Who We Are

A San Diego event production company

It all started in a garage...

In 1983, founder Francis Collette started his AV career in Phoenix, Arizona.  After becoming a sought-after projectionist and armed with an entrepreneurial spirit, Francis and his new wife, Kathy, moved to California and founded Multimedia Presentation Group in 1989.  Together, out of their garage and armed with a Barco Data 600, they nurtured and strategically grew their business into a strong San Diego event production company that works all over the United States.

The model back then was simple; provide a service that is based on integrity and quality with a talented team of experienced technicians and honest business values to lead the way.  Over 30 years later, Francis and Kathy continue to deliver those core principals.  MPG offers outstanding event production services, an expansive warehouse filled with a large inventory of the latest, well cared for, AV gear, and an inspiring team of highly ethical and experienced technicians.

MPG Productions offers a top-tier level of event management, event production, and client relations.  Our event production services go beyond the standard AV setup.  Give us the chance to wow you with our creativity and technical knowledge. We may be a San Diego event production company, be we love to travel with our clients.  Bring us along for all your events to experience the same consistent quality wherever your business may take you. 

Meet the Team

Francis Collette - San Diego Event Production Company founder

Francis Collette

Founder

What was your first job?

Mowing lawns when I was 12.

List your top 3 favorite podcasts/books?

Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, Ted Talks.

What trend do you see based on your own experience in our industry?

Higher quality experiences due to constantly improving technologies.
Kathy Collette - San Diego Event Production Company founder

Kathy Collette

Founder

Favorite Quote from a TV show or movie?

“Never give up, never surrender.”  – Galaxy Quest

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Night Owl

What is your favorite type of event or industry to work with?

General sessions with creative visual content.

David Eppolito

CEO

Finish the following statement: I am known in my family for…

…always finding something around the house to fix.

What trips your trigger?

When my Alexa starts answering a question that I didn’t ask.

What is your role at MPG Productions?

I think it’s my job to anticipate and remove obstacles for both clients and our team. The goal is that by the time we arrive onsite to do an event we have anticipated all the potential bumps.

Cindy Kenna

Executive Vice President of Development

Where do you hail from?

Farmington Hills, MI & Beaver Falls, PA.

What trips your trigger?

Unbalanced décor and exposed drape poles.

What trend do you see based on your own experience in our industry?

That meetings are no longer being thought of as one singular event but as platforms for year-round engagement that is immersive and multi-sensory.

Linda Greska

Accounting Manager

Favorite Quote from a TV show or movie?

“Bada Bing!”

Finish the following statement: I’m known in my family for…

…being stubborn and competitive.

What is something that surprises you about your chosen career?

While many see accounting as a boring occupation, I’m always fascinated to see how the numbers work out and to dig into them when they don’t.

David Baker

Project Manager

What was your first job?

Local pizza place called Homerun Pizza (still go there today)

List your top 3 favorite podcasts/books?

Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, A Song of Ice and Fire

What is something that surprises you about your chosen career?

How big this industry is. Built on the backs of people who aren’t meant to be seen. I don’t think the average person has a clue about how many people it takes to put on an event.

Want to join the team?

At MPG Production, the AV world’s most talented are putting customers first while delivering exceptional experiences to a wide variety of productions.  Many of the jobs we offer are at our San Diego event production company warehouse.