Stig Poulsen has been named Martin Professional's new research and development director, effective August 1. Poulsen replaces Finn Kallestrup, who is leaving the firm at the end of July.

Poulsen, most recently the technical manager at Danfoss Building Control Divisions in Denmark, has also worked with the development departments of Danish firms Infocomm Systems, Purup Electronics, and ABB Scandia.

Martin products have been racking up awards on the show circuit. The MAC 250 won the best moving light award at Entech in Sydney, Australia. And the MiniMAC, successfully launched in the Australian market at Entech, won the best new product of the year award at the Electricity and Lighting Show in Montreal.