RALEIGH, NC and NEW YORK – Available Light promoted Derek Barnwell, who is based in in Raleigh, NC to Principal. Available Light also promoted Rachel Gibney, who is based in New York, to senior associate.
NASHVILLE - Longtime industry veteran Pete Heffernan joins stage lighting industry leader Christie Lites. Heffernan was president of Bandit Lites for eight years prior to joining Christie Lites and his career spans more than three decades including as promoter of an Elvis Presley concert, lighting designer, production manager and finally as corporate executive. Heffernan said, “Christie Lites is a company that puts the client first and has a methodology that in my opinion is tops in the industry.”
ORLANDO — LMG hired Phil Sapp (pictured here, left) as LED Manager and Ed Boyer (right) as Manager of Systems Control. Sapp brings seven years of experience as an LED show technician to the job. Boyer has 20 years of experience in broadcasting and live sports to his new role.
LOS ANGELES - Richard Wilson has been named Elation Professional’s new independent sales representative for Southern California. Richard, who heads R.L. Wilson & Associates based in Temecula, California, has represented several lighting, audio and video companies since 1988. Richard brings with him three decades of valuable experience and a wealth of industry connections, invaluable when prospecting for new accounts. He will be representing Elation’s entire line of lighting and video products and started the new sales rep relationship on February 1st.
SUN VALLEY, CA — Rose Brand, based in Secaucus, NJ, noted a new location for its office serving the West Coast. The new location, 11440 Sheldon Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352, is just three miles from the company’s former location. Measuring 68,750 square feet, it’s 60 percent larger than the old facility. In addition to its East and West Coast locations, Rose Brand Inc. also has facilities for its Swag Decor company in the Orlando and Miami, Florida areas.
LOS ANGELES - Four years ago, in his final year of graduate studies at Cal Arts, Grant Dunn signed on as an intern with TMB’s Tech Support Department, specializing in video server support and programming. Since that time, Grant the Renaissance Man became a full-time TMB employee and has since served many valuable functions at TMB, from Video Editor, to Tech Support, to Event Management, and most recently, Sales/Customer Development, calling on and helping TMB’s customers throughout the Western US.
ENGLAND - UK based international entertainment industry engineering design and safety specialists and consultants BLUMANO Ltd is expanding and restructuring its operation.The move brings the service of systems control in-house, with software and hardware expert Lluis Diaz-Guerra and his company Copinya into the BLUMANO organization. It also coincides with a general BLUMANO rebranding and the launch of a streamlined new interactive website.
CHICAGO - ILC is pleased to announce that Rhiann Owen as a new Insides Salesperson. Rhiann is a Chicago native who was indulged in theater and the arts at an early age. In 2012, Rhiann began working with independent filmmakers in the Chicagoland area and before she knew it she was working more behind the camera than in front of it. By 2013 she was producing films that were featured in the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX. The past couple of years, Rhiann has been focusing on a different route. While still honing her skills in the industry, she became involved with live audio and lighting production.
LAS VEGAS, NV - Morpheus Lights, the exclusive distributor of Ayrton LED luminaires in the US market, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Celner as Business Development Manager. Tom is based in Chicago, and will assist Morpheus’ sales and management team in expanding and diversifying our clientele.
NYC - Susan McGuirl, the Head of North America Entertainment, Entertainment Division, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, has accepted an invitation to join the Behind the Scenes Foundation Board of Directors. Susan has been in the insurance industry for over 25 years holding various leadership positions in both claims and underwriting. Allianz Entertainment is the largest entertainment insurance writer in the U.S. focusing on providing specialized insurance solutions for the entertainment industry.
GERMANTOWN, WI —WAGO named Sergio Vergara senior sales and application engineer of Eastern Canada. He has lived in Canada for the past three years and is fluent in French, English and Spanish. An avid learner, he is currently working on his fourth language, Russian. Vergara plans to take his project-based experience and apply it to engineering support and sales for WAGO.