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Litepanels Expands to Larger Facility

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• January 20, 2009

VAN NUYS, CA — Litepanels, Inc. has moved from its previous location in North Hollywood to a larger facility here that includes warehouse and shipping areas, with room for separate product development, assembly and repair departments.

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ETC Names Harvey Sweet Technical Product Manager, R&D

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• January 19, 2009
MIDDLETON, WI —Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc. (ETC) has named Harvey Sweet as the company’s technical product manager in research and development. “Harvey Sweet is an authority in the stagecraft field,” said Fred Foster, ETC CEO. “And I also happen to be privileged to have known him for 33 years — since I aced his course in theater technology at the University of Wisconsin.” Read More...

Nick Jackson Leaves PRG’s Concert Touring Group

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• January 19, 2009

NEW WINDSOR, NY — Nick Jackson, senior vice president of PRG’s Concert Touring group, stepped down from his position, according to Jere Harris, chairman and CEO. “Since joining PRG in 1998, Nick has worked tirelessly to establish our Concert Touring division as the leading provider of entertainment technology solutions for some of the biggest acts in the business.  It has been an honor to work with this industry pioneer."

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Martin De Prycker, CEO of Barco, Resigns

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• January 19, 2009

KORTRIJK, Belgium — After seven years at the helm of Barco, Martin De Prycker has resigned from his position as CEO of the company. Barco's board accepted the resignation and proposed that Eric Van Zele, currently a member of the board, assume the CEO position. Van Zele accepted that appointment.

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Trans Siberian Orchestra Tour Gets New Pyro Looks

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• January 16, 2009
AUSTIN, TX — It’s become an annual challenge for Pyrotek Special Effects’ Doug Adams: how to top the “Wow” factor generated by the previous year’s pyro design for the Trans Siberian Orchestra tour. “Talks of new designs and proposals start literally after the completion of each year’s tour,” said Adams, who worked with TSO founder Paul O’Neill, LD Bryan Hartley and lighting programmer Nick Militello on the 2008/2009 tour. Read More...

Element Labs 2009 Open House

PLSN Staff •
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• January 16, 2009
NEW YORK — Element Labs, Inc and Niles Creative Group are holding an open house at the Niles Creative Group studio Jan. 19-23. Products and design ideas for both companies, like the design for the Marco Borsato concert by Element Labs, shown here, will be part of the open house. Private sessions are also available. For more information, attendees can RSVP by email at rsvp@elementlabs.com. Read More...

ESTA, USITT Gearing Up for Training Sessions

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• January 15, 2009
LARGO, MD — The ESTA Foundation and USITT are making final preparations for Vectorworks Spotlight, theatrical rigging and electrical training sessions to be held at Prince George’s Community College over a six-day span from Jan. 26 through Jan. 31, 2009. The training event will be hosted and co-produced by that school and by IATSE Local 22. Read More...

Keeping it Simple for GM and Chrysler at NAIAS

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• January 15, 2009
DETROIT — At the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), lighting and set designers needed to balance the requirement to generate buzz with a new mandate for less visual extravagance than in previous years. Nautilus Entertainment Design (NED) was again called upon by GM to light their press events and car displays.  This year, Chrysler also requested their services to light their press event, pictured here. Read More...

Sounds Distribution Inc. Announces Restructuring

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• January 14, 2009
TORONTO — In an effort to better serve its customer base, Sounds Distribution has named Dina Deveau, who has been with the company for two years, as the company’s new Western Canada sales representative. The company also assigned Matthew Beauchamp to the post of customer service representative for all of Ontario. Read More...

Video WallTronics Adds Chizmar, Promotes Diveny

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• January 14, 2009
NEW CASTLE, DE — Video WallTronics, Inc. announced that Mark Chizmar, formerly with BlueWater Technologies, has joined the company as a marketing and customer service specialist.  The company also promoted Geza Diveny to general manager. Read More...

Nissan Revs It Up With Elation At LA Auto Show

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• January 14, 2009
LOS ANGELES — When Nissan unveiled its all-new 370Z sports car at the LA Auto Show, the company wanted to create a roar, since this marked the first major overhaul of the “Z” since 2003.  The revamped roadster was given center stage in the company’s booth, featured on a turntable under a circular canopy of color-changing lights. Read More...

U.S. Air Force Event Lit by Bandit Lites

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• January 14, 2009
KNOXVILLE, TN — A recent U.S. Air Force event at McGee Tyson Air National Guard Base, the Order of the Sword, was lit Bandit Lites. General Craig R. McKinley was honored at the ceremony, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the enlisted corps. Read More...

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