Scharff Weisberg has named Lars Pedersen director of technology. In the newly created position, Pedersen will interface with clients and lead the company's technical specialists. (www.swinyc.com)

Lighthouse Technologies has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Sony Electronics Inc. to utilize Sony's resources to provide national on-site service programs to Lighthouse's LED large screen video customers in North America. Sony will staff and maintain a field service organization with emergency spare parts, priority hardware exchange programs, field engineers, and overnight shipping. Lighthouse Technology's service and parts center will provide material and technical support to Sony's service organization. (www.sony.com; www.lighthouse-tech.com)

The US District Court for the District of Massachusetts granted all of Color Kinetics Incorporated motions for summary judgment against Super Vision International, Inc. with respect to the validity and infringement of Color Kinetics' patents and inequitable conduct. Super Vision responded that it will appeal the Court's ruling that five of its color-changing LED products infringe one or more of the claims of Color Kinetics' patents. The issue of damages is subject to a later trial. (www.svision.com; www.colorkinetics.com)

AVL Nevada formed an integration company in southern Nevada. A division of Jodi Coon Construction LLC, the company is a full-service general and electrical contractor that not only designs, sells, installs, and services audio, video and lighting equipment, but can also install its own conduit and power circuits, as well manage the entire construction/remodel project as needed. (www.avlnevada.com)

CT North America announced the addition of Ken Maas as national sales director, to be based in the company's new Boston sales office. In CT's Chicago office, Eric Sigman is the newest member of its project management staff. (www.ctnorthamerica.com)

Martin Professional A/S has hired Thomas Gosvig as after sales and service manager, to be based at headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark. Martin has also named Nanna Mazanti Friborg to the position of competence development manager. Her responsibilities include services communication and the Academedia education program. In the UK, Emma Thorpe has joined Martin Professional PLC as marketing coordinator based at the Maidstone headquarters. Thorpe will be responsible for all UK marketing communications. (www.martinpro.com; www.martin.com)

Le Maitre Special Effects announced that its distribution of ProStage Pyrotechnics for North America and Mexico will be moving to Central Florida. Mike Thouin has been appointed to oversee the new facility. Tony Wikner will continue with the technical repairs. Another technician and experienced pyrotechnician, Ben Lembree, has been hired to assist in the pyrotechnics distribution. The move of the pyro inventory to the Central Florida facility became effective on October 1. Randy Hicks will continue to manage the sales and dealer accounts of the division and Chris McKeown will maintain his role as customer service representative. Also at Le Maitre, Ian Forster has been hired as account manager for Canada, North Central US, and Mexico. (www.lemaitrefx.com)

Northern Sound & Light (NSL), a national audio and lighting products dealer, recently hired Christopher Cleary to their professional sales staff. Cleary joined NSL from Hollowood Music and Sound of Pittsburgh, PA where he served on their retail sales team. (www.northernsound.net)

Marlyn Productions, Inc. has opened an office in Las Vegas to meet the growing needs of its clients. Stephanie Lanier will head the office and establish a technical team on the West Coast. The new address is: 10300 W. Charleston Blvd. #13-104, Las Vegas, NV 89135. (www.marlynproductions.com)

MA Lighting has appointed Daniel F. Ridano as technical manager. He will organize special workshops for grandMA consoles and video, MA digital dimmers, and other products. (www.malighting.de)

Lex Products Corp. announced the acquisition of the metal processing division of Kimchuk Inc. The business will be renamed KMP Division, Lex Products Corp. To head up the new division, Barry Neumann has been promoted to general manager, KMP Division of Lex Products Corp. (www.lexproducts.com)

Nichole Ortiz has joined L-ACOUSTICS US to serve as the company's sales and marketing coordinator. (www.l-acoustics-us.com)

Kinetic Lighting, Inc. has hired Jennifer Dallas as a production assistant and Tim Price to head the repair department. (www.kineticlighting.com)

XS Lighting & Sound has announced the expansion of its warehouse and administrative offices beyond its Syosset, NY, location to include two additional facilities: 31-B Eads Street West Babylon, NY, and 714 Zachary Taylor Highway, Flint Hill, VA. (www.XSck.com)

4Wall has added VARI*LITE to its rental and sales product lines. All of the 4Wall Locations: Las Vegas, New York, and Phoenix will carry VARI*LITE products for sale and will be certified repair centers in the near future. (www.4wall.com)

Automation designers and engineers Kinesys have added Martin Honeywill as senior design engineer. Honeywill has worked with Unusual Rigging for the last 12 years. (www.kinesys.co.uk)

Q1 Production Technologies has appointed Laurence A. (Larry) Darling as vice president, sales, overseeing sales at both Q1's Vancouver and Winnipeg operations. (www.q1pt.com)

Techni-Lux, Inc. is now distributing throughout the US Stagemaker Compact concert and theatrical chain motor hoists, manufactured by R&M Materials Handling, Inc.. (www.rmhoist.com; www.techni-lux.com)