ARRI Rental, a leading provider of camera, grip and lighting equipment to the feature film, television, advertising, broadcast and events markets, has appointed Ed Stamm to oversee the new ARRI Rental office in Atlanta. Besides promoting the ALEXA 65 system exclusively available at ARRI Rental, Stamm will ensure that the company’s extensive inventory of digital, film, anamorphic and spherical camera equipment is available to this production community. Craig Chartier will fill Stamm’s previous position, taking over ARRI Rental Miami as general manager. Chartier will focus on strengthening ARRI Rental’s strategy and operations, as well as growing the business in Florida and the South American market.
Stamm’s extensive experience spans 35 years in the professional production equipment rental business. After his graduation in film production at the Columbia College Chicago, Stamm served as rental manager for Victor Duncan (VDI), a film camera and lighting rental house in Dallas. In 1986 Stamm pushed ahead with the expansion of VDI and opened a new facility in Atlanta as general manager. Following Panavision’s acquisition of VDI in 1997, he later transferred to the Orlando office, and in 2002 was hired by ARRI CSC to open a rental subsidiary in Florida. He was promoted to VP in 2012.
Chartier brings over 22 years of experience in the motion picture and broadcast television production industry to the table. Chartier joined GEAR, a subsidiary of 501 Group in Austin, Texas, as operations manager in 1992 after graduating from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio, Television and Film. In 1995 he became VP of production services and remained at GEAR until 2011. Chartier has been an adjunct professor teaching Cinematic Lighting Techniques and Theory at Texas State University in San Marcos. Before joining ARRI Rental he was a contributing author for DVInfo.net and a consultant for Precision Camera & Video.