Color Kinetics Incorporated has announced an agreement with David Cunningham to jointly develop advanced, intelligent solid-state lighting solutions that meet the demands of high-performance entertainment, theatrical, and architectural applications. The solutions will be marketed by Color Kinetics. (www.colorkinetics.com)

Selecon has announced that Rainer Weggen, formerly European sales manager for DHA Lighting, has joined its European sales team. He takes on the new position of market manager for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. (www.seleconlight.com)

MA Lighting has launched its own UK subsidiary with Richard Lambert joining the team as technical director. He will support the UK sales and project business, especially for tenders and complex system integrations.(www.malighting.de)

Mike Wood Consulting LLC announces the addition of a free subscription service to its web-based database of entertainment technology patents. This database has been running for over a year and is updated weekly with US Patents relating to entertainment technology, with a particular emphasis on lighting patents. The subscription service includes email updates when new patents are posted. (www.mikewoodconsulting.com)

Woody Smith has announced the formation of Nexus Illumination Engineering to consult on the design, development, and production of lighting products for the professional and architectural markets and to explore new technologies available in LED lighting. Smith led the design and development of the High End Systems Studio Color® and Technobeam® and the Hubbell Entertainment HX® series. (woody_smith@bellsouth.net)

Le Maitre Special Effects and Jauchem & Meeh have announced a partnership for a new handheld torch, Le Torcia, which Jauchem & Meeh developed. Le Maitre will manufacture and distribute it through its dealer network. (www.lemaitrefx.com; www.jmfx.net)

Nemetschek North America has formed a strategic partnership with ESP Studios to provide a complete design, visualization, and simulation solutions, combining the 2D drafting, 3D modeling, and rendering capabilities of VectorWorks SPOTLIGHT with the rendering and real-time lighting simulation capabilities of ESP Vision. (www.nemetschek.net; www.esp-vision.com)

Vista Systems has appointed Victor Vettorello as director of application engineering. He was most recently lead video technician with Las Vegas-based staging company Media Solutions. Prior to that, he worked freelance in sports and corporate staging in Orlando. (www.vistasystems.net)

City Design Group's Atlanta office has relocated: The Old Highland Bakery, 655 Highland Avenue NE Studio 3, Atlanta, GA 30312; new phone: 404-522-9911; fax: 404-522-9915. In addition, Christie Trexler is no longer with the company and has taken a position with an AEI firm in Philadelphia. Morgan Gabler has joined the company. (www.citydesigngroup.net)

Leviton Manufacturing has appointed James Cody to the position of regional lighting controls sales specialist for box-mounted lighting controls and architectural and theatrical control systems in the greater Atlanta, North Georgia, Charlotte, North Carolina, and South Carolina territories. In addition, William Fodor has been appointed to the position of director of marketing for the electrical distribution division.(www.leviton.com)

Martin Professional A/S has hired Henrik Miller as the new R&D director. Miller comes to Martin with roots in project-oriented R&D and an extensive background in product engineering. He has held previous R&D positions at Purup Electronics, Terma, Crisplant, I/O Technology, and Esko-Graphics, all Danish firms. Based at the Martin headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark, his main responsibility will be to oversee R&D activities at both its Danish and Chinese facilities. In addition, Martin Architectural and 3M have formed a commercial cooperation that makes Martin's Exterior 600 color changing luminaire the illuminator of choice for 3M's LPS150 (6") Light Pipe System in color and color changing applications worldwide. (www.martin.com; www.3M.com)

3M Company and SACO Technologies Inc. have formed a strategic alliance to deliver lighting products for the industrial, commercial, and architectural markets. (www.3M.com; www.smartvision.com)

East Green Brook, NJ-based Circuit Lighting announced several changes at the company, including a new website and marketing effort and the addition of Mark Toth to its service staff. Toth will be responsible for troubleshooting, repair, technical support, and services of any system. (www.circuitlighting.com)