BDI Team

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Tim Saunders

President / Owner

30+ years experience in set design, facilities planning and architectural design. Tim and the BDI design team have designed almost 2000 custom sets and over 100 working newsrooms for American networks and over 120 projects in International markets throughout the world. Winner of numerous Emmys and Regional awards, Tim has the talent and experience to deveop a custom HD set or newsroom environment that will exceed your expectations. He is a member of NATAS, BDA/PROMAX and RTNDA.

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Caroline Aldridge

VP / COO / Project Coordinator

25 years experience as the project manager for BDI. She works directly with clients in matters concerning logistics coordination, vendor item procurement and project scheduling of production and installation. Caroline will ensure your project is delivered on time and on budget, with the HD quality and craftsmanship synonymous with a BDI project…no surprises! She is a member of BDA/PROMAX and RTDNA.

 

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George Edelmann

Senior Design Representative

30 years experience in the fabrication, design and sales for the broadcast news industry. George has an extensive background in commercial construction as well as scenic fabrication. He has worked with numerous clients around the globe and brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to the team. He is a member of RTDNA.

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Ed Luther

Drafting And Construction Manager

25+ years experience with BDI. Ed oversees production and all construction drawings, and liaisons with our custom scenic and set fabrication shops. He and his staff will ensure your HD environment is constructed with the quality and detailed craftsmanship BDI and our clients consistently expect.

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Kris Cerola

Creative Director

 

20+ years experience in exhibit design, with clients ranging from auto shows, museums, corporate interiors and retail design. Over 20 years as a finish carpenter in construction and furniture building. Experienced in 3D modeling and design. His focus includes capturing the essence of a market and the strengths of the client, and integrating those into the studio set environment.

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BDI Design Team

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Nick Hutak

Senior Lighting Director

Emmy Award-Winning Lighting Designer and Director of Photography with 30+ years experience working in television, commercials and feature films. Nick is a tremendous resource for innovative and economically viable HD lighting solutions, including programmable LED RGB Lighting. His unique lighting designs and direction will make your HD studio set or newsroom come to life!

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John Gates

Senior Lighting Director

John Gates is a 2 time Emmy Award-Winning Lighting Designer & Consultant with over thirty years of experience in helping clients around the world create attractive lighting for their television, film and special event projects. John extensively tests new lighting and camera technology to ensure that his lighting designs are effective, creative and efficient.

 

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Bill Holshevnikoff

Senior Lighting Director

An Emmy-winning Lighting Designer, Director of Photography and educator, Holshevnikoff has been lighting and shooting broadcast, corporate and documentary programming for over 30 years. He has created stunning lighting and imagery for clients such as Ritz-Carlton, Marriott Resorts, ESPN, CNN, National Geographic, Four Seasons, Mercedes-Benz, Infinity and for numerous television networks throughout the world.