North Creek, NY – January 23, 2013 – Creative Stage Lighting has announced a number of staff changes to prepare the company for growth in 2013.
Michael Carattini has joined the company in the position of Director of Sales. Carattini was previously in leadership roles with entertainment lighting companies including Coemar, Robe, Strong, and DTS Lighting. Carattini brings with him in-depth understanding of Dealer sales and a high-level understanding of lighting control platforms, including Avolites lighting control. He will be responsible for sales strategy for the company, including defining new regions and markets, determining product and market focus, and developing sales tactics. Carattini will also be CSL’s sales manager in the central region of the United States. He will report to CSL President George B. Studnicky III.
“Creative Stage Lighting has gained my sincere respect over the years as a company able to provide a vast array of industry recognized brands and do it with professionalism and heart,” said Carattini. “I intend to continue in this excellent tradition.”
“Michael’s energy and expertise in caring for a Dealer Network will assist our Dealers immensely in growing their businesses.” said Creative Stage Lighting President George B. Studnicky III.
Within the company, George B. Studnicky IV will take on the role of Vice President. Studnicky IV has served in the company’s rental and production operations since 2000 and has served as Rentals and Production Department Manager since 2007. As Vice President he will be responsible for overseeing special projects within the company and working closely with the CSL management team. He will report directly to President George B. Studnicky III.
“Over the years George has always done a terrific job here,” said CSL President George B. Studnicky III. “It is with great pride that I witness him taking on this position and absorbing more responsibility.”
“After 35 years we still find ourselves as excited about and prepared for our next 35 years as if we had just opened up for business,” added Studnicky III. “The talented individuals we have just added, as well as those to soon be added, only speaks to our focus and dedication towards substantial growth in the years to come.”
Established 1977, Creative Stage Lighting is a manufacturer, wholesale supplier and distributor of products for the stage and theatrical lighting professional, including lighting fixtures, consoles, lamps, filters, cables, and other lighting and electrical accessories.
Exclusive lines include Dura-Flex cable and assemblies, Entertainment Power Systems power distribution and connectors, Suspension Solutions rigging hardware, Entertainment Industry Tape, and Northern Case. CSL is the exclusive distributor of Avolites and Avolites Media in the USA, Compulite in North America, JB-lighting in the USA and Mexico, Kinesys in North America, and VMB in North America.
CSL also provides rental and production services and stocks a substantial rental inventory. Previous clients include Maroon 5, Meat Loaf, Jill Scott, Celtic Thunder, Stars On Ice, Erykah Badu, and more.