“For years, the stage lighting industry has been led by companies with three-letter names,” said President and CEO Keny Whitright. “PRG, ETC, ELS, TMB, and BMI are just a few of these. For 35 years Wybron struggled through with the burden of a six-letter name,” Whitright said laughing, “We finally realized we have too many letters in the company name. It was time to close the doors.”
Norris-Whitney Communications, publisher of Professional Lighting & Production magazine, has announced the appointment of Melissa Losier as Digital Marketing Coordinator. Melissa has an extensive background in broadcasting and software development as well as education in sales and marketing, accounting, computer technology, and graphic design.
Losier will be overseeing NWC’s digital marketing operations as well as providing customer service to the company’s advertising and marketing clients.
NWC President Jim Norris states, “We are pleased to have someone with Melissa’s background and experience join our company. This will allow us to launch several new online initiatives, improve our digital marketing program, and provide superior service and support to our clients.”
Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of Comweb Corp. has made three announced concerning equipment provider William F. White (WFW). First, the Company has entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with FlyCam Canada Inc., effective immediately. Second, the WFW has signed a letter of intent to purchase Telescopic Camera Cranes Ltd. Based in Vancouver, BC, Telescopic Camera Cranes Ltd. houses the largest fleet of Technocranes in the country, which is also one of the largest in the world, according to Bronfman. And finally, WFW has entered into a $40 million financing arrangement with BMO Financial Group.
The 24th edition of LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) set new all-time attendance and trade show records for its five-day run in Philadelphia, PA from April 21-25, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., president and chief operating officer of LFI managing partner AMC, Inc.
The LFI 2013 trade show floor covered a record 233,850 net sq. ft. and spotlighted 538 exhibitors, including 91 first-time exhibiting companies and 90 manufacturers headquartered outside the U.S.
Sounds Distribution has announced it is now the Canadian distributor for Le Maitre, LDR, and VMB products. All three distribution agreements are currently in effect.