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Tyler Wise
Tyler Wise

Tyler Wise Named US National Sales Manager for DTS Lighting

Nook Schoenfeld
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FARMINGDALE, NY -- Following Group One Limited’s October announcement that it is now handling US distribution for Designed To Shine (DTS) Lighting, the distributor has officially named Tyler Wise as the brand’s national sales manager. The announcement comes from Jack Kelly, Group One president. Wise will dually continue to serve—as the national sales manager for elektraLite, one of Group One’s other lighting brands as well.

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Rich Wilson
Rich Wilson

RL Wilson & Associates Named New Avolites Rep for Southwestern U.S.

Nook Schoenfeld
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FARMINGDALE, NY -- Avolites’ US distributor, Group One Ltd., appointed RL Wilson & Associates to represent the lighting brand in the Southwestern U.S. The announcement comes from Avolites/Group One National Sales Manager Brad White, to whom the firm reports. Effective immediately, the independent manufacturers’ representative firm is now servicing Avolites’ Southern California, Southern Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii territories.Headquartered in Temecula, California, RL Wilson & Associates was founded in 1988 and is under the direction of Principal Rich Wilson.

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KD Productions Partners Ed DiBona and Ken Kepler.
KD Productions Partners Ed DiBona and Ken Kepler.

Two Seasoned Pros Form KD Productions

Debi Moen
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NEWFIELD, NJ - Ken Kepler and Ed Di Bona have formed KD Productions, a full service AV production/rental company serving the Atlantic City/Philadelphia markets. The partners, who started their company two years ago, have a combined 50 years of industry experience. Di Bona was most recently technical director at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, NJ. Kepler spent more than 12 years as the lead audio engineer and lead project manager for Showorks Audio Visual.

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From left, Bill Richards, Teresa Vallis, Christian Pies (cast), Grant Bales-Smith, Heinz Siller (cast), Sabine Siller (cast)
From left, Bill Richards, Teresa Vallis, Christian Pies (cast), Grant Bales-Smith, Heinz Siller (cast), Sabine Siller (cast)

Philips Lighting Names German Distribution Partner

Nook Schoenfeld
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AMSTERDAM — Philips Lighting named cast as its distribution partner in Germany. As official distributor, cast has integrated Philips Vari-Lite moving head luminaires into its stock. The company will also hold a wider range of Philips Selecon LED fixtures, Strand Lighting control consoles and Showline effects lights.

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Wenger Acquires Secoa Assets

Nook Schoenfeld
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OWATONNA, MN – Wenger Corporation acquired the assets of Secoa, Inc. of Champlin, MN. The company says the acquisition will expand the products and services now offered for the performing arts market by Wenger and its subsidiary J.R. Clancy.

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Linda Hamburger
Linda Hamburger

PTT of Florida Names Linda Hamburger Marketing Communications Manager

Nook Schoenfeld
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DAVIE, FL - PTT of Florida, a leading provider of stagehand labor for live events, named Linda Hamburger marketing communications manager. Hamburger, a well-known publicist and writer, handles PTT’s sponsored on line group, Florida Riggers & Stagehands. She has worked with the company for more than 10 years, initially as a freelancer and now joins the company’s in-house team of professionals.

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 IBS Team accepting their 2016 ILEA Award for Spirit of Excellence
IBS Team accepting their 2016 ILEA Award for Spirit of Excellence

IBS Celebrates 20 Years

Nook Schoenfeld
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DUBAI - The IBS (International Building Services) Group celebrates 20 years at the top of the entertainment production industry in Dubai, having gained a solid reputation for building ambitious bespoke sets, providing detailed and elaborate décor as well as specialist draping and soft goods. The company is headed by Alan Scoley and embraces all types of events … from high profile corporate activations to live performances, cultural shows to conferences and exhibitions to lavish weddings.

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Carlos Zamora de Martino
Carlos Zamora de Martino

Chauvet Names Carlos Zamora de Martino GM of Chauvet Mexico

Nook Schoenfeld
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LERMA, Mexico – Chauvet named Carlos Zamora de Martino general manager of Chauvet Mexico. Prior to joining Chauvet’s Mexican operation, Zamora held senior executive positions at a number of global companies. He was also the co-founder and CEO of Geo Lite LED Lighting.  In his new position, he will be responsible for managing all facets of the Chauvet Professional, Chauvet DJ, Iluminarc and Trusst business in Mexico.

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Adam Vidaurri
Adam Vidaurri

Zenith Lighting, Inc Names Adam Vidaurri as Chief Operating Officer

Nook Schoenfeld
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ORLANDO - FL, - In response to consecutive years of major growth and expanding capabilities, Zenith Lighting, Inc has named long time team member Adam Vidaurri as Chief Operating Officer of the nearly 30 year old event and stage lighting company. Vidaurri joined Zenith Lighting in 2010 and quickly moved into a Sales Manager role and then more recently into the role of General Manager for the company’s South Florida location.

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Arrow Electronics and Harting signed the agreement at the Electronica trade fair in Munich. Arrow Electronics VP/GM John Drabik is pictured here (center), flanked by Harting’s Edgar-Peter Duning (left) and Jon DeSouza (right).
Arrow Electronics and Harting signed the agreement at the Electronica trade fair in Munich. Arrow Electronics VP/GM John Drabik is pictured here (center), flanked by Harting’s Edgar-Peter Duning (left) and Jon DeSouza (right).

Harting Expands Distribution Agreement with Arrow Electronics

Frank Hammel;
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MUNICH — At the Electronica trade fair here, Harting and Arrow Electronics announced and expanded distribution agreement Nov. 10. Arrow Electronics, which has been a Harting distributor in North America for 22 years, will now distribute the company’s products in the EMEA and APAC regions as well.

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