Next Story in this issue
News & Notices
In Memoriam:
News From:
Conference & Stage Expo
For the Record
Welcome Robert Juliat

We welcome Robert Juliat as a new Sustaining member of the Institute. The company is a long-time member of USITT, and has now increased that involvement to the Sustaining member level. Robert Juliat is a three-generation family-run company dedicated to manufacturing quality stage lighting equipment. The company is best known for producing high performance tungsten and HMI followspots and profiles, but the company also manufacturers PC and fresnel spotlights and other specialty lighting products such as ESPION DMX Analyzer. To learn more, visit

To Top

New Leadership at Theatre Projects

Richard Pilbrow, founder of Theatre Projects Consultants, has announced that ownership of the firm has been transferred to a new generation of leaders. The transition allows key members of staff to take on both leadership and ownership of Theatre Projects Consultants and provides for ownership to extend to other members of the firm in the future.  

The United States team will be led by John Coyne, Benton Delinger, Gene Leitermann, and Michael Nishball. The new structure is designed to increase collaboration with the company's United Kingdom office. The leadership team in the UK includes David Staples, Alan Russell, Jerry Godden, Mark Stroomer, Marion Daehms, and Andrew De Rosa.

"For the past few years, we have been planning this ownership transition of the US and UK companies to the younger members of our team, and we feel that now is the right time for that change," said Mr. Pilbrow, who will continue his involvement as Founder and Chairman Emeritus. Brian Hall will continue to support the company in his role as Principal Theatre Designer. In the UK, several senior colleagues are retiring from the company, including Iain Mackintosh, Lou Fleming, and Anthony Field.

To Top

Terry takes Leviton Post

Matthew Terry has been named Western Regional Sales Manager for Leviton Integrated Networks and Controls. He will direct sales in the region which includes Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington and field sales operations including management of sales specialists and lighting control specialists.

To Top

Lex Products Acquires Electrol

Lex Products Corp., manufacturer of both portable and fixed power distribution systems, acquired the Electrol Engineering Corporation, enhancing its robust product lines and extending its presence in the entertainment industry. Bill Fehrmann, Electrol founder, will run it as a division of Lex Products from its current Forest Hill, Maryland location.

"This is a perfect fit for us," said Bob Luther, Lex Products CEO. "It takes us into areas where we belong, such as rack-mount power distribution and dimming capability. And the products are totally compatible with ours, offering durability, long life, and state-of-the-art features."

To Top

TOMCAT Sets 2007 Workshops

The dates have been set for TOMCAT's Hoist & Rigging Workshop 2007! The annual school includes workshops on hoists, rigging, truss, and fall protection taught by industry experts. Workshops will be February 21 to 24, in Midland, Texas. The Advanced Workshop on hoist motors and truss design, meant for those who have already completed TOMCAT's four day workshop and/or those with extensive experience working with motors and truss in the field, will run February 23 and 24, also in Midland.

For additional information or to register contact Lisa Jebsen at (432) 694-7070 or

To Top

New Address, New Staff for Auerbach

Auerbach Pollack Friedlander, Performing Arts/Media Facilities Planning and Design has moved its New York office and added staff to its San Francisco office.

The new address in New York is 266 West 37th St., 10th Floor, New York, NY with a telephone number of 212-764-5630 and a fax of 212-764-5632.

Joining the San Francisco office are Kenneth Fause and Robert Hill. Mr. Fause is a principal and brings more than 35 years of professional experience to the firm include the design of theatre production systems, audio/visual systems, broadcast facilities, and acoustics. Mr. Hill is a project manager, senior consultant, and designer. His 15 years of technical theatre experience includes lighting direction and supervision for more than 100 operas in the United States and Japan.

To Top