A.C. Lighting Donates a Portion of Sales to Behind the Scenes

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
(LR) Jules Lauve, JF Canuel, Fred Mikeska, Rick Rudolph & Eddie Raymond

(LR) Jules Lauve, JF Canuel, Fred Mikeska, Rick Rudolph & Eddie Raymond

Chroma-Q, the brand of premium performance LED lighting solutions manufactured in North America, presented Behind the Scenes with a donation from the sale of the Color One 100 Series product line. The presentation was made during LDI on Nov. 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.

Behind the Scenes is a charitable organization developed to provide financial assistance to entertainment technology industry professionals who are seriously ill or injured or to their surviving family members. Each grant is unique to the recipient and could cover expenses including basic living costs, medical expenses, transportation or funeral costs.

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New Ownership at Westbury National Show Systems

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
Frank Gerstein

Frank Gerstein

Canadian audiovisual integration and event services firm Westbury National has announced that Frank Gerstein is now Owner, Chairman, and President, taking over from company founders David (Benny) Bennett and Rob Sandolowich. Both Bennett and Sandolowich will continue to play active roles within the organization.

Since joining Westbury National in 2010 as a partner and managing director, Gerstein has led corporate strategic planning in addition to running operations driving innovation in the company’s Event and Show Services, and bringing new advancements to the Audio and Visual Solutions division.

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NAMM Show 2018 Greatly Expanding Event Technology Education

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

NAMM_hdrThanks to its new partnership with the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA), the 2018 NAMM Show will greatly expand its educational program for event technology professionals. These sessions will be held at the NAMM Education Campus inside the Anaheim Hilton Hotel from January 25-28, 2018.

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SFM Now Distributing Panamax

Monday, November 20th, 2017
SFM's Simon Tournay, Brand Manager (left) & Steven Freytag, GM of the CI Division

SFM’s Simon Tournay, Brand Manager (left) & Steven Freytag, GM of the CI Division

Panamax from Core Brands today announced the appointment of Montreal-based SFM to serve as a Canada distribution partner for Panamax custom installation and pro solutions. According to Core Brands Vice President of Sales Jeff Costello, SFM is the ideal partner to bring Panamax power products to more resellers, integrators, and retailers throughout Canada.

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A.C. Lighting Now Distributing ProLights

Friday, November 17th, 2017

ProlightsFrom LDI, A.C. Lighting Inc.has announced a new partnership with Italian manufacturer ProLights.

The Italian-based ProLights brand has become well-established in Europe and is now looking to launch into the North American market. It focuses on the design and manufacture of lighting technologies and professional video products for events, TV, and architectural applications.

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QSC CEO Named President-Elect of 2018 AVIXA Board of Directors

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
Joe Pham

Joe Pham

QSC CEO Named President-Elect of 2018 AVIXA Board of Directors

QSC President and CEO Joe Pham has been named president-elect of the 2018 Board of Directors for AVIXA (formerly InfoComm International). This will be Pham’s fourth year serving on the board where he served as secretary-treasurer in 2017.

“Part of AVIXA’s rebranding is to reinvigorate the market and focus more on the user experience,” says Pham. “As this industry shifts into a world of convergence, AVIXA is looking to grow the AV industry globally and offer additional support and programs to its members. It really is an exciting time in our market and I’m thrilled to be part of this transformation.”

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Event Tech Education to Take Center Stage at The 2018 NAMM Show

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

namm-lightingAs part of it mission to bring together the music products, pro sound, and event technology industries, The 2018 NAMM Show will offer a wealth of opportunities for professionals involved in event technology to enhance their careers and make meaningful connections. The schedule of professional education will be held each day of The 2018 NAMM Show, January 25-28 in the NAMM Education Campus, located inside the Anaheim Hilton Hotel.

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LDI Show to Bring Lighting World to Vegas

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

02 LDIThe LDI Show is set to return to the Las Vegas Convention Center from Nov. 13-19, 2017.

Now in its 30th year, LDI will host over 13,000 attendees working in theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, houses of worship, and a wide range of international live and broadcast venues. More than 350 companies are set to exhibit this year, providing live demos and the opportunity for face-to-face discussions about their products and technologies.

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Best of BEIT to Launch at NAB Show New York

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

03NABThe Best of BEIT is launching at the NAB Show New York with a track of sessions highlighting outstanding research and timely presentations initially featured at the flagship Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology (BEIT) Conference, held at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. Best of BEIT will take place from October 18-19 during the 2017 NAB Show New York at the Javits Convention Center.

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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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