Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of Comweb Corp. and leading equipment provider, William F. White International Inc. (Whites) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Drabot to the position of VP/General Manager, Whites Winnipeg/National Vice President, Client Services, effective immediately. Reporting to Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Paul Roscorla and working closely with Comweb/Whites’ Chairman/CEO, Michael will be based in Manitoba at the Whites Winnipeg location.
“Michael is an accomplished industry veteran who has been a key player behind the success of Manitoba’s film and television industry for over three decades,” states Bronfman. “We are honoured that he has chosen to serve on our senior management team and we believe that his proven leadership, strong operational background and strategic acumen will be extremely valuable to our company’s future success.”
“I am excited to be joining Comweb/Whites, an industry icon with a tremendous reputation for talent and innovation,” said Drabot. “I look forward to working with Paul and the senior management team in this new role.”
Following an illustrious career as one of Manitoba’s lighting designers/gaffers for over 20 years, Michael joined PS Production Services Ltd. in 1990 as General Manager, PS Prairies, a position he held for a period of 18 years. In 2008, Drabot moved to Toronto where he was called upon to lead PS Toronto as its new VP/General Manager. In that capacity, he refined the strategic direction of the operation, further establishing himself as a national industry leader.
Drabot assumes the role previously held by Steve Morrisson, Whites Winnipeg GM, who has remained at the helm for over 16 years and recently moved to Toronto to spearhead Whites Live Events.
Drabot studied film theory at the University of Manitoba and Psychology at The University of Winnipeg. He also attended the Executive Program at Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, Ontario.