Fall of 2006 brings an exciting period of growth and change for Bandit Lites Inc. The company is pleased to announce the appointment of Lester Cobrin as chief executive for all UK and European operations. In his new role, Cobrin will oversee one of the largest lighting supply companies in the UK and Europe.
Cobrin began his career in the entertainment industry in 1991 working at Samuelson Concert Productions & Theatre Projects. While there, Cobrin acquired experience in all departments. Starting on the shop floor, he moved into company purchasing & sales and later into client management. Cobrin covered a variety of projects while acting as client manager, including touring shows to corporate events and everything in between.
In 1997, Cobrin joined Light & Sound Design and began to build a substantial client base within the concert touring, special events, corporate and theatre market sectors. While there, he also had the opportunity to get hands-on experience as lighting technician and production manager on various shows and tours.
Lester Cobrin made the move to Bandit Lites in 2004. As business development manager, Cobrin injected his talent, personality, energy, ambition and passion into the company. Within 2 and half years, Cobrin had propelled the UK operation into orbit by bringing in over 100 clients.
Bandit CEO Michael Strickland is looking forward to seeing what Lester will accomplish in his new role, commenting, “Lester has done a stunning job as business development manger and I am certain he will excel even further in his new role as chief executive. Cobrin was the first choice of both the Bandit Ltd staff and the Bandit Global management team for this position, thus he was a natural. We look forward to his addition to the team.”
Cobrin says, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Bandit Lites, as well as clients, colleagues, family, and friends for their continued support and loyalty. I am eternally grateful to be involved at the Global management level and look forward to a very bright future. The future’s bright, the future’s Bandit.”