Stephen Lakin, chairman of Production Technology, has acquired Vari-Lite Production Services Dubai. Says Lakin, "I have admired Vari-Lite's pioneering technology for some time. When the opportunity to acquire the Middle East-based operation was presented, it made perfect strategic sense for the new venture."

Production Technology is a recently formed company based in Dubai. Industry veterans James Rock, Adrian Bell, and Nick Chapman are part of its management team. Its address is: Off Umm Suqeim Street, Al Barsha, P.O. Box 35979, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; phone: 971/4/473-788, fax: 971/4/474-818.