Hels Australia Pty Ltd has been appointed Australian sales partner for the entire product range of transtechnik Lichtsysteme. Hels is based in Templestowe, Victoria, near Melbourne, the capital. The company will handle both the Australian market and the entire Southeast Asia region. In addition to the typical sales tasks, Hels will also offer technical help when planning lighting systems (e.g., studio planning).

Le Maitre announces the appointment of Chris McKeown as account manager of fog and special effects for the Mid-West division, which includes Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Kentucky. McKeown brings over 10 years of sales and customer service experience. He can be contacted by phone at 866-534-6662 or by e-mail at chris.mckeown@lemaitrefx.com.

The Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) staged a series of fundraising concerts in Los Angeles to raise awareness of artists' rights. The concerts were held in four different venues, all on the night of February 26. LSD/Fourth Phase of Newbury Park, CA, provided High End Systems gear for the Forum show, under the guidance of Robert Roth. More than 120 High End products were specified by the event's overall LD Nick Sholem, including Studio Color® 575 and Studio Spot® 575 automated luminaires, run on two Wholehog® II consoles.

King Safety Products has redesigned its website at www.kingsafety.com. The site now provides a comprehensive online resource of its product offerings, and will be updated regularly with enhancements and new information.

Martin Professional Plc has hired Dave Jacobs as technical manager at Martin's UK headquarters. Jacobs has a background in electronic and electrical servicing and comes to Martin from a position as service manager at Celco Ltd in London.