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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Daryl Sutton is the new house of worship specialist with Chauvet
Daryl Sutton is the new house of worship specialist with Chauvet

Daryl Sutton Joins CHAUVET as House of Worship Specialist

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CHAUVET announced that Daryl Sutton has joined the company as its National Worship Resource Manager. A founding director of the Worship Arts Technology Summit (W.A.T.S.), Sutton brings a wealth of experience in serving churches to his new position. Prior to joining CHAUVET, he was with Martin Professional/HARMAN International for 17 years, filling a number of positions related to the house of worship market, most recently as Global Business Development & Solutions Manager – Worship.

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Lewis Long joins CHAUVET as Southeast business development manager
Lewis Long joins CHAUVET as Southeast business development manager

CHAUVET Professional Appoints Lewis Long Southeast Business Development Manager

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Lewis Long has been named Southeast Business Development Manager of CHAUVET Professional. Long, who will be based out of the company’s Sunrise, FL global headquarters, will be representing the CHAUVET Professional and ILUMINARC lines of lighting, as well as ChamSys consoles.

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David Ivers
David Ivers

South Coast Repertory Names David Ivers as Artistic Director

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South Coast Repertory and its Board of Trustees announced that David Ivers, director, educator, and actor, will be the theatre’s new artistic director. The appointment followed an extensive national search. Ivers joins Paula Tomei, managing director, as co-chief executive officer of the 55-year-old Tony Award-winning theatre, and takes up the position fulltime next March. Until then, he will be wrapping up prior projects and commitments, while working collaboratively to program SCR’s 2019-20 season.

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Chris Gonzalez is the new western territory sales manager for DAS Audio
Chris Gonzalez is the new western territory sales manager for DAS Audio

DAS Audio Appoints Chris Gonzalez Western Territory Sales Manager

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DAS Audio announces the appointment of Chris Gonzalez to the position of Western Territory Sales Manager. In his new company role, Gonzalez will be responsible for all DAS Audio sales throughout the western territory, including but not limited to independent dealers, integrators, and consultants. This position also involves the gathering of competitive data as well as generating comparative analysis on the company’s existing and new products in relation to offerings of competing firms. Further, training, demonstration, and tradeshow support are also an integral part of this position. Gonzalez is stationed at DAS Audio’s Miami office.

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