On the Move

Pictured here, from left, are Josef Valchar, Robe s.r.o. CEO & Founder; John Bilyk; Bob Schacherl, CEO, Robe North America; and Harry von den Stemmen, Robe s.r.o. Sales Director.
Pictured here, from left, are Josef Valchar, Robe s.r.o. CEO & Founder; John Bilyk; Bob Schacherl, CEO, Robe North America; and Harry von den Stemmen, Robe s.r.o. Sales Director.

Robe Names John Bilyk Canadian Sales Manager

Nook Schoenfeld
On the Move

TORONTO - Robe North America named John Bilyk as its Canadian Sales Manager, effective immediately. Bilyk has enjoyed a long and successful career in the entertainment lighting market working for numerous leading companies including most recently a 15 year stint as the Canadian Sales Manager for Dallas-based Vari-Lite. Pictured here, from left, are Josef Valchar, Robe s.r.o. CEO & Founder; John Bilyk; Bob Schacherl, CEO, Robe North America; and Harry von den Stemmen, Robe s.r.o. Sales Director.

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Jan De Witte
Jan De Witte

Barco Announces Jan De Witte as CEO-Designate

Nook Schoenfeld
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KORTRIJK, Belgium – Barco noted April 28, 2016 that Eric Van Zele, CEO, plans to retire later this year and that Jan De Witte, a former corporate officer of the General Electric Company, will serve as CEO of Barco. De Witte will join Barco’s Core Leadership Team in June 2016 to effectively take over as CEO on Oct. 1, 2016. Van Zele will continue to serve on the Board of Directors to ensure continuity of leadership and strategic focus for the company.

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Jeff Pelzl, Scott Kinnebrew and Sean Hoey
Jeff Pelzl, Scott Kinnebrew and Sean Hoey

High End Systems Announces Promotions for Jeff Pelzl, Scott Kinnebrew and Sean Hoey

Nook Schoenfeld
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AUSTIN, TX. - Following the release of the SolaSpot Pro 1000 and SolaWash FX 1000 luminaires at the recent Pro Light & Sound Exhibition, High End Systems has announced several key promotions within their sales and management teams. Jeff Pelzl has been promoted to General Manager of High End Systems; a 26 year veteran of the company, Pelzl has worked in numerous roles within the organization throughout his tenure, most recently in marketing management and as Sales Manager for the Pacific Rim territory.

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Mike Poirier
Mike Poirier

Mike Poirier Joins Solotech Broadcast Team

Nook Schoenfeld
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MONTREAL – Solotech added Mike Poirier to its Integration Division as Business Development Director for the broadcast market. Before joining Solotech, Poirier held positions a Sales Director, General Manager and Vice President for a number of broadcast equipment manufacturers.The company noted that the appointment was part of its growing commitment to the broadcast industry in the North American market.

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Creative Stage Lighting logo
Creative Stage Lighting logo

Elation Products Now Available Through Creative Stage Lighting

Nook Schoenfeld
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NORTH CREEK, NY — Creative Stage Lighting has announced that Elation Professional’s extensive product line is now available to Creative Stage Lighting customers. Elation Professional’s products include a wide range of products including LED moving heads, Video and LED screens, as well as conventional fixtures for broadcast, television, and theatrical applications.

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Nashville Skyline
Nashville Skyline

Solotech Opens Nashville Office

Nook Schoenfeld
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NASHVILLE —Solotech announced April 18 that it has opened a new office in Nashville, TN. Led by Paul Owen, the office will develop new business opportunities in international touring and special events. Owen, who comes to Solotech from Thunder Audio, will work with Lee Moro, who joined Solotech as senior project director for tours and special events in Sept. 2014. Solotech also noted that Dianna Mariotti will work at the Nashville location as an administrative assistant.

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LMG Joins Roster of d3 Technologies’ U.S. Rental Partners

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LONDON – d3 Technologies announced that LMG has become its  latest rental partner in the US. d3 Technologies maintains a global network of rental partners who help fulfill customers’ d3 hardware requirements in their local areas. LMG joins a dozen other rental partners based in the US.

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Jason Osterman Joins Altman Lighting
Jason Osterman Joins Altman Lighting

Jason Osterman Joins Altman Lighting

Nook Schoenfeld
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YONKERS, NY - Altman Lighting announced that Jason Osterman has joined the company as Global Specifications Manager. Osterman will work with large scale specification accounts to support design efforts, perform product training sessions and generate Altman Lighting based project specifications. Prior to joining Altman Lighting, Osterman served as a Senior Consultant for Theatre Projects London where he has worked for the last eight years. He has also worked as a technician with the English National Opera and as a Production Specialist with Vincent Lighting Systems.

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Al Ridella and Brian Friborg
Al Ridella and Brian Friborg

4Wall Promotes Al Ridella, Hires Brian Friborg

Nook Schoenfeld
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MOONACHIE, NJ - Al Ridella, who led 4Wall’s New York location as general manager for the previous three years, has been promoted to national sales manager.  To fill the vacancy created by Ridella’s new role, the company has added experienced industry executive Brian Friborg to the role of 4Wall New York GM. Ridella is pictured here on the left, and Friborg is pictured here on the right.

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New A.C.T. Enterprises, LLC Opens Up Shop in Seattle

Nook Schoenfeld
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SEATTLE - Alan Crawshaw, formerly the owner and principle product designer of A.C.T. Enterprises, Inc. is opening his new company in Seattle, WA called New A.C.T. Enterprises, LLC with the launch of the Bolt Head Capture Tool, a new truss tool.

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