Production Resource Group L.L.C. (PRG) has announced that industry veteran Don Stern is now chairman emeritus of Fourth Phase, as of February 26. Stern formerly owned BASH Theatrical Lighting, which PRG acquired in 1997.
Stern will continue to be active within Fourth Phase, working with CEO Jere Harris on a variety of initiatives and on special projects. His work on the Group's executive committee will continue.
Said Stern, "I have seen so much change on this industry--from resistance dimmers to transistor technology, from fresnels to automated lighting. The pace of change is continuing to accelerate, and this role gives me the opportunity to be part of that change; but also lets me focus my attention where I can make the most of my experience."
Harris stated, "Don has been a fixture in our business for years and has contributed so much to the shape of it today. He will continue to work closely with me on the strategic vision of the lighting group."