Ken Vannice, Fellow of USITT
Ken Vannice, Fellow of USITT

In Memoriam: Ken Vannice

Michael Eddy

Ken Vannice passed away on the morning of January 15th, in Portland, OR, after a battle with cancer. Vannice was a long-time member of USITT and was inducted as a Fellow of the Institute in 2004. His favorite USITT memory was of leading the charge to revise the NEC including adding the requirements for single-conductor feeder systems. Vannice once commented on what USITT meant to him as, "USITT has always been a place for me to shared ideas and hone skills. Furthermore, many of my extended family members are Institute members."

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An acrobatic-inspired version of The Wizard of Oz at Syracuse Stage. Photos: Michael Davis
An acrobatic-inspired version of The Wizard of Oz at Syracuse Stage. Photos: Michael Davis

Artiste DaVinci Over the Rainbow for The Wizard of Oz at Syracuse Stage

Michael Eddy

The recent Syracuse Stage production of The Wizard of Oz is the story you know well but was told in a new way with tumbling and flying elements from acrobats turned actors from New York’s 2 Ring Circus.The family favorite musical, directed by Donna Drake, was Syracuse Stage's holiday co-production with the Syracuse University Department of Drama. The creative team for Wizard of Oz included: Lighting Designer Herrick Goldman, Scenic Designer, Linda Buchanan; Costume Designer, Jess Ford; Projection Designer, Kate Freer; Sound Designer, Jon Herter; Wig Designer, Dave Bova; and Associate Lighting Designer, Lisa Renkel.

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George Dreyer, Jon Garner, and Brandon Rinas join the VUE team
George Dreyer, Jon Garner, and Brandon Rinas join the VUE team

VUE Announces Three New Hires As Part of Ongoing Expansion

Michael Eddy

On the heels of a record-setting 2017 and its largest U.S. national tour, VUE today announced that a new senior product engineer, George Dreyer, and two additional sales representatives, Jon Garner and Brandon Rinas have joined the rapidly expanding VUE team. Dreyer, Garner, and Rinas will be based out of VUE’s headquarters in Escondido, CA.

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Lewis Long joins GLP US as Business Development Manager
Lewis Long joins GLP US as Business Development Manager

Lewis Long Joins GLP US Inc.

Michael Eddy

California based GLP US Inc. announces the appointment of industry veteran Lewis Long as their new Business Development Manager. Well known, and highly respected, Lewis joins GLP after a long and successful tenure with Martin Professional’s US division during which he fulfilled multiple roles. Serving as Business Development Manager, Lewis will be working across GLP’s full market areas, generating new business growth and solidifying the company’s existing activities.

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The SERAPID Group
The SERAPID Group

The SERAPID Group Announces Changes in Top Management

Michael Eddy

The SERAPID Group develops, manufactures, and supplies horizontal and vertical load transfer systems based on Rigid Chain Technology (RCT), across a wide range of industries. Thanks to the trust of its customers and the good work commitment of its team, The SERAPID Group has become one of the leading manufacturers in its market segment during its 45 years of existence.

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Martin Berger, the new CSO for Riedel Communications
Martin Berger, the new CSO for Riedel Communications

Martin Berger Joins Riedel Communications as Chief Sales Officer

Michael Eddy

Riedel Communications has created the new role of Chief Sales Officer (CSO) and recruited Martin Berger for the position. Berger joins the company with more than 20 years of experience in various international sales and marketing positions and is tasked with aligning and managing the global sales organization while driving the company's expansion into new businesses.

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