It is with great sadness that American DJ announces the passing of longtime employee Joey Corral on July 3. Corral, who served American DJ in a number of management capacities, most recently in Elation Professional sales, perished in a motorcycle accident outside Los Angeles.

Corral had been active in the DJ and lighting industries for over 20 years, and during that time he made numerous contributions to the DJ community. "He touched a lot of lives, and was a great role model," said Scott Davies, general manager of the American DJ Group.

"My brother Chuck and I have known Joey since before American DJ was started," continued Davies. "He has always been a very valued friend to our families. Joey was a very sweet and caring individual who made everyone feel at home. American DJ is a close knit company, and we're all going to miss him."

Corral was 54. He leaves behind a wife, Kate, and four children, Tiffany, Kathleen, Ben and Sarah.