Barbizon Lighting Company

, worldwide distributor of professional lighting systems and supplies for entertainment and architecture, has announced a new European-based operation. Barbizon Europe will focus on fulfilling the requests of its international customers as well as establishing new business from its new London area stocking location.

"This is a very exciting venture for the entire Barbizon family. Having a European-based shipping location will help to expand our already significant global business. We are also fortunate to have a very experienced team who will operate our London office," says CEO Jonathan Resnick.

Joining Barbizon Europe are Phil Bullock (formerly export manager of MGC Lamps) as general manager and Wendy Pearson (formerly MGC Lamps and AC Lighting export coordinator for sourcing and selling) as operations manager. Garry Nelsson, formerly of Lighting Technology Group, will be representing Barbizon Europe in the worldwide entertainment lighting market and also assisting in the expansion of Barbizon Europe's supplier group.

Barbizon Europe plans to be fully operational for shipping in the next six weeks. Phil Bullock can be reached by phone at 44-1796-601-4593 or by e-mail at pbullock@barbizon.com. Meet the new members of Barbizon Europe at PLASA, September 8-11, at stand EP10.