Systems Business Development Manager
Prior to joining Barbizon Systems Division in 1997, Mr. Gebbie received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. While there, he worked on several Academy Award-winning films, gained valuable and diverse experience working for HBO Downtown Productions, Lighting Dimensions International, and the New York Yankees. He also worked on a freelance basis for the CBS Soap Opera Guiding Light.
John went on to work for Strand Lighting as Technical Specialist on several projects, including the Broadway musical Ragtime, the Philadelphia Academy of Music and Bally\'s Wild, Wild West Casino in Atlantic City. As Lead Project Manager for Barbizon New York, John brought a strong technical background to the New York installation business. Some of his projects included the large new construction project at the American Museum of Natural History\'s Rose Center for Earth and Space, and Broadway\'s newest renovation project for the Roundabout Theatre Company\'s American Airlines Theater. Also, he acted as Field Project Coordinator for the Universal Studios\' City Walk Theme park in Orlando, Florida.
In 2000 John was promoted to the Manager of the Systems Division. With diverse knowledge in film, television, and theatrical production, Mr. Gebbie provides a wide range of experience in the integration of complex lighting systems. Throughout his tenure as the Systems Manager, John had much involvement with various high profile projects such as Fox News Studios, Hugo Boss Retail stores nationwide, David H. Koch Theatre renovation and most recently the King Saud University Theatre upgrade located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
In September 2010, John has expanded his role to include Domestic and International Business Development. Recently Barbizon opened up a Systems office in Bangalore, India. He assists with the development and growth of this new location as well as identifying new business locally and abroad for Barbizon.