Q1 Production Technologies Inc. introduced its new image and a new approach to its business at an open house and product showcase at its Vancouver facility on February 28 and March 1. With over 35 years of combined industry experience, Q1 partners Brian Konechny, Phil Bernard, and Marc Raymond were on hand to introduce the company to over 500 industry representatives.

The open house also provided Q1 with the opportunity to unveil its strategic relationship with Vari-Lite Inc. Having made a substantial commitment to feature Vari-Lite as the premiere automated luminaire of its rental fleet, Q1 was able to demonstrate the complete line of Vari-Lite products, including the prototype of the yet-to-be released VL3000.

Q1 Production Technologies Inc. was originally established by Raymond in March 2001 in Winnipeg where he was joined by David Budzak and Jason Wagner, formerly of Westsun Winnipeg. In February 2002, Raymond and longstanding business associate Bernard became partners in Showtime Lighting Inc. in Vancouver. In August 2002, Q1 acquired all the rental inventory assets of Westsun Winnipeg and Vancouver. The rebranding of Showtime under the Q1 banner completes the reorganization of the partnership into one company with two locations.