In his new role as traveling spokesman, Vari-Lite chairman and CEO Rusty Brutsche visited the offices of Lighting Dimensions and Entertainment Design magazines in late August. He brought with him a groundbreaking announcement: Next year, the company will expand on its traditional rental business with a new sales model, allowing customers to own its luminaires and consoles for the first time. While surprising, this news is perhaps not entirely unexpected. In a candid conversation, Brutsche ...

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