David Millard

Lead Mechanical Designer

David Millard joined EPS in 2022. His background in technical direction and project management in the theatrical space for rigging companies creates a robust foundation for his role as Lead Mechanical Designer. David has extensive experience designing, developing, and implementing one-of-a-kind, complex automation systems for full scale production projects. He has worked on notable projects including the NCAA Final Four 2019 Blackout Curtains at US Bank Stadium and Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center. David holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Technology from The Theatre School at DePaul University. He is certified in Fall Protection as an Authorized Provider and holds an OSHA 30 Hour Construction certificate.


BFA in Theater Technology, The Theater School at DePaul University

First introduction to the industry:

I had an interest in sound as a young child, from there that lead me to Theater, at which time I was hooked. And one thing led to another and here I am still doing what I love every day.

What I listen to at work:

Varies on the day… One day it could be Twenty One Pilots or Taylor Swift, and the next it could be classic rock.

Dream Vacation:

Tacky, but I want to go to the Maldives and chill out for a week in one of those over water cabanas.

When I'm not at work...

I’m traveling, spending time with my dog (Lando), hiking and biking, and watching my favorite baseball team. Go Cubs.