Sonny Sonnenfeld is rejoining Strand Lighting after a 20-year absence, as commercial consultant and New York representative, serving the consultant, Broadway, and dealer community. Sonnenfeld joined Century Lighting (now Strand) in 1945, after serving in WWII in the South Pacific. In 1961, he co-founded Lighting & Electronics, rejoining what had then become Strand Century between 1975-85. He will continue to live in Las Vegas and will commute regularly to New York City and to Strand Lighting in Southern California. He can be contacted at: 702-263-5136 or (

A C Lighting Inc. has appointed Fred Mikeska as US sales and marketing manager, responsible for all product lines sold exclusively in the US as well as general distribution products. Mikeska has formerly held senior management positions with Creative Stage Lighting and Leprecon and is currently a director of the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA). (

Anolis Lighting is a new manufacturing and sales company established to design, manufacture, and distribute a high-end range of LED products worldwide. The new company is a collaboration between Robe Show Lighting in the Czech Republic and ULA in Australia. John Saunders has been appointed as European business development manager. (

Robe Show Lighting has established a new company in Singapore, Robe (SEA), which will operate as a sales and support office to integrate and coordinate business in Southeast Asia. The new enterprise is registered in Singapore and its address is: 160, Paya Lebar Road #07-05, Orion Industrial Building, Singapore 409 022. Regional sales manager Louis Teo will head the office. (

Robyn Baker, Cody Ward, and Scott Weyerauch have all joined LMG. Baker has been appointed marketing manager in the Orlando office. Ward will serve as an account executive in Las Vegas handling sales, project management, and account management. Weyrauch will be an account executive, working from the Phoenix office. (

Pio Nahum, managing director of Martin's Italian subsidiary, has resigned, effective late April. Pio joined Martin in 1996 and, since that time, has held a variety of key positions at the company's Danish headquarters and subsidiary offices. (

Erik Ehn has been appointed dean of CalArts School of Theatre. He will begin his position in July. Currently, Ehn serves as director of CalArts Writing for Performance Program. He began teaching at the Institute in the 2002-03 academic year. (

Edward S. Marks has been appointed to the position of senior designer, special projects, at international design firm Visual Terrain. (

Gopher Stage Lighting has added Jim Barrett to its sales force. Barrett, who was formerly with Luma Sales Associates, will be working with Dave Johnson on project management and inside sales. (

Infinite Audio, Inc., provider of nightclub lighting, video, and audio design and installation, has opened a West Coast facility with a nightclub showroom: 3935 W. Reno Avenue, Suite E, Las Vegas, NV 89118. (

Creative Stage Lighting Co., Inc. has promoted Rick Fallon to sales manager. Rick has 12 years of experience in the lighting industry in the architectural, entertainment, theatrical, and touring markets. (

Legend Theatrical Inc. and Innovate Show Controls have announced that Legend Theatrical is the first US distributor for the Bluelite X1 controller. (

Tilly Howarth joins the existing Lighting Technology Projects sales team in the company's recently established Birmingham, UK office. (

Following the passing of William H. McManus president of McManus Enterprises, Inc., his wife, Jean McManus, reports that she will be considering offers to purchase the Bala Cynwyd, PA-based company. Expressions of interest should be directed to: Mrs. Jean McManus, 3938 Miller Road, PO Box 1127, Edgemont, PA 19028; Tel: 800-543-0348 or 610-353-8505; Fax: 610-353-8411; email: