Scenechange and Green Hippo have merged under the name Green Hippo Ltd. As part of the merger, the companies completed a move into larger premises where development of new Hippotizer software will continue. Nigel Sadler, formerly technical director of Scenechange, joins the Green Hippo team as sales director. (www.hippotizer.com)

Color Kinetics Incorporated announced the appointment of Ellen Bossert as vice president of marketing. Bossert will lead the company's worldwide marketing strategy and manage the evolution of its brand in intelligent solid-state lighting solutions. (www.colorkinetics.com)

Wybron, Inc. has appointed Dusty Hudgins as western sales manager. He has been involved in entertainment and architectural lighting for over 28 years, including serving as president of the entertainment division of Bankston-Hudgins & Associates. (www.wybron.com)

Mark Leahy has joined High End Systems Inc. as the regional sales manager for Northern Europe. Based out of London, his territory includes UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, and the Baltic States. Leahy was most recently commercial sales manager for Barco Media & Entertainment in the UK. He can be contacted at mark_leahy@highend.com. (www.highend.com)

Bluefin Events, Inc., a Belmont, MA-based event production and AV staging company, has hired Elizabeth Samia as a marketing and sales representative. (www.bluefinevents.com)

The ESTA Foundation has launched a new website at www.estafoundation.org. The entire range of ESTA Technical Standards Program publications, including American National Standards and recommended practices, is for sale, available via electronic download or hard copy. Discounts are available to ESTA members and for quantity purchases.

Moving light technical specialist Scot Townsend has joined Clay Paky America as technical services manager, replacing Giovanni Zucchinali who has returned to Clay Paky in Italy. (www.claypakyamerica.com)

Strand Lighting has appointed Kenneth Yeung as the new general manager of Strand Lighting Asia based in Hong Kong. Yeung recently worked with Lighthouse Technologies Hong Kong Limited as director, sales APAC. (www.strandlighting.com)

Techni-Lux has added Felix Gallardo to its sales team. Gallardo has a retail background and experience in music and touring production. (www.techni-lux.com)

Creative Technology North America has added two new staff members. Ken Maas is now national sales director, based in the company's new Boston office, and Eric Sigman is the newest member of the project management staff in Chicago. Maas comes from AVW-TELAV where he spent 10 years as national sales manager. Sigman most recently was project manager at Travis, Inc. (www.ctnorthamerica.com)

Lighting designer Avraham Mendall Mor of Lightswitch Chicago, has earned LEED certification. Mor is the second Lightswitch designer to achieve this certification, joining colleague Kelly Roberson, who earned her certification in 2004. (www.lightswitch.net)

MA-based ALPS/Advanced Lighting & Production Services, a theatrical lighting and special event production company, recently purchased all the assets of the rental, production, and resale divisions of BN Productions. This acquisition creates one of the largest lighting companies in New England. (www.alpsweb.com)

Design Partners, Inc. (DPI) of Hollywood, an association of lighting designers and directors of photography, has announced the election of Marisa Davis to partner. (www.dpi-ld.com)

MICE Creative moved to new offices at Los Angeles Center Studios, 1201 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90017; phone: 213-572-0340. (www.micecreative.com)

WET Design launched a WET Events division, specializing in custom design, fabrication, installation, and operation of non-permanent water and fire effects. WET now brings its innovative technology and expertise to the field of special events. Recent projects include 2005 Hollywood Bowl Opening Gala and MTV 2005 Video Music Awards. (www.wetdesign.com)

Recent projects by UK theatre consultant Anne Minors include the new Yehudi Menuhin Concert Hall in Stoke d'Abernon, “The Egg,” a new children's theatre in Bath, and the renovation of The Roundhouse in London. (anne.minors@ampcstudio.com)