Creative Technology has added John Yesco to its project management staff. (www.ctinternational.com)

LMG, Inc. promoted three key personnel to accounts manager positions: David John to national accounts manager; Bryce Hershner to Orlando accounts manager; and Robert "Bob" Leonard to accounts manager at LMG's Orange County Convention Center office. (www.lmg.net)

Vari-Lite has added two new regional sales managers and redefined its North American sales territories. Newly hired Matthew Burstein and Leonard Miller will cover the Northeast region and the Central US, respectively. Charlie Hulme's region has been redrawn to include everything west of and including Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Arizona. Thommy Hall maintains his nine-state Southeast region, and John Bilyk returns to focus on Canada. (www.vari-lite.com)

Martin Professional, Inc. has hired industry training specialist Vickie Claiborne as a consultant for the Martin US team to act as an instructor for Martin's worldwide training program, Acade·media, and to develop training programs within the Acade·media program. (www.martinpro.com)

Barco has acquired Belgium-based System Technologies. Barco's Media & Entertainment division will incorporate System Technologies' expertise into its own total solution offering services to the rental and staging and fixed installation markets. (www.barco.com)

Joseph Schenk III has rejoined PRG as the director of its labor services division, Showpay. Schenk will manage the division under the direction of Lionel (“Buddy”) Stern. (www.prg.com)

Electrosonic and Scharff Weisberg Systems Integration Inc. have signed a joint venture agreement creating Electrosonic New York, an audio video systems integration organization based in Long Island City, NY. (www.swinyc.com, www.electrosonic.com)

Mike Bell recently joined High End Systems Inc. in Austin, Tex. as a senior product manager. (www.highend.com)

Peter Hind is leaving Total Structures after three years. He is returning to the UK but will continue working in the industry as a consulting engineer. (www.totalstructures.com)

Michael Garl, president of James Thomas Engineering, Inc. and current chair of ESTA's Rigging Workshop Group, is assuming the chair of ESTA's Technical Standards Committee and leaving leadership of the Rigging Working Group to Bill Sapsis, the current co-chair and president of Sapsis Rigging. (www.esta.org)

Valdis Dauksts has been promoted to general manager of XL Touring. (www.xlvideo.tv)