersive experiences and look forward to working on some challenging creative projects.” Evgenii Shparenkov, HOD Audio
Protec also welcomes Gintas Valuntonis, a well-rounded technical project manager with a specialist background in lighting design. His LD background coupled with a strong knowledge of audio, video and rigging aid in planning, designing, and the smooth management of all technical projects. Having worked in the industry for over 20 years across Europe and the Middle East, he brings a vast amount of varied event experience to Protec’s clients from his background in touring, broadcast, live concerts, and corporate events.
“Joining Protec is a terrific opportunity to contribute to a forward-thinking company with a young leadership team. I feel I bring the right experience and knowledge to help move the company in the direction it wants to go. We are in a great position to deliver any type of event, from major concerts to global congresses. With one of the best-equipped warehouses in the region, particularly in lighting, and a formidable team we are ready to help our clients deliver world-class events.” Gintas Valuntonis, Technical Project Manager
Finally, heading up the video department is Yevgeniy Karyagin. Having been in the UAE for 10 years, he has excellent local knowledge and experience allowing him to navigate and avoid the usual pitfalls with ease. With an excellent command of media servers, LED screens and projection Yevgeniy is ideal at developing creative solutions for Protec’s clients. His experience and enthusiasm for training ensure the Protec video team continues to stay at the forefront of industry developments and innovations.
“Having followed Protec’s work for many years, I have seen them deliver some inspiring jobs. I am excited to lead the video team in this new chapter for Protec. Every event is unique and challenging, and we are here to make it unforgettable.” Yevgeniy Karyagin, HOD Video