Maris Ensing, founder of Mad Systems, began his career developing a host of new show control systems for an international clientele. The products ranged from control devices for slide projectors, lighting, special effects and animatronics, to video walls. After living and working in various countries including England, Brazil, Japan, Russia, and America, Ensing decided to make the USA his new home, and open a business of his own.
Ensing and Tricia Rodriguez met in 1999 while she was a sales representative for an audio manufacturer. They became business partners and started the corporation known as Creative Mad Systems, Inc, doing business as Mad Systems.
Twenty years later, the company is one of the leading providers of custom AV solutions and interactive experiences for museums, brands, visitor centers and theme parks. Mad Systems’ clientele includes Fortune 500 companies, such as Microsoft, Disney, FedEx, Hewlett-Packard, and Yahoo. The majority woman-owned company is headquartered in Orange County, California, but recently expanded to Beijing, China, and opened a satellite office in Orlando, Florida.