Grif Palmer, vice president of sales for High End Systems, has assumed additional responsibilities for High End's European operations and London office. His is just one of several new appointments as the company increases its continental presence.

David Catterall, former sales and marketing manager of Flying Pig Systems Ltd., is now responsible for both High End and Flying Pig products throughout Europe; Catterall will serve as European sales manager and is based in London. David March, former operations manager for Vari-Lite UK, has been named European operations manager and will also be based in London.

Claas Ernst, former business development manager for Eastern Europe, has been appointed regional sales manager for Central Europe and continues to be based in Munich, Germany. CEO Frank Gordon says, "These are the first of many steps High End is taking to expand its European presence and better support its customers there."