Chris Torri, Director of Installations
Chris Torri joined team Tour Supply with a vast skillset in both the pro touring and professional installation industries. Chris has toured as a Production Manager and Sound Engineer with many national acts including Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, and OAR, to name a few. Before his touring days, Chris managed a major installation business in the Cleveland, OH area, where he grew up. Nothing is impossible to Chris. When faced with a challenge, he is relentless in finding the ideal solution. Having a unique background which includes both pro audio and installed sound gives Chris the insight to find solutions others may not envision. Having an A/V guy do your pro audio installation is not always the best idea. Likewise, you wouldn’t necessarily expect a pro audio guy to be well versed in true commercial a/v. Chris is the unique breed who can do both….very well. Chris is based in Nashville, TN.
Larry Martin, President
As founder and President of Tour Supply, Larry brings over 30 years of personal experience to the table in Music Retail, Pro Audio & Installations. Larry managed the purchasing division of a major A/V integrator in Minneapolis, AVC Systems. Flight Time Studios, Minneapolis Metrodome, the Guthrie Theatre, and 3M Corporate boardrooms were a few of the major installations Larry was involved with. As founder of Tour Supply, Larry’s “service first” philosophy has always been Tour Supply’s principal motive. Larry’s background gives keen insight into sales, marketing and purchasing, as well as potential pitfalls to avoid. Larry’s passion for music, especially live performances, is still a driving factor in his daily interaction with both the Tour Supply staff and our clientele. Larry hails from Minneapolis, MN but currently resides in the Los Angeles area.
Lance Wascom, CEO
Co-founder and CEO of Tour Supply, Lance Wascom rounds out our team. Lance has been involved in live music since a very young age. Lance was a touring musician and also spent many years at the historic First Avenue nightclub in Minneapolis. After a time managing the percussion department at Torp’s Music in St Paul, MN (where he and Larry met), he joined Larry in forming Tour Supply Inc. Lance is highly focused on the moving parts of the company and enjoys the day to day challenge associated with running a business. A native of New Orleans, Lance currently resides in Franklin, TN but works out of the Nashville office.
As most installations are based in or out of Nashville, we have the unique ability to tap a very rich talent pool. Many touring sound engineers and technicians, either home for a spell or between tours, will join our crew for installation jobs that become available. This includes A-list touring personnel who are very knowledgeable and hard working individuals. Our crew will work well with other subs (if applicable) and tend to work on solutions, not dwell on problems.