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Julie Smith Joins Altman Lighting

Nook Schoenfeld
On the Move

YONKERS, NY - Altman Lighting is pleased to announce that Julie Smith has joined the Altman team in the role of General Manager. Julie will work from the Altman Lighting headquarters in Yonkers, NY to oversee all facets on the company’s daily operations.

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Fourleaf Takes Over GLP Distribution in Japan
Fourleaf Takes Over GLP Distribution in Japan

Fourleaf Takes Over GLP Distribution in Japan

Nook Schoenfeld
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SUN VALLEY, CA – GLP has appointed the company Fourleaf Inc. to handle its market leading LED and discharge lighting fixtures in Japan. Described by GLP’s Sales Director, Asia, Søren Storm as “young, hungry and with a high energy level” he adds that Fourleaf has further credentials in that the company already has in-depth knowledge of the catalogue, and the existing users in the territory. Michael Muenz, GLP General Manager, Asia, is pictured here shaking hands with Fourleaf president and CEO, Shinichi Kikukawa.

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

Nook Schoenfeld
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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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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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Analog Way HQ for the Americas in Buford, GA, outside Atlanta
Analog Way HQ for the Americas in Buford, GA, outside Atlanta

Analog Way Opens New Facility in Buford, GA; Will Serve as HQ for the Americas

Nook Schoenfeld
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BUFORD, GA – Analog Way opened its new headquarters for the Americas in Buford, GA, which is in Gwinnett County outside Atlanta. The 15,000 square-foot facility, located at 3047 Summer Oak Place in Buford, will house operations for the company's staff devoted to sales, administration, finance, IT, technical support and product repair, and also includes a warehouse for the company's products. The company's new HQ for the Americas comes after 13 years of focusing its U.S. operations in NYC.

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Ai logo
Ai logo

Avolites Names Group One Sole US Distributor For Ai Media Server

Nook Schoenfeld
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FARMINGDALE, NY -- Avolites Ltd named Farmingdale, NY-based Group One Ltd as the sole US distributor for its Ai range of media servers. As of May 1t, Group One is now promoting, selling and supporting Avolites’ new Ai R Series media servers, which boast a long list of powerful features and hardware, alongside the manufacturer’s existing lighting control products, all designed and manufactured in the UK.

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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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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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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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