Brian Konechny, president of Showtime Lighting of Vancouver, announces the addition of new partners Marc Raymond and Phil Bernard. Raymond is the founder and former CEO of Westsun International. Bernard is an industry veteran of 25 years, beginning in the Vancouver film industry. He worked for Strand Lighting as Canadian sales manager in the early 1980s, founded Westsun Vancouver in 1985, and later became president of Westsun International.

Christie Lites has appointed Bobby Klimuszko (aka Bobby K), former rental account manager for corporate and special events at Westsun International, to the position of rental rep for Christie Lites Orlando. His focus will be on expanding the Christie Lites market throughout the US. He can be contacted at bklim@christielites.net.

Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design has announced that Mark Harris, Guy Smith, Heather Stagl, Andre Yew, and Chad Groshart have recently passed the NCQLP LC exam. The firm also welcomes back Rohini Pendyala to its San Francisco office. Pendyala served as an intern there before receiving her masters degree in lighting at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.