Worldwide automated lighting manufacturer High End Systems Inc. (HES) has announced several recent promotions and staff additions. John Wiseman has been promoted to executive vice-president of business development. Formerly VP of worldwide sales, he will continue at the company's Van Nuys, CA office. Back in the Austin, TX headquarters, returning HES veteran Grif Palmer has accepted the role of vice-president of Americas sales. Palmer reports to Wiseman and also manages sales operations.

Two more former HES staffers have also decided to return as well. Karen Bowler is the new customer service manager, reporting to Palmer and Jeff Pelzl. Bowler is a 14-year veteran of HES. She has spent the last year and a half in a sales operations role with another manufacturer in the lighting industry. Bobby Brakefield joins the customer service department as the rep for the Southeast and Northeast US and European territories. Brakefield was an HES inside sales rep for nine years, and has spent the last three years in outside sales and sales administrative roles.