Robin Magruder is President/General Manager and partner of Crossroads Audio. Magruder brings a remarkable record of success in all facets of major touring, concert and event production - audio, lighting, video, staging, logistics, system design, planning and management. For decades Magruder served the legendary production house, Showco, in many capacities ranging from audio mixing/system engineer to VP Operations to Executive VP/General Manager. His credits include multiple global and North American tours with The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, The Who, George Strait, Genesis, Phil Collins, The BeeGees and many other major tours, plus many of the largest and most challenging major music festivals and corporate and special events worldwide. Drawing on his wealth of experience, Magruder leads Crossroads Audio with a deep-rooted commitment to extraordinary customer service, problem-solving and continuous quality improvement.
Ed Spoto is Director of Operations/Chief Engineer and partner/officer of Crossroads Audio. Spoto has been a top professional audio engineer for over 25 years. Spoto’s major tour mixing, design and system engineering credits include The Rolling Stones, George Strait, Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw, James Taylor, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, The Moody Blues, and many other major tours. Spoto earned an Electrical Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University and graduated Valedictorian from the Full Sail Center for Recording Arts. He has also served as Technical Director for AMS Production Group and Operations Manager at Showco. Since 2001, Spoto has applied his extensive knowledge and experience to drive Crossroads Audio's growth and advancement into the 21st century - while keeping the company at the cutting edge of constantly evolving professional audio technology and bolstering the company's steadfast commitment to excellence and exceptional customer service.
Stewart Bennett is Senior Engineer-at-Large and partner of Crossroads Audio. Bennett has over 30 years experience in the professional audio industry. Bennett’s major touring mixing, system design and system engineer credits include Tom Petty, Seal, A Perfect Circle, Reba McEntire, John Mellencamp, Christina Aguilera, Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, John Fogerty, Live, Soundgarden, ZZ Top, Stone Temple Pilots, Smashing Pumpkins, Blondie, The BeeGees, Cyndi Lauper, and many others. Bennett has also served as Meyer Sound’s Midwest regional sales manager.
Mike Ponczek is Concerts and Event Services Manager for Crossroads Audio. Ponczek is a veteran of over 35 years in the professional music and live sound industries. Ponczek first enjoyed a successful musical career as multi-keyboardist with Capitol recording artists, Ethos. After studying Electrical Engineering at Indiana/Purdue University and the University of Texas at Arlington, his live sound career blossomed – mixing, designing and system engineering for many major worldwide tours for such artists as Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, The Who, Roger Daltrey, The Kinks, The Clash, Mike and the Mechanics, John Fogerty, The O'Jays, Toto and many others. Ponczek is also a winner and four-time nominee of the prestigious MIX Magazine TEC Award for Live Sound Engineer of the Year. Ponczek brings old school musical heart and soul and new school technological know how to Crossroads Audio' Concerts and Event Services Department.
Chris Rodriguez is the Manager of the Rentals and Sales Departments for Crossroads Audio. Rodriguez has over 20 years experience in the field of pro audio, production and DJ and musical performance. Rodriguez is adept at applying his extensive experience as a performing DJ and musician to better serve Crossroads Audio's clientele.