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Stampede CEO and founder Mark Wilkins
Stampede CEO and founder Mark Wilkins

Christie Appoints Stampede Europe to Serve as Distribution Partner

Nook Schoenfeld
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AMHERST, NY - Stampede CEO and founder Mark Wilkins, pictured here, noted that, after years of success taking the Christie brand, products and services to the North American market, Christie has appointed Stampede Europe to serve as a distribution partner for its Business Products, LED and Video Wall Solutions. According to Wilkins, both parties are confident that their successful North American collaboration ensures continued success with the UK as a new base and market.

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Renaat De Wilde and Alex Mair
Renaat De Wilde and Alex Mair

Renaat De Wilde Joins Lexair Entertainment

Nook Schoenfeld
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MACQUARIE PARK, Australia – Lexair, the Australian and New Zealand distributor of High End Systems, Green Hippo and TMB products, named Renaat De Wilde sales and marketing director, a new position. De Wilde  recently moved to Australia from Texas, where he was most recently the VP of sales and business development at High End Systems and before that the regional director/Scandinavia and Eastern Europe at Barco, will be responsible for driving business growth and enhancing customer experience through marketing and sales activity across Australia and New Zealand including the Lexair regional dealer network.

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Penn Elcom's Rory Winston and Roger Willems
Penn Elcom's Rory Winston and Roger Willems

Penn Elcom Launches New Irish Operation

Nook Schoenfeld
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DUBLIN, Ireland - Penn Elcom, a manufacturer of flightcase hardware and 19-inch racks, launched Penn Elcom Ireland. The new facility will be led by Rory Winston. Along with Penn Elcom Ireland, Winston will oversee the company's 7,000-square-foot wareshouse in south County Dublin, which will supply customers with the most popular 19 inch racks. Pictured here, from left, are Rory Winston and Penn Elcom chairman and founder Roger Willems.

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Atom Slaby joins Blizzard Lighting
Atom Slaby joins Blizzard Lighting

Blizzard Lighting Names Atom Slaby 'Particle Accelerator'

Nook Schoenfeld
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WAUKESHA, WI. – Blizzard Lighting expanded its staff recently with Atom Slaby, who has bragging rights to a unique job title, "Particle Accelerator." In this new role, Slaby will aid in process improvement and data analytics. Slaby spent the last seven years working for one of the country’s largest DISH Network retailers in roles ranging from inside sales to business intelligence. This experience, and his charming good looks, make him a key asset to the team at Blizzard Lighting.

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Hubbell Lighting Names John DiNardi GM for Lighting Components Business
Hubbell Lighting Names John DiNardi GM for Lighting Components Business

Hubbell Lighting Names John DiNardi GM for Lighting Components Business

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GREENVILLE, SC — Hubbell Lighting named John DiNardi general manager and vice president of the Hubbell Lighting Components Business, based in Elgin, IL. He currently heads Hubbell Lighting’s Technology and Business Development program. This move connects the solid state lighting components brands with Hubbell’s advanced technology, product and business development group.

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New logo for SLX, formerly Stage Electrics Hire and Events
New logo for SLX, formerly Stage Electrics Hire and Events

U.K.'s Stage Electrics Hire and Events Changes Name to SLX

Nook Schoenfeld
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BRISTOL, U.K. - Stage Electrics Hire and Events announced that the company will now be known as SLX. The company, founded 35 years ago, also released its new logo, which appears here. The company is also operating with a new warehouse to better assist customers in the U.K. and Europe.The former Stage Electrics branches in London and Exeter are now operating as part of SLX, and the company pledged to continue to provide tailored event and rental solutions.

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ADJ Names Australis Music Group as its New Australian Distributor
ADJ Names Australis Music Group as its New Australian Distributor

ADJ Names Australis Music Group as its New Australian Distributor

Nook Schoenfeld
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SYDNEY - ADJ Group named Australis Music Group as the new official ADJ distributor for Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Cooke Islands. ADJ noted that this strategic partnership will increase the availability of ADJ’s expansive range of products in the region, backed by a well-respected company with a knowledgeable team of sales and support staff. Australis is based in Alexandria, NSW, in the Sydney metro area.

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Stephen Thurber

RZI Lighting Adds Stephen Thurber as National Sales Manager

Nook Schoenfeld
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NEW ORLEANS - RZI Lighting named industry veteran Stephen Thurber National Sales Manager. Prior to RZI, Thurber worked for the past 12 yearsat two major lighting/production companies in the roles of production manager, lighting designer and sales manager. Thurber also worked for several theatre companies including Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Le Petit Theatre and Southern Rep Theatre, working as a  lighting designer, scenic designer, technical director, master electrician, stage manager and managing director. Thurber also coordinated, managed, and designed scenic and lighting for eight years of tours including Cabaret, Annie Get your Gun, Chorus Line, The Wizard of Oz and Beauty and the Beast.

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4Wall to Purchase Film and TV Division of BML-Blackbird
4Wall to Purchase Film and TV Division of BML-Blackbird

4Wall to Purchase Film and TV Division of BML-Blackbird; Elliot Krowe Joins 4Wall NY

Nook Schoenfeld
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SECAUCUS, NJ – 4Wall Entertainment Lighting and BML-Blackbird Theatrical Services have reached an agreement for 4Wall to purchase the Film & Television division of New Jersey based BML. In addition to the equipment purchase, current BML-Blackbird CEO Elliot Krowe, who has led the film & TV division within the company for over ten years, will be joining 4Wall New York as part of the acquisition.

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Mickey Curbishley
Mickey Curbishley

Mickey Curbishley, CEO of PRG Music Group, Announces Resignation

Nook Schoenfeld
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LOS ANGELES – Mickey Curbishley announced June 13 that he will be leaving Production Resource Group as of June 30, 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. Prior to PRG, he had been co-owner of Light & Sound Design (LSD), which PRG acquired in 1998. Prior to joining LSD in 1994, he had toured with top artists including Elton John, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, George Harrison, Frank Sinatra, Judas Priest, AC/DC and Prince.

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