Bertonee/Ventex, which makes electronic neon power supplies, has changed its name to Ventex Technology Inc., and has also relocated to 7830 Byron Drive, Suite 10, Riviera Beach, FL 33404; phone: 800/510-5400, 561/840-8400, fax: 561/840-8401, e-mail: reports that all its wholly-owned facilities around the world are now ISO-certified...Futura Coatings Inc. has appointed Frank Pearson international sales manager. Pearson has over 30 years' experience in the industrial coatings industry...Susan S. Hakkarainen has been named vice president of international marketing for Lutron Electronics. She has been with the company since 1990...Hollywood Rental Company has introduced Arri electronic ballasts into its fixture inventory... The US Environmental Protection Agency has named Houston, TX-based Lighting Management Consultants Inc. its 1997 Green Lights Ally of the Year in the category of lighting management company. The installation of energy-efficient lighting has helped the firm reduce its electrical usage by 18,808kWh per year...Newbury, UK-based General Cable Industries Ltd, which makes wire and cable, has joined The Marmon Group, an international association of companies (including five wire and cable makers) based in Chicago...Jac Jacobsen, whose lighting innovations included the aimable, personally adjustable office task light, and asymmetric task lights, died last December in his native Norway. Jacobsen founded the company now known as Luxo AS...Production Arts Lighting (PAL) has been named the systems integrator for the dimming, control, and lighting data network for the Cirque du Soleil Showroom at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, which opens early next year. The system includes 21 racks of Strand CD-80SV dimmers, controlled by Strand 550 and 520 consoles, and Flying Pig Systems' Wholehog II moving light consoles. Many of the dimmers are GFCI-protected units developed by Strand specifically for the showroom, whose stage is a 1.5-million-gallon swimming pool...Theatre Projects has been appointed lighting contractor for the Disney production of Beauty and the Beast at London's Dominion Theatre. The company will provide all set electrics, stage electrical refurbishment, and a stage truck cable management system for the show, scheduled to open May 13...Light & Sound Designª has established a new Icon¨ franchise in Switzerland. Powerlight has been licensed to provide Icon service in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, and can assist customers in Italy and France...The Coronado 720 outdoor lighting fixture from Lumiere Design & Manufacturing has won Design Journal's 1996 Award for Design Excellence. The company also won Total Lighting Concepts' first manufacturer of the year award...Robert J. Stout, formerly with Teatronics, is now Electronics Diversified Inc.'s Western regional sales manager...Dick Titus, Electronic Theatre Controls' vice president since 1990, has been named the firm's chief operating officer...Jeffrey M. Broitman has been appointed a company director of Britain's Optikinetics Ltd, and has also been promoted to president of its Americas operation. Andrew C. Broitman, formerly with Martin Professional, has also joined Optikinetics as a regional sales manager.