PMY-WJHW to provide venues turnkey solutions


PMY acquires WJHW Image: PMY & WJHW

The leading independent technology advisory, investment and delivery company PMY Group (PMY) from Australia announced on April 19th its acquisition of Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Inc. (WJHW), a consulting and design services firm based in Dallas, Texas, US.

A news release sent out by the PMY Group stated that after 10 years of collaborating across multiple projects and clients around the globe, the convergence of PMY and WJHW is the natural progression in creating a fully integrated technology company required to service the future needs of the major venue, infrastructure and event sector. The aligned values and complementary skill set of both companies provides a “turnkey solution” to suit growing client needs both in the United States and worldwide.

PMY’s Managing Director, Paul Yeomans, stated that he was delighted to announce the merger, bringing a wealth of experience and technical expertise to PMY – “We look forward to embracing WJHW’s market-leading expertise driving significant growth in all key markets. Both WJHW and PMY are aligned on the global opportunity for a fully integrated technology company into the future and we are thrilled to partner with the team to bring our vision to life.”

The PMY Group is an independent technology company that excels in the provision of technology solutions to infrastructure, public venues and major events. Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2009 with a simple vision to provide major venues and sporting teams with independent advice to support their technology needs, PMY Group has assisted more than 200 venues and major events across 14 countries and has offices located in Australia, US, UK, and Asia.

Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Inc. (WJHW) is a 50+ person firm offering industry leading design and consulting services in acoustics and noise control, audio, visual, LED video and scoring displays, broadcast provisions and video production, theater planning, lighting and rigging, and in several other fields. WJHW’s strengths lie in the combined talents of principals and employees, the diverse technical and business skills and experience accrued over the years from thousands of successfully completed projects.

The news release further stated that the WJHW brand remains in place with continued leadership by founding partners Jack Wrightson and Chris Williams, Managing Principals René Garza and Josh Beaudoin and the wider WJHW management team. WJHW will continue providing ingenious designs and client-focused consulting services across a diverse range of project types, including professional sporting arenas and stadia, education facilities, art and entertainment spaces, while being supported by PMY technology and services.

Wrightson, Williams and key members of the WJHW team join PMY as shareholders whilst leading both WJHW and group strategy throughout the US and globally.

Jack Wrightson remarked, “This is a great opportunity for our clients and employees, and we are delighted to be able to share our expertise with a global client base. With PMY, we can now deliver a fully integrated solution and look forward to seeing our proven, leading-edge design and consulting services expand worldwide.”

Added Chris Williams, “This marks an amazing milestone in the WJHW journey, and we are confident that the additional services, expertise and strength of offering that we now have for the US market and our international family are best in class. Our combined strengths will enable us to use design and technology to continue to innovate, transform and create exciting futures for our clients.”

The release added, for over 30 years now, WJHW has worked with the renowned architecture firms and clients in the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), Major League Soccer (MLS), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and K12 markets. The recently completed projects include the 70,000-capacity Sofi Stadium in Inglewood, California (US), the 65,000-capacity Allegiant Stadium in Nevada (US), the 18,064-capacity Chase Center in San Francisco (US), the 40,300-capacity Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas (US), and the University of Notre Dame (private Catholic research university) in Notre Dame, Indiana (US). The WJHW continues work with these celebrated clients, and many more, as their trusted independent design and technology services partner.

Together with WJHW, PMY has operations in 14 countries with 500 key clients and relationships across major venues, education institutions, public entertainment spaces, and major events.

The merger with WJHW continues PMY’s significant growth story over the past six months, witnessing the gain of numerous global clients and integrating UK-based companies C3i Group and Etherlive into its global business fold.

The news release concluded by stating that the bolstered offering of WJHW’s expertise further supports PMY’s vision to transform major venues, infrastructure and events with the help of technology.

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