Wenger spotlights performing arts in realignment

Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Wenger spotlights performing arts in realignmentJohn Hastie, named business development director – Europe and Middle East
USA / UK - To "better serve the needs of the performing arts market", Wenger Corporation has announced organizational changes to support the growth strategy of this global segment.

Wenger Corporation's performing arts market segment will be led by Mike Murphy as general manager. He will also retain his current role as president of J.R. Clancy, a leading manufacturer of stage rigging equipment. Reporting to Murphy will be Mark Ingalls in the new position of performing arts segment manager. This newly created role will improve the customer experience with additional support, coordination and collaboration of multiproduct opportunities. Ingalls will continue to drive business as the product manager for Diva Acoustical Shells.

New to Wenger Corporation is John Hastie, named business development director - Europe and Middle East. Hastie has extensive global performing arts experience, including co-founding and managing Stage Technologies, established in 1994. Hastie will focus on developing relationships with customers, specifiers and key influencers while serving as a respected resource for customers. Hastie will report to Mike Murphy and Tom Carman, vice president of international sales.

Other personnel involved in this realignment include Dave Kaiser, manager of applications engineering, who will also manage Wenger's Quick Response Process work cell.

Dustin Collins has been promoted to the new role of lighting and controls integration manager, supporting Wenger and J.R. Clancy sales teams with competitive options for lighting, dimming and controls solutions.

"Together the Wenger and J.R. Clancy brands have a 200-year history of superior innovation, quality and service," says Chris Simpson, president and CEO of Wenger Corporation. "Inspired by this proud legacy, we're strengthening our commitment to the worldwide Performing Arts community with highly skilled personnel, unmatched capabilities and exciting new products."

(Jim Evans)

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