A.C. Lighting Hires Dorothy Brennan as VP of HR

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Dorothy Brennan

Dorothy Brennan

A.C. Lighting has announced the appointment of Dorothy Brennan as vice president of human resources.

Brennan is A.C. Lightings’ fourth high-profile hire in recent months. According to the company, her hire comes at an appropriate time, as A.C. Lightings is positioned for exponential growth within the coming months.

Brennan brings over 20 years of direct experience and comes to A.C. Lightings from Canadian General Tower Limited where she held the position of VP of human resources. Prior to Canadian General Tower, Brennan was the director of human resources at RM2 Canada Inc.

As VP of human resources, Brennan will support the growth of the company, employing her skills with organizational policies and procedures, employee benefit design, performance management and talent acquisition.

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Paul Pelletier Named Global Brand Manager for Chroma-Q

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Paul_Pelletier_Sept2017Chroma-Q has appointed Paul Pelletier as Global Brand Manager.

Pelletier is a 30 year veteran in the performance lighting industry working for industry leaders, most recently Martin Professional in the role of solution manager. Bringing with him extensive experience working with key brands, Pelletier has been an integral asset in brand development and marketing. He has worked closely with product development, sales, marketing and technical support to develop products, as well as to promote and sell these products within the lighting marketplace.

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Date & Location Revealed for Westbury National’s 3rd Imagine Technology Showcase

Friday, September 8th, 2017

0XImagineWestbury National has announced the date and location for this year’s edition of the Imagine technology showcase. The third annual showcase of AV, conferencing, entertainment, and performance technologies will be held at the Royal Conservatory of Music at 272 Bloor St. W. in downtown Toronto. The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. ET.

Imagine will bring together professionals who works with, support, or are passionate about audiovisual, conferencing, entertainment, or performance technologies. It offers an opportunity to connect directly with key manufacturers and industry experts, while seeing, touching, and testing the latest hardware, software, and other solutions.

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Altman Lighting Names Miles Dudgeon as new Northeast Regional Sales Manager

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Miles DudgeonAltman Lighting has announced the appointment of Miles Dudgeon as its new Northeast regional sales manager for North America.  Based in upstate New York, Dudgeon will manage the Altman Lighting sales efforts in the northeastern U.S., as well as Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland.

“I am thrilled to add Miles to our sales team,” says Nick Champion, Altman Lighting’s VP of North American sales. “His background working with industry manufacturers is extensive, and his work as an end user adds a perspective that will help him be able to quickly understand and address the needs of our customers and partners.”

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Executives From DraftKings & McAfee to Headline 2017 NAB Show New York Opening Session

Friday, August 25th, 2017

NAB NYThe opening event for the 2017 NAB Show New York will feature Paul Liberman, chief operating officer and co-founder of DraftKings, the sports-tech entertainment platform, and Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee, a leading cybersecurity company. Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and co-located with InfoComm Connections, NAB Show New York will take place from Oct. 18-19, 2017 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. With more than 6,800 attendees and 300 exhibitors, NAB Show New York showcases next-generation technology for media, entertainment and telecom professionals with conferences and workshops focused on television, film, satellite, online video, live events, corporate A/V, production, and post.

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LDI2017 Awards Adds Two Voters’ Choice Categories

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

14 LDIIn addition to its traditional awards categories for Best Debuting Products and Booth Awards, and the annual Paky Award, LDI2017 will also present two new Voters’ Choice Awards to be decided by Live Design readers and LDI attendees: Rental & Staging Company and Dealer/Distributor.

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AVL Now distributing ROE Creative Display Products in Canada

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

ROE Visual, a subsidiary of Unilumin, has appointed Montreal-based AVL Media Group as the exclusive Canadian distributor of ROE Creative Display products. The announcement was made by ROE Visual Sales Director Grace Kuo.

Founded in 2006, ROE Visual creates professional quality scalable LED creative display solutions. With a primary focus on modular LED wall systems targeted to concert touring and special event production, ROE products are known for efficiency of installation, ease of use, and reliable performance indoors and out. ROE products have been used recently on the Australian open and U2’s current Joshua Tree world tour.

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ETC Brings End Users to Wisconsin for Fourth CUE Conference

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

ETC-CUE-programmingOn July 20th, nearly 250 ETC end users arrived in Madison, WI, for the fourth CUE conference. CUE, short for Create Understand Experience, is a professional development conference hosted by ETC every other summer.

This year’s classes were organized into one- and two-day-long tracks so attendees would have a more immersive, educational experience. Tracks focused on technicians, educators, general system networking, designing a better theater, and Eos console programming. The typical daily class schedule was enhanced this summer with optional Saturday evening classes.

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Badge Registration Open for The NAMM Show 2018

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

NAMM_hdrBadge registration is currently open for the 2018 edition of The NAMM Show, running Jan. 25-28, 2018 in Anaheim, CA. This edition is sure to be NAMM’s biggest yet as the show looks to significantly increase the pro audio, lighting, and staging industry presence thanks to a newly-expanded convention centre, partnerships with AES, ESTA, and The Parnelli Awards, and more.

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Drifter Rigging Opens in Toronto

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

06 Mark DeslogesProduction veteran Mark “Drifter” Desloges has launched Drifter Rigging in Toronto. The company’s aim is to offer the Canadian market access to the most widely used automation products for mid- to higher-range productions.

The company’s first formal job was the extensive automation for the 2017 Calgary Stampede Grandstand stage, featuring Drifter Rigging’s Elevation 1+ variable speed chain hoists and Libra load cells. Additionally, in early July, Drifter Rigging and Kinesys USA hosted a Demo Day at Christie Lites’ Toronto location that featured the first North American deployment of Kinesys’ brand new Apex system.

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