Our Management Team
Jim is a half century veteran of the operable wall industry. A native of New York City and a former M.P. in the U.S. Army, he attended New York University where he earned his degree in Industrial Distribution. His humble beginnings in the operable wall industry started in 1963 as a young Sales Engineer with Richards-Wilcox covering the Northeast Region. In 1965 he was promoted and moved to California to the Air Wall division of Richards-Wilcox. In 1978 he left Richards-Wilcox and co-founded Advanced Wall Systems. Jim sold his interest in Advanced Wall Systems to his then business partner in 1985. He moved to San Diego County and started OMNI Concepts, specializing in designing, installation, service and refurbishing of operable walls. In 2003 he partnered with Nevin Kleege and Greg Hareld and formed Airwall Hangers Corporation to begin development of the TITAN Airwall Hangers™.
Nevin Kleege created Kleege Industries in 1989. Since then, he has diversified and expanded the role of the company to include a mobile staging division, a rigging company, a special event labor division, and a meeting and events management division. With nearly three decades of experience and thousands of meetings and events under his belt, Nevin is considered one of the most experienced resources for event design, management, and production services locally, regionally and on an international level. In 2003 he partnered with Jim Priola and Greg Hareld and formed Airwall Hangers Corporation to begin development of the TITAN Airwall Hangers™.
Greg is a Political Science & Economics graduate of the University of San Diego, and co-founder of Kleege Industries. Greg serves as General Manager and Director of Operations of the four divisions that make up the company. Greg’s industry experience has made him one of the most respected professionals in the staging community. Greg is a committee member of Entertainment Services & Technology Association (ESTA), and a former member of the International Special Events Society (ISES). In 2003 he partnered with Nevin Kleege and Jim Priola and formed Airwall Hangers Corporation to begin development of the TITAN Airwall Hangers™.