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Creative Holds Training, Adds Gavin

Creative Stage Lighting held in-house training sessions for its sales staff during the week of July 15. Participants received hands-on product training from manufacturers including Martin, Altman, Columbus-McKinnon, and Osram Sylvania. Among the training efforts was an emphasis on team building.

Kicking off the events with a keynote address was Richard Cadena, editor of PLSN. Mr. Cadena spoke about the future of the production and entertainment industry and how staff can keep up with technical evolution.

The company has hired Chris Gavin as purchasing manager. Mr. Gavin has 12 years of sales experience working with municipalities and various school districts. He will be responsible for inventory control and stock purchasing needs.

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Vari-Lite Adds Kibbe, Promotes Whitton

Vari-Lite, a Genlyte company, announced the hiring of Alan Kibbe as regional sales manager for the Northeast Region of the United States and the promotion of Ray Whitton to regional sales manager for the western region of the United States.

Mr. Kibbe will be based out of Norwalk, Connecticut, and will oversee the Vari-Lite Authorized Rental and Sales network in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Before joining Vari-Lite, Mr. Kibbe was the national sales manager for Rosco Laboratories. He also served as a project consultant with Theatre Projects Consultants, Inc, as well as a regional sales manager for Strand Lighting.

Based in Simi Valley, California, Mr. Whitton previously held the position of business development manager and now will oversee all Vari-Lite sales activities in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, and Montana.

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Norwegian Theatre Picks ETC's Eos

Following major technical refurbishments, Det Norske Teatret (The Norwegian Theatre) in Oslo, Norway, has specified ETC's most technically advanced theatre lighting console, Eos, as well as ETC Sensor and Sine Wave dimming and an ETC Unison architectural control system.

Built in 1985, the theatre is the largest performing arts venue in Norway, with three multi-disciplinary spaces offering a diverse program of both in-house and outside productions. Increases in the technical complexity of shows and the changing nature of lighting design demanded the theatre replace its entire entertainment, house, and work lighting systems with a more flexible network.

ETC's Norwegian distributor, Bright AS, was responsible for both the equipment supply and the installation. For more about Eos and other ETC products, visit

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PRG Adds Barcos to Inventory

PRG has added Barco Folsom's Encore Presentation System to its product inventory continuing a 24-month expansion of its video division. In high demand by producers and designers for large-scale conventions, corporate meetings, concerts and other live events, the Encore Presentation System can effectively support from one to 32 screens in any configuration, enabling a single console and operator to run up to 32 discrete screens, a seamless edge-blended superwide screen, or any combination. The system can integrate any combination of media including computers, live cameras, videotape, or DDR playback from standard definition to high resolution.

In March, PRG acquired Chicago-based High Performance Images (HPI).

With the growth of its video capabilities, the longtime leader in lighting, audio, and scenic technologies has become the one-stop shop for high-quality equipment and services for the entertainment industry.

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