Lightolier® Controls and Entertainment Technology have hired Charlie Hulme as National Sales Manager. Based out of the Genlyte Controls home office in Dallas, TX, Hulme will oversee all sales staff and initiatives for both Lightolier Controls and Entertainment Technology.

"Charlie possesses two powerful characteristics that we were searching for in a National sales manager," says Julie Smith, Lightolier Controls and Entertainment Technology general manager. "The first is a tremendous aptitude to effectively lead a team of sales managers, and the second is his success building strong and lasting relationships with current and potential clients. We are very excited to have Charlie on board and are optimistic that his hiring will have a positive effect on our bottom line."

"I am thrilled to be stepping into my new role with Lightolier Controls and Entertainment Technology," says Hulme. "We have a great sales team in place, and their passion to succeed is second to none. We are looking at 2007 as a defining year for both brands, and I am grateful to be a part."

Hulme was previously employed by Vari-Lite as the Western Regional sales manager, joining the company in 2003. He has also been employed by High End Systems, Inc, located in Austin, TX.