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ESTA Announces Transition to the Next Generation of Staff Leadership

Nook Schoenfeld • On the MoveDecember 2017 • December 26, 2017

NYC - ESTA is very pleased to announce that it has named Erin Grabe to succeed Executive Director Lori Rubinstein in what is expected to be a year-long transition. Erin is currently ESTA’s Assistant Technical Standards Manager and part of the transition involves replacing her in that role. Erin is uniquely positioned to step into the role of Executive Director. She has been working in technical production in live events since the age of 15, including nine years working for Grand Stage Company as a sales associate, purchasing agent, and project manager.

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Matt Mills joins Touch Light & Media, Inc.’s Design and Management Team

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • December 20, 2017

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, – Touch Light & Media is happy to announce the addition of lighting designer Matt Mills as Design Partner. Through the new partnership, Mills will become a member of the design and management team at Touch Light & Media, Inc. In addition, Mills will serve as entertainment/touring development specialist. He’ll be focusing on turnkey solutions for the music industry.

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Livella Brand Group To Represent ADJ Lighting In The Midwest Region

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • December 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES - ADJ Lighting is pleased to announce that from today – December 20, 2017 – the Livella Brand Group will be providing sales support for the ADJ product range (ADJ Lighting, American Audio & Accu-Cable brands) to new and existing customers throughout the Midwestern region of the United States. This appointment will strengthen ADJ’s market presence in the area while further enhancing the already stellar service and support offered to ADJ customers.

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Nortek Security & Control and Core Brands Merge to Expand Opportunities for Partners Across a Broad Range of Markets

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • December 19, 2017

CARLSBAD AND PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, - Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC) and Core Brands LLC (Core Brands) today announced a strategic merger that combines the two industry leaders’ innovation and resources to lead the smart home and security markets with a suite of connected solutions and business programs that create meaningful opportunities for dealers and distributors.

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Apollo Design® Technology, Inc. Announces New Assembly Technician Hire Derek King

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • December 11, 2017

FORT WAYNE, IN — Apollo Design® Technology, Inc. announces the new hire of Derek King to Assembly Technician. "King has fit in seamlessly in assembly," said Matt Green, Assembly Supervisor. "His mechanical skills and willingness to try anything are a valued asset to the production team."

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Art Lavis and Bob Suchocki

Industry Veterans Art Lavis and Bob Suchocki Join 4Wall Entertainment

Frank Hammel • On the Move • December 7, 2017

MOONACHIE, NJ - 4Wall Entertainment, a national provider of entertainment lighting and video, is adding industry veterans Art Lavis and Bob Suchocki. Read More...

Evolve Media Group Joins Absen LED as Newest VAD Partner

Evolve Media Group Joins Absen LED as Newest VAD Partner

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • December 6, 2017

LAS VEGAS and ORLANDO - During the recent LDI tradeshow and conference, Evolve Media Group and Absen Inc., a global leader in LED technology, finalized its VAD (Value Add Distribution) partnership. The new VAD partnership began with Evolve's initial investment in 1,000 M2.9 Indoor Mobile LED panels, 500 of which will be available for rental with the other half for resale. In addition to being able to rent and buy, Evolve's customers will be able to participate in Absen Certified Engineer (ACE) training courses that will be held by Evolve early next year.

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4Wall NY in Moonachie, NJ

4Wall New York Moving to New 234,274 sq. ft. Facility

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • December 6, 2017

MOONACHIE, NJ- Just 4 years after its last move, 4Wall New York is moving into a new facility that is almost double the size of the previous building. The new 234,274 sq. ft. facility is now the largest of 4Wall Entertainment’s nine locations. The new 217,274 sq. ft. of shop space is positioned to accommodate customers with greatly expanded prep areas and a new communal space with workstations dedicated for customers to utilize during prep. 

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Jean Louis Blanchard Named Vice President, Business Development

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • December 6, 2017

TORONTO, ON,– A.C. Lighting Inc., distributor of world-class lighting, rigging and video technologies is honored to welcome Jean Louis Blanchard as Vice President, Business Development. A.C. Lighting has entered into an era of growth. The hire of Jean Louis unfolds the commencement of the company’s strategic development plan for growth, to provide their clients with world class products, backed by world class service.

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Barbizon Lighting Company Names Tom Madden as President and CEO

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • November 29, 2017

NEW YORK, NY –The Barbizon Lighting Company announced today that its Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Tom Madden as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 27, 2017. “Tom recognizes and deeply values the Barbizon culture, something which initially drew him to the company and which he feels strongly about honoring and fostering” read a statement from the Board of Directors.

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Martin Fournier Joins Chauvet

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • November 28, 2017

PARIS – (For Immediate Release) – Chauvet has announced that Martin Fournier has joined the company as its European Sales Director.  Fournier is an experienced lighting industry figure in Europe, having spent the last 22 years serving the professional lighting market in Europe.  He comes to Chauvet from Harman International, where he most recently served as that company’s Sales Director for France and Benelux Professional Solutions.  Fournier began his career in 1995 with Martin Professional.

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From left, Prashant Tandle (warehouse assistant), Rodney D’Monte (general manager) and Sachin Wagare (senior warehouse assistant)

Penn Elcom Announces India Operation

Frank Hammel • On the Move • November 27, 2017

WASHINGTON, U.K. - Multinational flight case hardware and 19 inch racking manufacturer Penn Elcom announces the launch of a new distribution center in Mumbai, India. This will be based in the Vasai area and will be headed by Rodney D’Monte. Rodney will initially be working with six staff which will increase as the operation ramps up. Read More...

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