Matt Hazard Joins Vincent Lighting team; Tori Byrd Promoted to Production Manager

by Stage Directions
Matt Hazard joins the Vincent Lighting team and Tory Byrd is promoted to Production Manager
Matt Hazard joins the Vincent Lighting team and Tory Byrd is promoted to Production Manager

The team at Vincent Lighting Systems (VLS) is growing again, this time with the addition of Columbus, OH lighting veteran Matt Hazard and with the promotion of Tori Byrd to Production Manager.

Hazard’s area of sales responsibility will be central Ohio, focused on supporting clients and developing business for theaters, churches, schools, and architectural lighting environments. Hazard most recently was the Lighting Studio Manager at The Ohio State University and earned his BA and MFA from OSU.

“Vincent Lighting is extremely fortunate to have someone with Matt’s talents and network as part of our growing organization,” commented VLS General Manager Tom Siko. Hazard added, “After over 18 years working in academia, I'm looking forward to the challenge of changing my perspective on the lighting business.” Hazard is an ETCP-Certified Entertainment Electrician and a member of IATSE local 12. He will be based in the Columbus metro area and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (380) 222-3137.

Byrd earned her BA in Communication at Bowling Green State University and joined VLS in 2010 as Assistant Rental Shop Manager. Working alongside Production Managers Chris Shick and Derek Hons, Byrd will meet with prospective and current customers in northern Ohio, to determine how to transform clients’ visions into reality. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (216) 475-7989.

Further information from Vincent Lighting Systems: www.vls.com