LightParts Inc., specializing in parts and repair for automated lighting, announces that Carl Wake has joined the company as Imperial Master/Czar of All Things Martin.

Wake has held a number of management positions in his career, most recently as National Education Manager for lighting manufacturer Martin Professional of Sunrise, FL, where he was responsible for training technicians coast to coast on troubleshooting and repair of Martin, Jem, and BigLite products.

"LightParts started as the parts and repair center for High End Systems legacy products, but customer demand quickly allowed us to expand into full line support, and we appreciate that opportunity to serve the industry" explains Don Pugh, president of LightParts. "But by customer request, we also started to service other product lines - including Martin. While we've adapted pretty well to Martin products being a shop of 'old High End guys,' it has became apparent that having our own 'Martin expert' would sure be handy - someone who knows their broad range of products, dealers, techs and factory people thoroughly. Simply put, we could not have found a better person to fill that role at LightParts. Carl will be heading up our expansion into Martin service, which includes new and refurbished parts sales, fixture and circuit board repairs - basically all the stuff we're currently doing, but on a Martin scale."

Wake says, "While I've a had a great run with Martin over the last 8 years, I now look forward to putting what I've learned during that time to practical use in the service side of our industry. And I'll still be working closely with my friends at Martin in this new role. I am very impressed with the value LightParts brings to the industry in the way of a unique service, and look forward to expanding on that with my Martin knowledge base. Also, you don't see very many hurricanes in Austin, Texas."