Chris Barbee has been named Bandit Lites Vice President of Sales and Integration
Chris Barbee has been named Bandit Lites Vice President of Sales and Integration

Chris Barbee Named Bandit Lites Vice President of Sales and Integration

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Bandit Lites, has named long time team member Chris Barbee as Vice President of Sales and Integration. Barbee started at Bandit nearly 20 years ago and quickly ascended to the leadership team as the National Director of Sales and Installations. Since then, Barbee has led the team for many years, achieving phenomenal results year after year.

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Michael Unger
Michael Unger

Michael Unger Named New Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director

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Skylight Music Theatre today announced that Michael Unger will become the company’s new artistic director. Unger, a theatre and opera director based in New York City, has worked in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Yekaterinburg, Russia – and many places in between. A Chicago native, Unger has been the Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education at Off-Broadway’s The York Theatre Company which, like Skylight, produces only music theatre. The York has a special emphasis on developing and producing new musical works, one of Unger’s many interests.

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Ted Ohl, an experienced CEO/project development executive is ready for new opportunities
Ted Ohl, an experienced CEO/project development executive is ready for new opportunities

Ted Ohl, Founding Partner of Pook Diemont & Ohl, Resigns from Texas Scenic Company

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Ted Ohl, founding partner of Pook Diemont & Ohl, Inc. is leaving Texas Scenic Company effective August 2, 2019. “I am ready for a change—for a chance to explore new opportunities and to continue using my experience and passion to grow our industry’s reach,” said Ohl. Most recent projects include: NYC’s Javits Convention Center Expansion, The Shed at Hudson Yards, Nashville’s Belmont University PAC, Capitol One Center in VA, and the TSC Palace in Times Square.

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Jesse Poreca has joined the Charlotte office of Bandit Lites as an Installation and Service Specialist
Jesse Poreca has joined the Charlotte office of Bandit Lites as an Installation and Service Specialist

Bandit Lites Grows its Sales Team

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The Bandit Lites Sales team is once again expanding to meet the ever-growing demand of projects. Jesse Poreca has joined the Charlotte office as an Installation and Service Specialist where he will assist in project management, installation and customer support of new theatrical lighting system install projects and renovations along with assisting the Sales and Installation Division to provide existing clients customer service support, service calls and repairs.

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Charlotte Webster
Charlotte Webster

ADJ Group Welcomes New Trade Show Manager

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The ADJ Group of Companies announces the appointment of Charlotte Wester as its new Trade Show Manager. Based out of the group’s Los Angeles headquarters, she will be responsible for organization of the company’s booths at the numerous tradeshows at which it exhibits each year representing its market-leading brands including Elation Professional, ADJ Lighting, Acclaim Lighting, Global Truss America, and Avante Audio.

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Niccolo Cascino has joined Elation as Business Development Manager based in the Los Angeles office
Niccolo Cascino has joined Elation as Business Development Manager based in the Los Angeles office

Niccolo Cascino Joins Elation as Business Development Manager

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Elation Professional announces that Niccolo Cascino has joined the growing entertainment lighting company as a Business Development Manager. Niccolo joins Elation from 8th Ward Management, a management company for live production creatives that he founded in 2013.

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Daniel Bakies joins Riedel as a project manager
Daniel Bakies joins Riedel as a project manager

Daniel Bakies Joins Riedel as Project Manager for U.S. System Consulting Team

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Riedel Communications named Daniel Bakies project manager for the company’s U.S. system consulting team. In this newly created position, Bakies will work to ensure the smooth rollout of large-scale, multifaceted projects based on Riedel’s line of real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks. Bakies reports to Rick Seegull, manager, system consulting, for Riedel North America.

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