Germany - Lawo has announced the expansion of its executive management board. Effective 1 November, Claus Gärtner joins Claudia Nowak (CFO and ‘Vorstand’), Jamie Dunn (CCO), Andreas Hilmer (CMO), Christian Lukic (CSCO), Phil Myers (CTO) and Ulrich Schnabl (COO).
“I have a strong passion for high-tech and high-quality products, and I enjoy working for family-owned companies because they allow for sustainable long-term strategies and fast decision-making. Joining Lawo as ‘Vorstand’ and CFO and being part of the company's exciting journey in transforming media infrastructure technology was an opportunity I couldn't pass up,” says Claus Gärtner.
Gärtner's international career has seen him work with Rheinmetall, Smiths-Heimann and Heidelberg Engineering Group,

USA - Creative Technology has announced two key promotions in its executive management team. Effective immediately, Herb Brandt has been named president of the Creative Technology Group in the US and Stephen Gray will be taking on the newly created role of senior vice president of NEP Live Events.
Brandt is a 27-year veteran with extensive experience across all of CT’s business offerings. His most recent role as chief business officer focused on the client-facing side of the business, enhancing CT’s go-to-market strategies while developing new, innovative solutions for custome

World - Stage lighting rental house Christie Lites has announced a major strengthening of its global reps, welcoming five new team members to its UK, Germany, USA and Canada shops.
The addition of these new team members reflects the company’s growth aspirations in multiple sectors, including TV, special events and theatre.
London-based rental rep Alex Griffiths brings a decade of experience at the heart of the lighting industry. “I've had the privilege of collaborating with exceptional individuals and building a robust network of industry professionals,” he says. “I

USA - Mary Lou Figley is retiring from Stageco US at the end of this year. Mary Lou has successfully led Stageco US for over 31 years. During her 31+ years of service with the company, Mary Lou was instrumental in the success and establishment of Stageco US in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the satellite office in Manheim, Pennsylvania.
“It was essential for Mary Lou to find a replacement whom she felt could take over the reins and help grow the US marketplace,” says Stageco. “During that search, the leadership team and Mary Lou selected Micah Catterson.
Micah is an e

USA - PRG (Production Resource Group) has appointed Ariane Coldiron as senior vice president, corporate events. Coldiron will head the corporate events division, reporting directly to PRG CEO Stephan Paridaen.
Coldiron was most recently SVP, brand experience at Freeman where she worked for nearly a decade. As SVP, she drove the company’s highly successful agency business, developing and implementing go-to-market and long-term strategies while managing a large and complex portfolio of accounts including industry giants like Google, SalesForce, Sage, and HP. She also held tenures

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