(L to R) Robert Long and Jim Read are now Fellows of the American Society of Theatre Consultants
(L to R) Robert Long and Jim Read are now Fellows of the American Society of Theatre Consultants

The American Society of Theatre Consultants Announces New Fellows and Members 2018

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The American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC) announces that at the Fall 2018 Forum meeting held in Chicago on Oct. 13, 2018, two members were recognized and awarded the title of ASTC Fellow for their outstanding service to the society and to the profession.  Robert Long, FASTC of Theatre Consultants Collaborative, Inc. and Jim Read, FASTC of George C. Izenour Associates are recipients for 2018. 

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Brian Dowd joins GLP US as Sales Director
Brian Dowd joins GLP US as Sales Director

GLP Appoints Brian Dowd as Sales Director

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Brian Dowd joins GLP US in a new position as Sales Director for the company. From an early start, building his first lighting rig at age 15, Dowd has enjoyed a career encompassing positions as electrician, rigger, designer, and production manager. Through a subsequent illustrious career within the sales and marketing side of the industry, most recently as Sales Director for another lighting firm, Dowd brings an extensive combination of skill and knowledge to this new position.

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Bill Groener forms GRO(2)B, a systems integration consulting firm
Bill Groener forms GRO(2)B, a systems integration consulting firm

Bill Groener Forms GRO(2)B, a Systems Integration Consulting Firm

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GRO(2)B, led by principal Bill Groener, provides systems integration and consulting services for architectural, themed, and entertainment lighting projects. Groener is an independent systems integrator/consultant who will work on behalf of numerous clients to help them achieve their goals in a timely and cost-effective manner.

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Marty Postma
Marty Postma

Marty Postma Joins Robe

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Lighting designer and creative technology expert Marty Postma is coming off the road and joining Robe North America’s sales force as regional sales manager for the Northeast. Postma has over 20 years’ experience on the front-line of concert touring and live events, working as a lighting designer, director, programmer, operator, and technician, all of which will be a huge asset to Robe.

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