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stuart-gibbons-obe-3Le Mark’s Stuart Gibbons awarded an OBE
Wednesday, 6 January 2021

UK - Stuart Gibbons, managing director at Le Mark Group Ltd, was awarded with an OBE for services to International Trade in the Queens New Year’s Honours List 2021.
Since Le Mark’s founding in 1982, Gibbons has always had a passion for exporting and expanding the company into international markets. The company has a reputation within the arts and entertainment industry for product excellence and award-winning British design and innovation. Now, in the additional role of a Department for International Trade Export Champion, Gibbons continues to encourage and advise British regional companies to embark on the path of exporting.
Gibbons’ voluntary career has encompassed the position of vice-chairman of the Global Trade Network; founding chairman of the Huntingdonshire Manufacturing Association and the GCGP Business Advisory Panel; and he is currently chairman of the Cambridge & Peterborough Apprentice Ambassador Network.
“I first heard that my name had been put forward for this honour on the 2nd of December 2020, I was utterly shocked,” says Gibbons. “To be noted and honoured for what I consider to be a personal passion of mine, was something I had never imagined.”
He concludes: “I believe I am still in shock and can only thank those that considered me worthy and worked behind the scenes to prepare a submission to the Main Honours Committee and ultimately Her Majesty the Queen. I have had the privilege to work on some amazing projects with talented people both at Le Mark and around the world. I will continue to support British

baldwinboxallanthonymorganBaldwin Boxall names new technical director
Wednesday, 6 January 2021

UK - Anthony Morgan has been appointed as technical director of Baldwin Boxall, with Dave Boxall still very much involved in the business and with his new title of founding director.
Morgan has been with the company for over six years and leads a strong R&D team, alongside Boxall. “I thoroughly enjoy coming to work every single day,” says Morgan. “It is the people at Baldwin Boxall that make it so great, we truly have a fantastic, friendly and professional team.”
As an active member of many board committees in the industry, Morgan is well-versed in the multitude of aspects of life safety and is well-placed to continue Dave Boxall’s hard work, the company says.
Sales and marketing director, Nick Baldwin, comments: “We are very pleased to welcome Anthony to the board of directors and we know he is the perfect fit for this role”.

pf-headshotPaul Freudenberg joins KV2 Audio US team
Wednesday, 6 January 2021

USA - Loudspeaker manufacturer KV2 Audio has announced the appointment of Paul Freudenberg to the position of business development director, US, effective immediately. Freudenberg’s career spans over 25 years with a number of leading pro audio manufacturers including L-Acoustics, AKG, BSS Audio and Aphex Systems.
Freudenberg will be immediately charged with the task of setting up direct distribution offices in Los Angeles, CA. The aim is to further enhance user and reseller relations as well as complement the existing market development activities being conducted by Plusmusic US, which continues to function on behalf of KV2 Audio as an official Value-added Reseller in the US market and independent sales representative (North-east region).
“Our new distribution facility on the west coast complements the existing activities of the eastern US and Canada regions,” says Freudenberg. “Helping our existing users as well as new and prospective clients gain greater access to the product and offering the support of a local service department are some of our goals. We are positioned for greater responsiveness and improved customer experience for the reseller and live-sound professional.”
Stefano Trevisan, CEO of Plusmusic US comments,: “It’s clear that KV2’s presence in the US market and globally has grown in the past few years making this next phase for the brand an exciting time for us in the United States. As KV2 is increasingly recognised as a leading player in the high-end segment of the market, we’re excited to have Paul on board as a r

apprentice-jack-daviesExpanding CFE Lighting takes on first apprentice
Friday, 18 December 2020

UK - Lancashire-based LED lighting manufacturer CFE Lighting has taken on its first apprentice as it looks to accelerate growth and build on its strongest ever trading performance over the last 12 months.
16 year-old Jack Davies has started an 18-month long LEAN Engineering apprenticeship with the company, with the aim of becoming a qualified engineer and securing a permanent role within the rapidly growing business.
Over the course of his apprenticeship, Jack, who lives in nearby Nelson, will be working across a variety of different areas within the company, which specialises in bespoke LED luminaires and lighting solutions for commercial, industrial, and public sectors.
His role will see him work with the manufacturing team to learn how to assemble a vast range of light fittings and controls, as well as being involved with both the sales and customer services teams.
His arrival follows the appointments of two senior-level hires last month, with Amanda Speight joining the company as national business development manager, and David Clews taking up the split role of general manager and North West area sales manager.
They join as the business looks to build on double-digit growth over the last 12 months, with CFE Lighting Ltd achieving its highest-ever turnover of £1.1m over the 19/20 financial year.
Commenting on Jack’s arrival, CFE Lighting’s general manager and North West area sales manager David Clews said: “Jack joins CFE Lighting Ltd at an incredibly exciting time as we look to build on stellar growth over the last 12 mon

simon-harrisSimon Harris joins Observatory
Thursday, 17 December 2020

UK - Creative video specialist Observatory has expanded its senior team with the addition of Simon Harris.
A well-known figure in the visual production world having previously worked for Bryte Design, Green Hippo and Avolites, Simon brings extensive technical video project management and production experience to his new role. Working closely with Observatory founder and principal designer Ben Sheppee, he will be responsible for expanding the global footprint of the business.
“Simon brings a skill set that will strengthen and drive expansion for the business,” says Sheppee. “We have been looking to provide our clients with better technical consultation and end-to-end solutions for our productions, as we continue to innovate with emerging technologies. New and existing clients can look forward to benefiting from Simon’s in-depth knowledge and vision of engaging large audiences. We are thrilled to add him to our team to help us grow Observatory’s business even further, building on our award-winning conceptual visual offering.”
In 14 years in the industry, Simon has worked on shows such as Beyoncé’s Glastonbury Headline Performance, George Ezra’s 2018 European tour, EDC Las Vegas, Andy C’s Alive AllNight and sold-out 2019 Wembley show, Glastonbury’s John Peel stage and the T-Mobile Annual Conference in Manilla.

eawmichael-palmerMichael Palmer to head US sales at EAW
Wednesday, 2 December 2020

USA - Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) has announced the appointment of pro audio veteran Michael Palmer as its director of US sales.
In his new role at EAW, Palmer is overseeing all aspects of sales throughout the US, working closely with manufacturer’s sales reps and regional sales managers. He will liaise with EAW’s installation and touring applications teams as well as consultants, contractors and concert/event production companies.
“We reached a point where it was crucial to strengthen our sales leadership to guide our talented sales team to the next level,” says Marco Breda, chief executive officer of EAW. “Palmer’s stellar reputation, knowledge and relationships with key decision makers in our industry make him the ideal candidate to catapult us to the next level.”
With over 30 years of experience in the audio industry, Palmer comes to EAW from Allen & Heath and L-Acoustics where he steered the manufacturers through intense growth periods.
“EAW is an industry-leading loudspeaker manufacturer and I’m excited to be part of their amazing team,” said Palmer. “EAW’s commitment to bringing innovative technologies to market has long been the brand’s hallmark. I look forward to working with the team at EAW and being a driving force in their growth.”

rob-davies-1Audiologic appoints national account manager
Wednesday, 2 December 2020

UK - Audiologic has announced that Rob Davies has joined the team as national account manager.
Davis joins Audiologic with a career background in audio which spans multiple sectors, including high-end car audio, hi-fi, home cinema, home automation and, for the last six years, pro audio. His experience covers retailers and installation companies but mainly account management for UK distributors, which is where he feels most at home. He has been involved with projects as diverse as theatres, town halls, sports halls, night clubs and cruise ships.
Andy Lewis, managing director, Audiologic, comments: “We are proud to welcome Rob Davies into a role that we have been keen to develop for some time. Due to an increase in larger and more demanding projects, we are keen to ensure that every one of our customers has access to the full suite of services we can provide. Rob will be responsible for nurturing and developing our existing and prospective customers and we look forward to the value that he can add to the team.”
Davies adds: “I’m very excited about the new role and can’t wait to get going. Of course, like everyone, I’m looking forward to things returning to normality next year, so when the majority of meetings can be face to face again. In the meantime, though, virtual meetings have their advantages too. Audiologic have always put customer service right at the top of the list. This is very important to me and one of the main reasons I feel so positive about the position. I feel that I’ll be part of a very strong and enthusiastic team righ

phil-addyman-joins-ips-photoIPS appoints project manager
Friday, 27 November 2020

UK - IPS has announced the appointment of experienced staging specialist Phil Addyman as a project manager.
The company has added "some exciting new outdoor structures" and following extensive infrastructure investment in this area, Addyman will be helping to lead the deployment of Outdoor Roof Systems and Staging projects across the broad IPS customer base.
He has extensive experience, having spent many years working for Star Live (known previously as Star Events) and been involved with many different projects all over the UK and further afield. IPS has completed a range of Staging & Structure projects over the last few months, and IPS MD James Mason is excited to welcome the new recruit to the team, saying "the structures side of our business has helped keep everything running through what has been a very tricky 2020, and with our product range expanding with increasingly larger structures, Phil is the ideal person to help us continue to grow in what looks set to be a busy season next year and beyond".
Addyman will be based remotely from the IPS office and will support projects both in the design phases and as part of the established IPS onsite delivery team.

xplor-building-1Senior hires for Production Park development
Wednesday, 25 November 2020

UK - Production Park has announced four senior hires to lead its £7m research and development (R&D) project in Wakefield.
The project, XPLOR, will be used to deliver a support programme to facilitate growth for SMEs across the live events industry, and will be headed up by Jim Farmery, former partnerships lead at Creative England.
Farmery has been announced as XPLOR’s development director and will oversee the day-to-day running of the facility. Upon completion in spring 2022, the site will become one of the UK’s first specialist innovation centres in the live events industry, with sector comparisons being made with the world-leading film and television institution, Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.
Engaging with organisations and researching opportunities for the facility, Farmery’s role will see him build awareness of the centre, not only within the industry and the region, but also across the UK.
A partnership between Production Park’s Backstage Academy and Wakefield Council, the development will be based on the park in South Kirkby and is set to create 150 jobs throughout its construction.
Farmery will be supported by Matt Glynn, concept and product designer, Peter Nye, software controls engineer, and Ben Schweitzer, digital content designer.
Farmery explains: “XPLOR will not only facilitate business growth for SMEs in the region, but will also represent a UK-first powerhouse for the events industry, worth £30bn to the nation’s economy. It’s something we’re all really excited about and proud to pl

sergio-bwIn memoriam – Nexo’s Sergio Caprara
Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Europe - It is with great sadness that Nexo has announced the death of Sergio Caprara, sales manager in Italy and a long-time employee of the company.
Sergio started working as the exclusive distributor for Nexo in Italy in 1982, just three years after the company was founded, and he quickly became a key player in the young loudspeaker manufacturing business. A former front-of-house engineer who discovered he preferred the commercial environment of equipment sales, he was able to bring real-world influence to his collaborations with Nexo’s charismatic technical director Eric Vincenot.
In 2002, he moved into a full-time role managing sales in Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and Albania. One of his first dealership appointments for Nexo Italy was Audio Rent, the rental and sales company run by his great friend Gianni Fantini. “I’ve known Sergio for 40 years, and he never changed: in all that time, he never grew up! He was always smiling, always joking, always in love with the audio world.
“Working with Sergio was never boring; he was full of funny and strange stories. Here in Italy, he was known as ‘esagerato’ (exaggerated, extreme), which tells you everything about his personality. As a business colleague, he was always in touch with the news around our world, and he was always available to us. I’m fairly sure he could sell sand in the desert!”
As one of the four subsidiary sales managers, Sergio played a key role in the Nexo team. With his peerless contacts in the Italian production community, he was equally at home with the once-exte

marion-wsPPDS appoints Marion Chaignon in EMEA role
Friday, 20 November 2020

The Netherlands - PPDS has announced the appointment of marketing specialist, Marion Chaignon, as its new marketing campaign manager, EMEA.
Part of PPDS’ continued recruitment and team strengthening across the European business, Marion brings a wealth of marketing experience to this important role, having executed major campaigns for some of the world’s most recognised technology brands, including Samsung Electronics, Asus, Nikon, HP, Lenovo and Logitech during her flourishing 12-year career.
Bilingual in French and English, and university-educated in business and business marketing, Marion joins PPDS from Red Pimiento, where she spent almost six years under various EMEA roles, including account director, project director and team manager.
Her roles have providing extensive marketing experience in promoting a wide range of specific industries, including retail, hospitality, corporate and healthcare - all key focus areas for the Philips pro TV and digital signage ranges - and Marion will soon be visiting the firm’s dedicated European training facility in Gent to get a deeper understanding of all current and future products in the portfolio.
Working out of PPDS’ global head office in Amsterdam, Marion reports to marketing director, Ron Cottaar, who hailed her experience as a “perfect addition” to help execute the manufacturer’s continued and ambitious growth plans and brand strategy, moving into 2020 and beyond.
“We’re delighted to welcome Marion to the team,” he comments. “She joins during an extremely busy peri

joe-adamsin-memoriamElation Professional mourns Joe Adams
Thursday, 19 November 2020

USA - Elation Professional and the ADJ Group of Companies have announced the sudden passing of friend and colleague Joe Adams on Saturday, 14 November.
One of Joe’s most deeply held beliefs was that he was better because of the people he served. Joe’s family shares: “It doesn’t matter if you are the owner, stagehand, or the repair technician in the back, each of you had a lasting impact on Joe. You were never his dealers, his clients, or his work. You were friends and family; never a chore, obligation, or dollar sign.”
Adams, 53, worked as a regional sales rep for Elation Professional from 2017. He began in the lighting industry in 1998 with his own company as an American DJ dealer and came to the Elation family from manufacturers rep firm PSLP. Most recently, he operated his own firm Epic Pro Sales. In total, he represented the ADJ Group of Companies’ products for over 20 years.
“On behalf of Elation Professional and everyone at the ADJ Group of Companies, we express our sincerest condolences to the Adams family as we keep his wife Kim and their three children in our thoughts and prayers,” said Eric Loader, Elation director of sales & marketing.
“Like so many others, we are heartbroken. Joe was a positive, genuinely kind-hearted person and a much-loved member of the Elation and ADJ family. Joe had a passion for life and work that was infectious and inspiring and he always found something to smile about. He was a true beacon of light in life and in our industry and he will be sorely missed. We are thankful for the time w

amanda-speight-and-david-clews-of-cfe-lighting-ltdStrong trading spurs CFE Lighting appointments
Wednesday, 18 November 2020

UK - Lancashire-based LED lighting manufacturer CFE Lighting has made two senior appointments to its team, as it looks to build on a strong trading performance over the last 12 months.
The company, which specialises in bespoke LED luminaires and lighting solutions for the commercial, industrial, and public sectors, has appointed Amanda Speight to the newly created role of national business development manager. David Clews has joined the business in the split role of general manager and North West area sales manager, with both recruits based at the company’s manufacturing facilities in Barrowford.
Both Amanda and David are industry veterans, with more than 60 years’ experience between them operating within the lighting sector.
In her new role, Amanda manages a four-strong sales team and is responsible for generating and securing new business, managing key accounts, and driving product development and innovation. She brings 35 years’ experience to the role, having started out running the family business, Speights Lighting, before taking on senior industry roles at retailer Harrison Lighting and manufacturer Powerlite Fitzgerald.
David has operated within the lighting industry for 31 years at a number of manufacturers. In his new role, he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the business and for developing and expanding the company’s product portfolio and securing new business in the North West, working closely with Amanda.
The appointments have been made as the business looks to build on double-digit growth over the last

esta-logoESTA announces 2020 board of directors
Thursday, 12 November 2020

USA - Elections for the ESTA board of directors concluded at midnight on Saturday, 31 October. An outstanding number of ballots were submitted this year, the organisation reports.
There were four positions up for election to the board. Tracey Cosgrove will fill the office of vice president; Elmer Veith of Reliable Design Services will serve as secretary; Evan Williams of Riverview Systems Group is the new production services director, and Mark Wofford of PC&E was elected to serve as rental company director. All will begin their three-year term of office on 1 January 2021.
ESTA and its members wish to thank outgoing board members Orestes Mihaly (PRG) and John Cini (High Output) for their dedicated service.

mikeRemembering Mike Jefferies
Wednesday, 4 November 2020

UK - Former BBC lighting director and STLD chair (1993 - 1995) Mike Jefferies passed away last month aged 86. Jefferies’ work in broadcast lighting spanned the 1970s and 1990s on shows such as EastEnders, Doctor Who, Citizen Smith, Ever Decreasing Circles, Rings on Their Fingers, Top of the Pops, and many others.
Tom Warden of IPS, a friend and former neighbour of Jefferies, said of the late LD: “Mike was a real gentleman, and always fascinating to talk to, full of stories of the productions he had worked on over the years and the places he’d been. I’m sure there will be lots of people who’ll remember some of the many productions he was involved in with the BBC, and it would have been great to have worked alongside him.
He continues: “Mike had a very happy retirement travelling round the world with his wife Monnie, and never lost his fascination with lighting. He was supportive as I started to get more involved in the live events side of lighting, although over time I gradually realised he was less interested in the technology and mechanics of lighting, but the shapes and form created with light and shadows, even in everyday scenes, and his real appreciation for the artistic qualities of light - and of course, a good glass of wine over which to discuss everything. He will be greatly missed as a friend, neighbour, husband, father, traveller and so much more.”

keith10K Used Gear’s Keith Dale passes
Wednesday, 4 November 2020

UK - 10K Used Gear has announced the passing of co-founder Keith Dale who lost his battle with cancer on 29 October. He was 61.
Dale began his career as a lighting designer in the early 1980s working for bands such as Haircut 100, Culture Club and mostly for Joe Jackson with whom he kept in touch with until the end. Keith then joined forces with Tim Bridle, Andy Reed, and Matt Deakin to form Celco, a leading force in lighting control in the 1980s.
“I guess it must have been late 1980 or early ‘81 when Keith first came to our shop in Surbiton to show us his new lighting console,” said John Lethbridge whose company Cerebrum Lighting was Celco’s distributor back in the day. “I cannot remember if it was the prototype Gamma 300D or an earlier desk with a pin matrix, but I do know that the first time we showed the Gamma 300D was at Showlight ‘81 at The Barbican, London.
“Keith was a guy always ahead of the curve when it came to technology. He was the first LD I saw use colour semaphore units on a rock show with Joe Jackson. He was also the first person to introduce me to email, as that was how we kept in touch when he was on a world tour.
“In the early days, we made the mistake of focussing too much on the rental houses. It was Keith who was the person to recognise that we should be targeting the top lighting designers, rather than the rental houses. Our big break came when we went to visit ex-Yes lighting designer, Michael Tait at his Tait Towers rehearsal studios in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Michael was a former console designer himsel

macjohnson-headshotMac Johnson joins Point Source Audio
Tuesday, 3 November 2020

USA - Point Source Audio has named Mac Johnson as its market development manager. Previously, Johnson toured as a production sound engineer on a variety of Broadway productions, as well as working as a sound designer for theatrical productions, music festivals and corporate events.
With 30 years of experience in the professional audio industry, Johnson understands where the sound starts and how to capture it. As well as being a mixer and designer, he is also a performer and knows how microphones are an extension of an artist’s instrument. Prior to joining Point Source Audio, Johnson was the managing partner of an event production company in Charleston, SC and became an integral part of Meyer Sound’s team in 2007, where he spent 13 years working in various roles across multiple departments, markets segments and all sales regions.
Having championed Point Source Audio’s new AVIXA CTS training Johnson will be working closely with all of the company’s clients to support them in education and development of new markets for Point Source Audio.
“Having had extensive experience as a production manager, sound designer and FOH engineer, it is a privilege to have Mac join the team,” comments Point Source Audio’s president, James Lamb. “He is proving himself to be a great asset by providing our customers with targeted training courses, including our recently developed MIKE’s Academy, and I’m positive he will continue to develop lasting relationships with our clients and deliver effective marketing strategies in this important role.”

spizzolite-1536x1024DAS Audio of America appoints VP of sales
Tuesday, 3 November 2020

USA - DAS Audio of America has announced the appointment of Scott Pizzo to the position of vice-president of sales - professional audio, North America. Pizzo started with DAS Audio in September and is stationed in Peabody, MA.
Pizzo brings considerable experience to his position at DAS Audio. Most recently, he was with Harman Professional Solutions, where he served as national sales manager, production audio. Prior to this, Pizzo was a regional sales manager for L-Acoustics US of Westlake Village, California. He has also worked at EAW and Renkus-Heinz.
“Throughout my career in pro audio, I have been keenly aware of DAS Audio and its reputation as a manufacturer of innovative solutions for performers, installers, and audio technicians, says Pizzo. “The company has a solid reputation for its well-designed, sonically superior, and reliable loudspeaker systems that enhance music reproduction and speech intelligibility.”
Jaime Villegas, general manager at DAS Audio of Americaadds, adds: “Scott brings a rich set of skills and experience to our company and I have every confidence in his ability to make a significant contribution to our efforts. All of us at DAS Audio welcome him aboard.”

3lr3LR widens portfolio, strengthens team
Tuesday, 3 November 2020

UK - ETC representative organisation 3LR Lighting has added broadcast, film and TV lighting and control to its portfolio as the exclusive ‘rep agency’ for ETC in the UK and Ireland.
Jeremy Roberts, regional sales manager for the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa comments, “It is great to have 3LR supporting the broadcast sector for ETC and especially well-timed as we have recently released our innovative new studio line of fixtures – fos/4. The new Fresnel and Panel lights are designed specifically for the broadcast market with their unique eight-colour LED mix and intense brightness.”
The addition of broadcast lighting and control complements 3LR’s work in the growth of ETC’s architectural product lines. 3LR acts as an additional resource to ETC’s dealer network, bringing its expertise in the field to progress the company’s studio and architectural products in the market.
As part of this extension into a wider market, 3LR Lighting has announced the appointments of experienced industry figures Barry Grubb and Sean O’Callaghan.
Barry Grubb joins 3LR as business development manager for broadcast, television and film lighting. In a 25 year career, Barry has worked with some of the biggest names in the imaging industry both in the UK and overseas, and has forged lasting relationships with stakeholders at all levels. He has contributed to a host of large productions and delivered a wide range of theatre and broadcast solutions with leading brands.
Sean O’Callaghan takes up the post of business development manager for architectur

jon-rhodesTIG appoints UC European sales director
Thursday, 29 October 2020

UK - Technological Innovations Group (TIG) has appointed Jon Rhodes as its new European sales director of unified communications.
Leading TIG's team of UC sales professionals and focussing on the Enterprise product range from Crestron, Jon will be responsible for growing the UC division. The appointment comes as TIG increases its focus on being able to provide a consistent unified user interface and user experience across multiple devices and media types.
On his appointment, TIG CEO Robin van Meeuwen comments: “We are thrilled to welcome Jon to lead our growing team of unified communications specialists. Having worked in the UC and video communications industry for over 20 years, his knowledge of the sector is second-to-none and he demonstrates a range of important skills such as business development, impressive solution selling and fantastic leadership.
“It is amazing to see the rapid growth in remote working that we have experienced recently, and Jon's appointment reflects TIG's commitment to providing any-size business with the right UC and AV expertise when embarking on their digital transformation journey."
Jon adds: “We are living in difficult times and it is rewarding to see UC technology helping businesses of all sizes remain efficient, even in the face of such adversity.”

neil-williamsAll change at Baldwin Boxall accounts
Wednesday, 28 October 2020

UK - Baldwin Boxall’s finance director Neil Williams will retire his post at the end of October, leaving the accounts department in the hands of Richard Frost, the company’s new financial controller.
Speaking of his time at Baldwin Boxall, Williams says: “I’ve had 13 wonderful years with Baldwin Boxall and served the last eight of those as a director. I am proud to have been a part of the company’s success which could never have been achieved without the hard work, loyalty and dedication of our workforce. Without them none of our success would have been possible. Baldwin Boxall has always been a family orientated company and it has been a pleasure to work in that environment; thank you to everyone at Baldwin Boxall for 13 wonderful years.”
He adds: “Joining Baldwin Boxall was the best day’s work I ever did. I leave knowing that I have left the company in a strong position and, in the very safe and capable hands of Richard Frost who will continue the financial function. We are very lucky to have recruited this young man.”
Frost joins the team from a local fastener distributor where he worked as financial controller for a number of years. “Despite incredibly tough conditions recently due to the impact of COVID-19, the business continues to exceed expectations,” he says. “I am delighted to have joined the team and am excited to play my part in leading the business to the other side of this pandemic and help achieve our goals.”
Nick Baldwin, sales & marketing director comments: “We will miss Neil greatly and wish hi

ctuk-team-changes-pr-imageManagement changes at Creative Technology UK
Wednesday, 28 October 2020

UK - Creative Technology (CT) has introduced some changes to its UK senior management structure that have been in development for a few years.
Nick Askew is stepping into the role of head of corporate events and will have overall responsibility for CT UK’s corporate projects.
Matt Eve is the new commercial director, focusing on the development and alignment of sales and marketing across CT.
Dan Burgess has moved into the creative services division as head of creative services and Will Case is taking on the role of director of innovation, continuing to develop strategies and techniques that bring our client’s ideas closer to our services and technology.
“We are pleased to see on-site event work picking up in selected markets as well as virtual and remote production that we moved into heavily over the spring and summer continuing to progress,” says Mark Elliott, managing director CT UK. “Some really hard and challenging work has been done here over the past months where our ability to innovate and offer new solutions has been accelerated to accommodate a quickly evolving and ever-changing landscape.”

jack-dowd-7thsense-design7thSense promotes Dowd to Delta role
Tuesday, 27 October 2020

UK - 7thSense has promoted Jack Dowd to the position of product manager of the Delta Media Server range.
After joining the company in 2013 as systems engineer within the production department, Jack was promoted to technical sales and systems engineer as a key member of the 7thSense sales team in 2019 - providing technical support to customers, as well as the commissioning of systems on-site.
“Jack’s promotion is incredibly well-deserved, and a reflection of his vast understanding of, and contribution to, our Delta Media Server line of products,” notes Richard Brown, 7thSense CTO. “Jack has been instrumental in the development of new product features over the years, ensuring that our customers always receive the highest standard of service and support. We look forward to the next chapter with him as a new member of our expanding product management team.”
Dowd comments: “This is a hugely exciting time for the company as we prepare for a new chapter of expansion and product development. Delta Media Server has a global reputation as a leading technology of its kind, and I look forward to being on the front line as we introduce new features, product variations, hardware specifications and much more to our customers.”

RZI Lighting appoints operations manager
Tuesday, 20 October 2020

USA - New Orleans-based RZI Lighting has announced Kimberly Wytcherly as its new operations manager.
Wytcherly previously worked as a team leader in operations for a thriving production company in Louisiana. She brings with her years of production experience that helps RZI Lighting to provide to the needs of its customers. “We are happy to have her on our staff and we look forward to the contributions she will bring to RZI Lighting.”
Sayas RZI, “RZI Lighting was founded in 1999. Since its inception, we have strived to provide the best service and equipment to our customers. We have clients nationwide which are mainly production companies, churches, theatrical and sports venues, construction, and electrical companies. We focus on lighting sales, rentals, fixture repairs, labour crews, and venue installations.”


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