Christie Lites has announced the newest addition to its network, Christie Lites Seattle (CLS). The office will be headed up by Terry Higgs, who has spent the last eight of his 14 professional years in the Seattle market, as VP of corporate events for Westsun. During that time he managed the start-up of Westsun's Seattle and Las Vegas operations as well as many projects in the industrial show market. “I have always admired Christie's focus on customer and vendor relationships,” said Higgs. “The strength of the company is in its ability to bring regional service, while having the support of a large network behind it.”

CLS opened its doors November 25, 2001, in a temporary space where it will operate while the search for a permanent location continues. For now, contact Christie Lites Seattle at 13666 18th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98166, ph: 206-223-7200, fax: 253-322-3733. Terry Higgs' e-mail address is thigg@christielites.net.