Designer relationship role for Lorenz at Ayrton
Tuesday, 7 December 2021
marc0447-sml-astrid-obert-1Marc Lorenz, has joined Ayrton’s growing international team
Europe - Lighting designer, director and programmer Marc Lorenz has joined Ayrton’s international team as designer relationship manager with a focus on Europe.
Lorenz brings to his new role over 30 years of experience as a freelance operator, programmer, lighting director and designer on many well-known festivals, arena shows, tours, television and corporate events, as well as being a respected trainer for lighting consoles and media servers.
His past festival credits include Paleo Festival Nyon, Out in the green Frauenfeld and the Open Air St. Gallen while his touring career has encompassed groundbreaking tours for artists - many with leading lighting designer Gunther Hecker - like Die Fantastischen Vier, David Garrett and Herbert Grönemeyer, amongst many others. Lorenz is also co-author with Roland Greil of Showlicht, vom Scribble zum fertigen Design.
“I am very excited to be joining Ayrton,” says Lorenz. “I know some of the team already, and I know and like how Chris (Ferrante, Ayrton’s CEO) is driving the brand forward.
“As a designer and programmer, I have worked with Ayrton products before, firstly with the Creative Solutions products like MagicPanel and CosmoPix, and latterly with Khamsin and other of their Classic fixtures. So I already know about the quality of the products, and this is what I want to bring to people’s attention. In my new role, my experience and knowledge will be a touchpoint for the designers and operators. We talk the same language because I have been in their shoes for a long time, so I know about the tasks and issues they face in their daily work. In turn, I can gather their input to help bring Ayrton to the next level and beyond.”
“Having Marc join us makes us very happy,” says Ferrante. “We have long known of his creative talents which are supplemented by his broad technical knowledge, and his ability to bring even the most ambitious creative ideas to life. We are excited to have Marc bring those talents to Ayrton and know he will become a very welcome addition to our team.”

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