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21 June 2016

Penn Elcom launches Irish operation

Penn Elcom launches Irish operationIreland - Global flightcase hardware and premium 19" racking manufacturer Penn Elcom is launching Penn Elcom Ireland, a new all-encompassing facility and operation which will spearhead expansion in a growing market and be headed by the charismatic Rory Winston. Penn Elcom chairman and founder Roger Willems stated: "The Irish pro entertainment industry market shows definitive signs of recovering from the economic dip, there are many installations and other projects happening and flourishing! It's been our intention to open a base there ... More >>

15 June 2016

Jonny Tingle joins PRG XL Video

Jonny Tingle joins PRG XL VideoUK - PRG XL Video, the UK operation of Production Resource Group, LLC (PRG) has announced that Jonathan 'Jonny' Tingle has joined its corporate team as a senior account manager. With several years of experience in the events industry, Jonny joins PRG XL from Eclipse Presentations where he applied his technical expertise to the role of project manager; costing, specifying and delivering a variety of events alongside the account management team. Prior to Eclipse, Jonny was at Spirit Design, firstly as a lighting technician and then as ... More >>

Mhora Samuel steps down from Theatres Trust

Mhora Samuel steps down from Theatres TrustUK - The Theatres Trust has announced that Mhora Samuel is stepping down from the Trust as its director after 10 years in the role. The Trustees would like to pay tribute to the huge commitment Mhora has shown in her time as director and thank her for all her many contributions to the Trust's success. Tim Eyles, Chair of the Trustees commented, "I'd like to thank Mhora very much indeed for all her hard work at the Trust and on behalf of all the trustees wish Mhora every success in the next phase of her career." Mhora Samuel said, "I ... More >>

14 June 2016

PRG CEO Mickey Curbishley resigns

PRG CEO Mickey Curbishley resignsUSA - CEO of the PRG Music Group, Mickey Curbishley has announced that he will be leaving Production Resource Group as of 30 June, 2016. As CEO of PRG's Music Group, Curbishley oversaw business development and client support for concert tours, special events, television, and other music-related projects around the world. "After 18 great years at PRG, I have decided to move on," says Curbishley. "Looking back what a fantastic journey it has been. From a tiny warehouse in West London where we spent the first week removing dead pigeons to ... More >>

13 June 2016

Classic Gear: Francis Reid remembered by Rob Halliday

Classic Gear: Francis Reid remembered by Rob HallidayUK - Lighting designer and LSi columnist Rob Halliday remembers the late Francis Reid, who sadly passed away on 9th June, aged 86 . . . "(I wrote this five years ago, as a gift to Francis on his 80th birthday. Following the news of his passing last week, it feels like deserves a wider audience, with just a very sad change of tense...) Every month as I sat down to write about another classic product, a wave of guilt swept across me: I was the wrong man for the job. There was someone out me who could write better, light better and, for ... More >>

Denis Hessberger joins Green Hippo

Denis Hessberger joins Green HippoGermany - Green Hippo has announced that Denis Hessberger, has joined Green Hippo as freelance product specialist from June 2016. Denis has a strong background in the world of lighting and video programming & design. "As a long time Hippotizer user I am excited to pursue this new challenge and am looking forward to support existing and new users from a user perspective, while bridging the gap between users and development," he says. Denis's role will be product specialist, meeting and engaging with both current and potential German ... More >>

Wendy Luedtke joins ETC product technology team

Wendy Luedtke joins ETC product technology teamUSA - In February, ETC expanded its research efforts, creating the Advance Research Group (ARG) to uncover new technologies and boost current product capabilities. ETC has hired Wendy Luedtke to join the ARG as a product technology specialist. She will work closely with lighting professionals to identify their most important issues, helping the ARG develop technology that tackles their problems and opens new possibilities. "The ARG facilitates innovation, allowing new ideas to be explored in every area of R&D," describes ETC CEO Fred ... More >>

10 June 2016

In Memoriam: Francis Reid

In Memoriam: Francis ReidUK - It is with great sadness that the ALD has announced the death of founder member and Fellow, Francis Reid who passed away on 9th June aged 86. Reid was a much-loved and respected lighting designer, author and teacher who lit hundreds of shows and shared his knowledge and experience of lighting in many popular books and publications and with countless students throughout the world. A statement from the ALD reads: "Francis was a founding member of the Association, playing a key role in establishing the practice of stage lighting ... More >>

9 June 2016

Leader promoted to director role at POLARaudio

Leader promoted to director role at POLARaudioUK - POLARaudio has promoted from within to fill the new role of integrated solutions director. Existing head of installation Stuart Leader takes the position and will relinquish his direct day to day management of accounts, taking on a wider responsibility across the whole installation sector, including coordinating system design and heading up the sales management. As POLARaudio's business continues to grow, Stuart's team has been expanded accordingly, with new installed business development manager Adam Brown taking direct ... More >>

Patrick Verhey joins PRG XL Video

Patrick Verhey joins PRG XL VideoUK - PRG XL Video, the UK operation of Production Resource Group, LLC has announced that media server and creative video technology expert Patrick Verhey has joined its team. Patrick Verhey has taken on the newly created role of director media/creative, reporting directly to UK CEO, Lucas Covers. With media servers and control technology taking on ever-increasing importance, especially in the field of interactive and experiential events, this role is a key one within the video side of PRG XL Video's business. Before joining PRG XL, ... More >>

7 June 2016

Frank Loyko takes global role at VUE Audiotechnik

Frank Loyko takes global role at VUE AudiotechnikUSA - VUE Audiotechnik has announced the addition of Frank Loyko to the position of vice president global sales, where he will oversee all of the company's global sales and distribution activities and initiatives. Based in Seattle, Loyko brings 36 years of executive experience building sales networks at professional audio companies including EAW, RCF, Avid Technology and the TC Group. "Having worked with Frank a number of times in the past, I am delighted to have this opportunity to work with Frank again," says VUE CEO Ken Berger. "... More >>

2 June 2016

Joe Kurta returns to Peavey Commercial Audio

Joe Kurta returns to Peavey Commercial AudioUSA - Peavey Commercial Audio, a division of Peavey Electronics, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Joe Kurta as chief technical officer. An experienced technical architect and professional audio designer, Joe rejoins the Mississippi-based company, having previously served as a systems integration specialist at the turn of the millennium. In addition, Joe has acquired a wealth of experience in key positions at leading blue chip organizations including Walt Disney Entertainment and Bank of America. Joe is ... More >>

New Apart sales manager for Asia-Pacific

New Apart sales manager for Asia-PacificKim Muurholm Jürgensen has joined Apart Audio as sales manager for the Asia-Pacific region. Centrally based in Bangkok (Thailand) and working in APAC region since the late 90's he enjoyed management positions covering marketing, sales and business development with one of the major microphone and conferencing systems manufacturers. "We are very happy that Kim will join the Apart Audio sales team. Kim's impressive language skills include Chinese, Thai, English, German and Danish. Being located in the Asia-Pacific region and his previous ... More >>

1 June 2016

Jean Lariviere joins Elation Professional

Jean Lariviere joins Elation ProfessionalUSA - Elation Professional has announced that industry professional Jean Lariviere has joined the company's sales team as rental and production market manager. Jean will work to build on the success Elation has gained in working with top lighting designers and exposing them to the Elation product line. Elation sales director Eric Loader commented on the hiring, "We are excited that an industry veteran of Jean's caliber is joining the Elation team. We are confident that his relationship network and industry knowledge will have a positive ... More >>

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