USA - Automated lighting manufacturer High End Systems has announced a new global sales team for 2016. With a potent mixture of experienced industry personnel and newer talent, the company is in their best position to date to support the company's wide range of lighting and control products on a global level.

Leading the 2016 High End Systems sales team is general manager Chris Ferrante, joined by HES veterans Jeff Pelzl (APAC/Oceania regional sales manager), Sean Hoey (Eastern US regional sales manager), Bobby Hale (director of fixed installations) and sales administration manager Betsy Childers.

Rounding out the new sales force are Paul Hancock (Central US regional sales manager), Noel Garcia (Latin America regional sales manager), Ruediger Haeming (Western US regional sales

UK -Allen & Heath has recently expanded the product management team based in its UK HQ with the appointment of Scott Mason as pro digital sector specialist, and Ian Thomas as install sector specialist.

Scott has over 30 years of experience in sound engineering, system design, technical training and pro audio sales. Prior to relocating to the UK, Scott held several posts in APAC, including business development and support at Nexo and Yamaha, and dealer and consultant for Martin Audio and XTA Electronics. Scott's previous achievements include the technical direction of the Olympic Game

USA - Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) has announced the retirement of Kenton Forsythe, EVP of strategic engineering. Forsythe, one of the original founders of EAW, has spent his career advancing loudspeaker technology and design. In 2011 he received a Parnelli Award for audio innovation as further testament to his contributions to the professional audio industry.

"I have had the profound honour of working closely with Kenton for over 21 years," states EAW president Jeff Rocha. "It is remarkable that Kenton had already revolutionized the industry and established himsel

UK - Straightpoint has appointed Dave Mullard as business development manager. Mullard, a force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell professional completed his move from a fellow lifting equipment manufacturer this week, joining the Hampshire, UK-based Straightpoint on 18 January. He is keen to further advance a blossoming career in the below-the-hook sector, while spearheading his new company's continued growth in Europe, Africa and Russia.

Mullard comments: "I have enjoyed the challenges presented by the lifting industry in relation to weighing technol

UK - Blinding Light, the corporate and event lighting specialists, continues to expand with the arrival of account director Loz Wilcox, further strengthening the provision of account and project management support to their customers.

Loz joins Blinding Light from PRG, where he served as head of the UK corporate Eevents and exhibition market. With over twenty years' involvement in the lighting industry, Loz brings a wealth of experience to the Blinding Light team.

"I am really looking forward to working with the team at Blinding Light," comments Loz. "We share a comm

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