Richard L. Angel has been named senior vice president of Lutron Electronics Co. Inc.

Appointments at A.C. Lighting in the UK: Graham Bassett, Northern region sales coordinator; Dave Hartl, Northern region sales representative, and Steve Dean, marketing manager, based at the corporate offices in High Wycombe, Bucks.

ETC has appointed Gilles Benoist and Michael Harris of Toronto-based CETEC Group its new representatives for Canada. Both Benoist and Harris have extensive experience in the Canadian production and performance industry.

John Dawsey, manager of theatre products at Osram Sylvania's photo-optics division, has retired. He sold Osram's Oscar-winning xenon projection lamps in the US. Bob Simminger takes his place.

Fourth Phase staff switches: Senior vice president Bill Gallinghouse has left the firm to rejoin ETC in the newly created role of vice president of business development. Don Stern has assumed the role of chairman emeritus, working closely with CEO Jere Harris on various initiatives and special projects.

High End Systems staffing: Its CEO since 1998, Frank Gordon, is leaving the firm to pursue new ventures. Sales representative Jeff Washburn is now its architectural manager, handling a product line that includes the new, retail-oriented EC-2 . He continues his duties as regional sales manager for the central US. Ian Brown has joined the High End Systems Europe sales team in London as the regional sales manager for the United Kingdom and Ireland. Leigh Anne Aiken has been promoted to account manager, supporting the Middle East, Africa, the Pacific Rim, and Southeast Asia.

After almost 15 years, Jim Gordon, vice president of sales and marketing at Morpheus Lights, has left the firm to pursue other opportunities. Dan English, vice president of operations, will assume additional responsibilities for marketing and sales.

Retail point-of-purchase display firm Display Technologies has named Alan D. Katz its vice president of sales.

Gersil N. Kay's work with glass fiber optics was recognized at the 2001 International Illumination Design Awards in two categories: the Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design (Lucy the Elephant, the landmark/museum in Margate, NJ) and the EPRI Award for dramatic energy savings (Lucy the Elephant and the lighting of the replacement steeple of Victorian St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Gloucester, NJ).

Opera America is accepting applications for its 2001-2002 Fellowship Program. Now in its 11th year, the program is designed to identify and encourage individuals interested in opera administration and production in North America. For complete information, call 202-293-4466 ext. 22, e-mail, or go online to

W.A.C. Lighting ( has appointed Peter Su to its technical sales and support team.


Scott Ragsdale is the photographer of Carman, part of March's Table of Contents page and the Martin Professional advertorial. The lighting designer of the Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant (also on the March TOC) is David Jacques. And Martin reports that Torben Johansen is no longer a member of its management board (February Short Circuits).


TMB Associates has announced that Warren Mays, the companyís long-serving technical sales manager, has left the company to join Moodie, Pincu & Associates Inc., manufacturerís representatives in the greater Los Angeles area for Electronic Theatre Controls and other manufacturers of theatrical support equipment.

W.A.C. Lighting has appointed Peter Su to its technical sales and support team.

Vincent Lighting Systems Inc. has promoted Jason Potts to service manager in its Cleveland office. It has hired Kevin Matz as rental manager in its Pittsburgh office.

Raymond Wong, the former group sales director of Sanecore, has become the managing director of Martin Professional's new Hong Kong office.

Branch offices will soon be established in Guangzhou,
Beijing, and Shanghai.

In memoriam: Ralf D. Bode, ASC, Academy Award-nominated cinematographer of Coal Minerís Daughter, died February 27. The German-born DP, whose other credits included Saturday Night Fever, Dressed to Kill, The Accused, and TV's Annie (for which he received an Emmy nomination) had been suffering from lung cancer. He was 59.