Jill Anna Ponasik
Jill Anna Ponasik

Jill Anna Ponasik Named Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Associate

Michael Eddy

Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Ray Jivoff announced that Jill Anna Ponasik will join Skylight as Artistic Associate effective Sept. 5, 2017. Ponasik will continue her role as producing artistic director of Milwaukee Opera Theatre, a company she has guided since 2009. In her part-time position as Skylight artistic associate, she will work closely with Jivoff and Skylight staff to develop and implement Skylight’s strategic, artistic and educational programming and priorities.

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Frank Bothe and Jan Biermann (L to R)
Frank Bothe and Jan Biermann (L to R)

d&b audiotechnik Expands R&D and Strengthens Management Team

Michael Eddy

d&b audiotechnik is expanding its Research and Development department and has appointed a new member to its management team. With effect from August 1st, Jan Biermann takes over from Frank Bothe as Head of Research and Development. Bothe will now focus on the company’s medium to long term technology roadmap in his role as Chief Technology Officer. As leader of the Research and Development team Biermann will be responsible for implementing product development projects, reporting to d&b Managing Director Markus Strohmeier.

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Steve Terry and Dennis Varian (L to R)
Steve Terry and Dennis Varian (L to R)

Steve Terry and Dennis Varian Move into New Roles at ETC

Michael Eddy

Steve Terry recently accepted a new role as director of standards and industry relations at ETC. Lighting technology has changed significantly in the past several years and the move to solid-state lighting systems has been rapid. In this new role, Terry will continue his work on codes and standards in order to accommodate these changes. Additionally, he will act as an active resource for ETC customers, specifiers, and consultants on system design, code, and technology issues.

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Gustavo Casolino is now a Technical Support Engineer with Alcorn McBride
Gustavo Casolino is now a Technical Support Engineer with Alcorn McBride

Gustavo Casolino Joins Alcorn McBride as Technical Support Engineer

Michael Eddy

Alcorn McBride, a manufacturer of show control, audio, and video equipment, has announced that Gustavo Casolino has joined the company as Technical Support Engineer. Casolino spent the last six years as Systems Audio Engineer at LMG, LLC in Orlando. Prior to that he served as a Designer and Audio Crew Chief at Walt Disney World Company for four years. A graduate of the Music School of Buenos Aires, Argentina with a degree in recording arts sound engineering, Casolino holds numerous professional certifications.

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Notch adds Mark Jennings and Armin Kazlauskas (L to R)
Notch adds Mark Jennings and Armin Kazlauskas (L to R)

Notch Adds New Personnel

Michael Eddy

Notch, creators of a real-time graphics workflow for production of video content, live visual effects, VR, and interactive experiences, announced two key appointments as they continue to grow. The company, which has been powering content creation and interactivity for the world’s biggest artists, brands, and events - including U2 and Beyoncé, has added Mark Jennings and Armin Kazlauskas.

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