Apollo Design Technology was among this year's winners of the Growth 100 Award, given by The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, a division of Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. (www.internetapollo.com)

High End Systems' DL1 Digital Light fixture won Best Product of the Year at the Pro-Audio and Lighting Awards in Spain. The honor was presented Nov. 11 at the Broadcast 2004 trade show in Madrid. (www.highend.com)

Vari-Lite has hired Todd Kessler in a newly created position to oversee additional growth and development of the company's product training program. Questions regarding schedule, curriculum, or other details on product training classes should be directed to Kessler at tkessler@genlyte.com. (www.vari-lite.com)

Capture has announced the launch of Capture Americas to promote the sales of Capture 3.0 visualization software throughout North, Central, and South America. (www.captureamericas.com)

Philips Electronics has received an Emmy Award for its UHP lamp technology for “Excellence in engineering creativity in the area of lighting solutions for large screen TVs”. The National Television Academy recognized the lamp for its contribution to large screen TVs by bringing lighting solutions that have long life, high brightness, stable picture quality, and system reliability. (www.philips.com)

Super Vision International, Inc. has announced that it has signed four new licensees to its “Variable Color Lighting System” patent developed in 1988 by Richard Belliveau of High End Systems. The new licensees are: Advanced Lighting Systems, Inc. (ALSI), Element Labs, TPR Enterprises, and Shine Lighting. (www.svision.com)

Nate Mulvihill was the winner of a Prostar at a giveaway sponsored by The Lodestar Store.com at ETS-LDI at the Tomcat Global booth. Mulvihill is a member of the production team at Turning Point Services, Inc. (www.thelodestarstore.com)

Mark Roush has joined Dialight Corporation as vice president of illumination futures. He will be responsible for market development of LED products for the lighting industry. (www.dialight.com)

Presentation Services, a part of Audio Visual Services Corporation, has appointed Chuck Bauman to the position of regional vice president serving the New Orleans and Houston market. He will be responsible for audiovisual operations in multiple luxury and conference hotel properties. (www.ps-av.com)

Keith Gillum has joined Color Kinetics, overseeing sales in the metropolitan Los Angeles area. His experience includes senior sales roles at Osram, LEE Colortran, and Strand Lighting, as well as being a founding principal of KATIE Group, Inc. in LA. (www.colorkinetics.com)

Wybron, Inc. has appointed Joan Bolen as marketing coordinator. She has a background in computers and graphic design and has worked in marketing and public relations for the past 15 years. (www.wybron.com)

ILDA members elected Alberto Kellner of Laser Entertainment srl as the association's new president. Kellner, from Milan, Italy, is ILDA's first president from outside the US. (www.laserist.org)

The US Patent Office has issued a Certificate of Correction adding 21 claims to Permlight Product's patent 6,712,486 titled “Mounting Arrangement for Light Emitting Diodes,” while Duraled Lighting Technologies Corp. will license Permlight's patented thermal management technology for use in its upcoming bright white LED lighting product. In addition, Permlight has appointed Wayne Kiser as purchasing and production manager. (www.permlight.com)

Delray Lighting has appointed Adam Lamar as national sales director. In addition, the company has relocated its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility to: 7545 N. Lockheed Drive, Burbank, CA 91505-1045; phone: 818-767-3793. (www.delraylighting.com)

Kinetic Lighting has announced the appointment of Joel Sherman to assist with rental operations. Sherman, formerly of Angstrom Lighting, has 13 years experience as a rental agent. (www.kineticlighting.com)

IGM Stage Lighting in Barbados has moved to new offices: Unit 2A Building 14, Newton Industrial Estate, Christ Church, Barbados WI; phone: 246-420-5627. (www.igmstagelighting.com)

Michael Anderson, son of Roderick and Ann Dampier of BMI Supply South, Inc., died October 30 in Greer, SC. Anderson was just starting out in the entertainment industry, doing on-call for the local IATSE in Greenville, SC and pursuing a degree in radio broadcasting. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Sister Ann Brooks, In memory of Mike Anderson, Tutwiler Clinic, 205 Alma, Tutwiler, MS 38963.