’ Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held in January at the company’s locations in Knoxville, TN; London, England; and Dublin, Ireland. The AGM is a time for Bandit employees from across the United States and Europe to come together and hear the plans and vision for the coming year. It is also a time to honor employees. CEO Michael Strickland gave out awards in a variety of different categories. “All our employees work hard and they all deserve awards, but sometimes someone just goes above and beyond the call of duty and should be recognized,” Strickland said.
Employees recognized with awards are:
The Rock Award—Best All Around Team Player: Don Lockridge, John Rolison, Mark Powell, Phay MacMahon.
The Moose Award--Most Improved: Dennis Farley, Matt King, Rob Starkfield.
20-Year Service Award: Steve Hoover
Tim Foltz Rookie of the Year: Jim Guinn, Chris Lisle, Grant Sullivan, Rob Jones
The Comeback Kid: Ray Parker
Hardest-Working Woman in Show Business: Sharon Cage
“Everyone had a great year and I look forward to handing out more awards next year,” Strickland concluded.
In other Bandit developments, The National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) has announced test results for the 2002 examination. Among those who succeeded in passing the examinations is Richard Davis, director of design and consultation for Bandit. Davis has been working in the crossover areas between entertainment and architectural lighting for many years and has been educating himself on the many technical, design, life-safety and energy code issues facing those who design for the building environment.
. The NCQLP is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 to serve and protect the well-being of the public through effective and efficient lighting practice. The NCQLP has established a certification process by which practitioners in lighting and related fields, through testing, demonstrate their knowledge and experience across the lighting professions.
Having successfully completed the examination, Davis is entitled to use the appellation, LC (Lighting Certified), after his name for professional purposes, indicating to clients/customers and peers that he has acquired the necessary knowledge, understanding, and ability to appropriately apply lighting principles and techniques in various types of architecture.