Richard Belliveau, one of the founding partners of the Austin, TX-based lighting manufacturer High End Systems and its COO, left the company late last year. According to High End, he will remain a shareholder, but says that a "difference in philosophy regarding the management and direction of the company" led to his departure.

Mike Wood will direct new product development; he will be supported by Steve Tulk, a 16-year engineering veteran, as well as other senior engineering professionals. High End's manufacturing and quality control are under the direction of Kelly Kellams, former director of operations at Proxima, who recently joined the company.