Industry veteran, Eric Mueller, has joined Clay Paky America as regional sales manager for the central and eastern US.

Mueller joins Clay Paky America with 14 years of experience in the entertainment lighting market and for the last four years he has been with another intelligent lighting manufacturer. With the recent restructuring of the dealer and distribution arrangements for Clay Paky products on the East Coast, Mueller will be the face of Clay Paky across a significant portion of the country.

“We are thrilled that Eric chose Clay Paky America as his new home,” said P.J. Turpin, CEO, Clay Paky America. “He makes a great addition to the team, which now includes a fantastic technical support manager in Giovanni Zucchinali and an almost seamless interface with the factory thanks to the excellent support of Francesco Romagnoli, the area manager for North and South America. We are also expanding our support staff here at the main office. We could not be happier, and we all look forward to working with Eric as we start to aggressively expand Clay Paky America’s presence here in the U.S. market.”

Having been a regional manager for another automated lighting company, Mueller is looking forward to the challenge at Clay Paky America. “Clay Paky has always been known for making a rock-solid product,” says Mueller. “But when you bring together a top-quality product with top-quality service and with people who care about the customer, you really have a winning combination. Added to that is the surprising size and diversity of the product line that also includes some great architectural fixtures. It is that mix which makes Clay Paky America such an exciting company to work for. I couldn't be happier to work with such a great team, and I look forward to many years with them.”