Production Resource Group (PRG) has announced new responsibilities for two top managers in its LA office. Susan Tesh, who has been serving as general manager of West Coast operations, has been named vice president, sales and customer service. Tom Sorce, formerly vice president of business development, assumes the role of general manager, LA. (

The Scharff Weisberg Media Resource Center (MRC) has expanded its services with a second, uncompressed editing system based around the Apple® Final Cut Pro® production bundle. The system takes full advantage of the dual 2.7 G5 to support HD post-production services for the presentation professional. Services include digital, non-linear editing; professional DVD authoring and MPEG2 encoding; multi-media compression services; and video transfers, duplications, and international standards conversions. (

The draft standard BSR E.19, Recommended Practice for the Use of Class A Ground-Fault Circuit Inter-rupters (GFCIs) intended for personnel protection in the entertainment industry, is available for public review. It advises where, when, and how to use GFCIs in the entertainment industry and is available by visiting the Technical Standards Documents section at The document will not be available for public review after October 4. Additionally, the 2005/2006 ESTA Membership Directory is now available. To receive a free copy, email or call 212-244-1505 with your address and desired quantity. (

Techni-Lux, Inc. is now the US distributor of Stagemaker Compact concert and theatrical chain motor hoists, manufactured by R&M Materials Handling, Inc. (,

Apollo Design Technology, Inc. has appointed Jeffrey Mateer as product development manager for all product lines. Mateer most recently worked at Light Source, Inc. in Detroit. (

Music Industries Corp. has been appointed the exclusive US distributor for the Acme Effects Ltd. of Taiwan, a manufacturer of lighting and effects for DJs, nightclubs, houses of worship, theatres, and other entertainment venue applications. (

Stagecraft Industries, Inc. has opened a regional sales office in Phoenix, appointing Buddy Combs as regional sales representative. Contact Combs at: 602-354-3443 or (

Illumination Dynamics (ID) has expanded into the field of automated lighting systems and appointed Mark Rudge to the position of director of automated and theatrical lighting. The range of new luminaries, consoles, specialized lighting, dimming and control systems, truss and rigging, etc. is now available. (

Victory Mirabal has joined the Entertainment Lighting Services (ELS) sales team to lead outside sales. He will be concentrating on event productions, equipment rentals, and system sales. (

The TOMCAT Hoist & Rigging Workshop 2006 will run March 1-4, in Midland, TX. The annual school includes workshops pertaining to hoist, rigging, truss, and fall protection. The Advanced Workshop will run March 3-4. For additional information or to register, contact Lisa Jebsen: 432-694-7070, (

QuVIS, Inc. has appointed Larry Jacobson as president of the company's newly formed Entertainment Division. Jacobson has approximately 30 years tenure as a theatre consultant and exhibitor. (

Pathway Connectivity has moved to a new 7,000 sq. ft. facility in the historic Inglewood district of Calgary. Twice the size of the previous location, over 1,500 sq. ft. are devoted to R&D activities, while the manufacturing and warehouse space doubled in size. The new address is: Unit 103, 1429 17th Avenue SE. (

Motion Laboratories, manufacturer of power distribution, chain hoist motor control, and rigging safety equipment, has hired Diane Jacob as marketing manager and Paul S. Morrill as system designer. (

Vista Systems has announced that Sapphire Marketing, LLC in Paramus, NJ, will be representing the company's products in New York, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and New England. In addition, Affinity Professional Sales Representatives, LLC has been appointed to represent the company's products in the Mid-Atlantic region. (;

ICDC Design is a new Australian design and drafting business specializing in entertainment and event lighting design and also offering a CAD and drafting service specifically for the events industry. (

Walter Holden has joined the design/account management staff of Impact Lighting and Production. Holden has a diverse background in design, from corporate events and theater/dance to concert touring. (

Bluefin Events, Inc. has hired William Wilkins III as its new sales representative. Wilkins can be reached at 617-489-7258 or (

Creative Technology, an international audio visual staging solutions provider, opened a Las Vegas office. The 15,000 sq. ft. facility contains a brand new inventory of audio visual equipment. (

Stage Tech has moved to a new location just northeast of Indianapolis at 299 Business Park Drive Fortville, IN 46040. (

Barco announced that Steve Scorse is now vice president of sales and customer service in North America. (