Vari-Lite Europe

has expanded its sales team with the addition of Nick Blackman as regional sales manager. Blackman started his career working for a major lighting equipment manufacturer, which led him to a lighting and studio equipment distributor specializing in the Middle East. He spent more than 10 years developing export sales with one of Europe's leading lighting and lamp suppliers. He will be responsible for developing and increasing sales and Vari*Lite product awareness in the UK, Ireland, France, and the Middle East.