Michael Keeling, former VP of sales for the Obie Company, has returned to the stage lighting industry. As of October 1, Keeling has been representing a new division of Christie Lites in the US under the moniker Christie Lites L.A.

"Christie Lites has a strong focus on human resources and as a result is very service-oriented," Keeling says. "My experience in the touring market is well matched by their depth of inventory and ability to custom-fabricate. I feel we will service the industry well together."

Keeling can be reached at: Christie Lites L.A., 110 Corona Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90803; phone: 562/434-7808, fax: 562/987-4266, e-mail: mkeeling@gte.net.