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.
Westbury 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.
Altman 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.”
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.
On 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.
Production 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.
Wayne Korhonen, the principal and owner of The CETEC Group Inc., has announced a Canadian manufacturers representative agreement for Optec Display. Optec has patented many breakthroughs in LED display technology and has grown into one of North America’s leading large format, LED display manufacturers.
“The CETEC Group’s expansion to represent Optec Displays, Inc. integrates our client focused technical, design and support capabilities and value to integrators, specifiers and resellers”, says Wayne Korhonen.
“Optec Displays, Inc. is pleased to partnership with CETEC Group’s seasoned professionals growing our customer base with our brand values and strategy designing and developing innovative long-lasting LED display technology, control systems, and software.”, says Mark Sidge, Director Strategic Accounts, Optec Displays, Inc.
Sounds Distribution has announced its new management structure following the sudden passing of company president Rohan Persaud in May 2017.
“Our review over the past four weeks allowed us to better understand our strategy, goals and business needs, and resulted in a change in how our management team is structured,” the company said in its announcement to clients and customers.
The PLASA Show seminar program is one of its most important and popular features of show, each year hosting industry experts from around the world who share their knowledge, skills, and experience. This year, with the show taking place Sept. 17-19 in London, U.K., the new, enhanced program is set to deliver more content than before and will feature a diverse range of subjects that will look at topical issues, ground-breaking concepts, and deliver real insight into the world of entertainment technology.
Automation specialist Kinesys is staging its first product awareness demonstration in Canada on July 8th, 2017. The goal is to make people aware that Kinesys products have “officially landed” in Canada and are available through Toronto’s Drifter Rigging.
The Demo Day is a collaboration between David Bond, who runs Kinesys’ North American operation, and Mark “Drifter” Desloges from Drifter Rigging, a new rental operation recently established in Toronto with a selection of Kinesys equipment. It will be held in a warehouse facility at 100 Carson St., Unit A, in Etobicoke.