Peter M. Heffernan has been named president of Bandit Lites. Effective immediately, he will take on the role of president in addition to the title of COO he has held for the last 15 years.

Heffernan is 30-year veteran of the entertainment industry. He began his career at The University of Tennessee where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, majoring in Broadcast Management. He served on the Campus Entertainment Board where he first came into contact with the staff at Bandit Lites and began his full-time relationship with the company in 1978. He had served as lighting director and/ or production manager for a number of artists that have toured internationally, including Blackfoot and Quiet Riot.

Heffernan moved into an administrative position in 1985 and has performed a variety of roles in the last 23 years. He will be working with the staff and management overseeing the day-to-day operations in order to grow Bandit business. He and his wife, Drema, live in Knoxville. His office will be located at the Bandit Lites facility located in Knoxville, TN.