Production Resource Group (PRG) has announced new responsibilities for two top managers in its Los Angeles office. Susan Tesh, who has been serving as general manager of West Coast operations, has been named vice president, sales and customer service. Tom Sorce, formerly vice president of business development, assumes the role of general manager, Los Angeles. (

XL Touring Video has appointed David Hyslop as operations manager of the company's West Coast facility. He is a 24-year veteran of the television production industries, with experience in sales and operations. Hyslop can be reached at 626-969-0701 or at (

Apollo Design Technology, Inc. has appointed Jeffrey Mateer as product development manager for all product lines. His past positions include general manager at Light and Sound Design in Nashville and, most recently, Light Source, Inc. in Detroit. (

Music Industries Corp. has been appointed the exclusive US distributor for Acme Effects Ltd. of Taiwan, a manufacturer of lighting and effects for DJs, nightclubs, houses of worship, theatres, and other entertainment venue applications. (

Stagecraft Industries, Inc. has opened an office in Phoenix, appointing Buddy Combs as regional sales representative. Combs' experience as an educator, technical director, designer, and consultant includes over 15 years at Northern Arizona University and service to the Lighting Commission for USITT. He can be reached at 602-354-3443 or (

Illumination Dynamics (ID) has expanded into the field of automated lighting systems and appointed Mark Rudge as director of automated and theatrical lighting. The range of new luminaires, consoles, specialized lighting (including LED technology), dimming and control systems, and truss and rigging is now available at the West Coast facility. (

Victory Mirabal has joined the Entertainment Lighting Services (ELS) sales team to lead outside sales. He will be concentrating on event productions, equipment rentals, and system sales while working outside the ELS facility. (

Lightronics Inc. has become a Silver InConcert Partner with AMX Corporation. AMX's InConcert Partner Program allows the integration of manufacturers' equipment with AMX control systems. This will allow Lightronics' customers to not only control lighting, but a variety of other technologies such as audio/video, from one central location. (;

Holo-Walls, LLC of Westlake Village, CA has opened an office in Mexico City in alliance with All Access Productions and under the direction of Jose Pablo Cruz. (

Dates have been announced for the TOMCAT Hoist & Rigging Workshop 2006. Workshops run the course of four days, March 1 through 4, in Midland, TX. The annual school includes workshops pertaining to hoist, rigging, truss, and fall protection. Also available is the Advanced Workshop from March 3 to 4. For additional information, contact Lisa Jebsen at 432-694-7070 or (

Leviton has appointed Dennis French as lighting controls sales specialist for the metro-New York area. In his new post, French will support sales of the company's box-mounted lighting controls for both residential and commercial applications. (

QuVIS, Inc. has appointed Larry Jacobson as president of the company's newly formed entertainment division. Jacobson most recently was vice president of Strong Digital, a division of Ballantyne of Omaha Inc. He has approximately 30 years tenure as a theatre consultant and exhibitor. (

Pathway Connectivity has moved its operations to a new 7,000 sq. ft. facility at Unit 103, 1429 17th Avenue SE, in the Inglewood district of Calgary. Twice the size of the previous location, over 1,500 sq. ft. are devoted to R&D activities, while the manufacturing and warehouse space doubled in size. (

Motion Laboratories, manufacturer of power distribution, chain hoist motor control, and rigging safety equipment, has hired Diane Jacob as marketing manager and Paul S. Morrill as system designer. (

Vista Systems has announced that Sapphire Marketing, LLC in Paramus, NJ, will be representing the company's products in New York, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and New England. In addition, Affinity Professional Sales Representatives, LLC has been appointed to represent the company's products in the Mid-Atlantic region, including central and western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. (;

ICDC Design is a new Australian design and drafting business specializing in entertainment and event lighting design and also offering CAD and drafting service for the event industry. (

Walter Holden has joined the design/account management staff of Impact Lighting and Production. Holden has experience with corporate events, theatre/dance, and concert touring. (

Bluefin Events, Inc. has hired William Wilkins III as its new sales representative. Wilkins has over 15 years experience, and he can be reached at or 617-489-7258. (