A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Todd Gillrup brought his academic training in industrial design technology directly to the Sally production department. While at the Institute he focused on special effects technologies. Gillrup began his career as a staff artist at Sally in 1992. He worked his way through the supervisory and management levels of production operations since that time. Along the way, Gillrup’s research and experimentation contributed to a new level of knowledge in artistic figure finishing and enhanced the company’s reputation for high quality realism. Today, he manages the company’s production and fabrication operations.

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What does your job entail?

My job is to oversee the production of our robot factory.

With Sally Since:

Since 1992

What is your favorite project?

Challenge of Tutankhamon

What is your favorite park?

What is your favorite Dark Ride?

What is your favorite 80's, 90's song or song in general?

If you could be any animal in the world what would it be?

T-Rex because he is the king of the dinosaurs!

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I hope I never grow up

What do you work toward in your free time?

Which storybook character do you relate to the most?

What is your favorite sport?

What was your favorite TV show growing up?

The Muppet Show

What is your special talent?

What's next on your bucket list?