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22 September 2016

Marc van der Wel leaves Ampco Flashlight

Marc van der Wel leaves Ampco FlashlightThe Netherlands - Longstanding director of business development for Ampco Flashlight Group and director of sales and marketing for XLNT CyberMotion Marc van der Wel is stepping down from both positions in order to pursue a new career challenge. Van der Wel will be joining broadcast and media solutions provider NEP The Netherlands (part of NEP Group Inc.) as director of sales. His new role will commence on 1 October. "We are all saddened by Marc's departure, but we wish him the very best as he moves on to new opportunities," says CEO of ... More >>

20 September 2016

Forde appointed Rycote chief commercial officer

Forde appointed Rycote chief commercial officerUK - Rycote, the UK manufacturer of advanced microphone windshields and suspension systems, has announced the appointment of Gerry Forde as their chief commercial officer. Rycote operates a global distributor network and, building upon a strong platform of established sales and market share, is targeting further national and international growth opportunities. Gerry joins existing Rycote Board members, Simon Davies (CEO), David Ransome (CFO), Odette Davies (COO) and Paul Whiting (Non Exec), having previously run his own Pro Audio & MI ... More >>

16 September 2016

Bandit Lites Nashville office grows

Bandit Lites Nashville office growsUSA - With business growing and the touring inventory constantly expanding, Bandit Lites has added to its Nashville office with the hiring of Ethan Mills, Sombath Inthavong, and Sylvain Thonethongthip. Ethan Mills joins Bandit as the equipment coordinator where he directs and coordinates Bandit's extensive inventory for preparation and distribution among Bandit's production jobs. Prior to Bandit, Mills was the director of media and productions for Immanuel Baptist in Lexington, Kentucky, one of the nation's fastest growing churches. ... More >>

14 September 2016

New project manager at Matrix

New project manager at MatrixUK - Mark Sawyer has joined Matrix as a project manager. Having initially trained as a back of house op in a music studio, then moving his way into PA in 1995 as a warehouse casual, he worked his way up to become a senior project manager at Delta. During Mark's time at Delta he project-managed some of their high profile projects including HM The Queen's 90th Birthday celebration at Windsor, Lumiere London as well as numerous high profile commemorative events in the UK and Europe. He was also part of the London 2012 & Glasgow 2014 ... More >>

12 September 2016

Richard Bunting returns to LSI Projects

Richard Bunting returns to LSI ProjectsUK - LSI Projects has announced the appointment of Richard Bunting to the position of UK business development manager. With over 25 years lighting industry experience, Richard returns to LSI after taking a career break of a couple of years. Previously he had held the role of operations manager for nine years, looking after the procurement and logistics for the numerous projects that the company installed including Al-Jazeera, BBC's The One Show, Ghana Broadcasting, Saudi TV, and The Prime Minister's Office in Brunei. Prior to ... More >>

9 September 2016

Dibble and Watson return to Martin Audio

Dibble and Watson return to Martin AudioUK - Martin Audio has announced the return of Robin Dibble as product support engineer and Bradley Watson to the role of EMEA sales manager. Following the appointment of Dom Harter as managing director, Martin Audio has gone through a transformative period of improved organisation, process and control while at the same time launching CDD-LIVE! and now BlacklineX. To support this revitalised sales growth, the timing was right to establish the roles of product support engineer and EMEA sales manager. Dom Harter comments, "We are really ... More >>

8 September 2016

Bandit Lites expands IT department

Bandit Lites expands IT departmentUSA - Bandit Lites is continuing to increase its ranks with the hiring of Steve Feathers and promotion of Jeff Vogt at its corporate offices. Jeff Vogt joined Bandit 14 years ago as the network administrator, and was recently promoted to director of computer resources, making him responsible for the global information technology of all operations of Bandit Lites. "I'm very grateful and honoured for the promotion and the trust Michael Strickland has giving me," said Vogt of his promotion. "Being with the company for almost 15 years as ... More >>

RML appoints operations supervisor

RML appoints operations supervisorUK - Richard Martin Lighting has announced that Steve Finch will be joining the team as operations supervisor. A familiar face in the industry, Steve joins from his position as project manager at Siyan, a well-established stage lighting hire company and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Commenting on his new role, Steve says, "I'm really looking forward to working with RML, their fantastic team, getting involved with the Studio 24 and all of the new challenges." Steve will be helping RML to support its continuing ... More >>

5 September 2016

DWR Distribution adds new team members

DWR Distribution adds new team membersSouth Africa - DWR Distribution has added new members to the team - JP de Vernon and Kevin Stannett. JP de Vernon has come on board as the sales representative for Africa and started at the company a month ago. He takes over Johnny Scholtz' position who will now handle architectural sales at DWR. Initially JP will have the hardest task, travelling to Africa and dealing with new clients and people he has never met before. With Dave Whitehouse relocating to the UK, Kevin Stannett joins the team to handle sales in theatres, schools, ... More >>

2 September 2016

Tom Wilkes joins White Light

Tom Wilkes joins White LightUK - To support its continuing development, White Light has appointed Tom Wilkes as business development manager. In this role, Tom will focus predominantly on managing the hire aspects of the various markets in which WL works. He comments, "I am absolutely delighted to be joining WL at such an exciting time. Whether it's corporate events, broadcast, education, trade, retail, or themed attractions, we have a strong reputation in each of these fields and this is something I will be looking to further strengthen." Tom joins from Vision ... More >>

1 September 2016

Robe names MD for Robe Asia Pacific

Robe names MD for Robe Asia PacificSingapore - Jens Poehlker has joined the Robe Asia Pacific team based in Singapore as managing director, where his industry and commercial experience, personality, communication skills and large network of contacts will pave the way for the Robe's next stage of development in the region. Robe Lighting s.r.o. CEO and co-founder Josef Valchar said, "We welcome Jens to the Robe Family. He is very well respected and liked in our industry, his passion for the business and can-do approach is a perfect fit with our core values, and we are ... More >>

Marquee AV expands production lighting

Marquee AV expands production lightingUK - Shepperton-based Marquee AV is expanding its production and theatre lighting operations with the appointment of Paul Barker, who brings substantial technical experience of lighting systems and control to his new position as project manager. Senior project manager, Rob Whitaker explained, "Main contractors and venue operators alike are increasingly looking for a single provider for the complete package of audio, video and lighting. With the integration of technologies and the infrastructures now being designed into many venues, this ... More >>

New sales manager APAC at Calibre

New sales manager APAC at CalibreUK - British image processing expert, Calibre has appointed Peng Wu to sales & marketing manager, APAC. Wu reports directly to Richard Laberge, vice president, international sales at Calibre. The appointment coincides with Calibre's first presence at the upcoming LED China event where the sales and engineering team will be present to meet with local manufacturers as well as visiting organizations looking brand their own equipment inventory. Based at Calibre's global headquarters in Bradford, Yorkshire, UK, Wu joins Calibre from several ... More >>

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