Gerriets International has hired Thomas Phelps as sales manager. This is part of a large expansion for the company, including a new building, expanded stock on hand, onsite manufacturing and rental of screens and drapes. Gerriets International is looking to expand into the events industry, and Phelps recent work with Frost Lighting, New York as warehouse manager will be beneficial to the company.

Phelps has been a technical director, designer, sales manager and rental manager. He also worked in outside sales for Hollywood Lights and McManus Enterprises. He is a graduate of the California State University, Fresno Theater Program.