Valdis Dauksts has been promoted to general manager of XL Touring, according to company president John Wiseman.

Dauksts brings 30 years of experience in concert touring and production around the world to XL Video, working extensively in staging, lighting, and production capacities. His experience spans several media cultures including fashion, live theatre, corporate events, massive outdoor events (such as the Papal visit in Central Park), and large concert tours. His clients have included Bruce Allen Talent, MTV, Radio City Music Hall, VH1, Merv Griffin Productions, and many more.

During the 1980s Dauksts was vice president of lighting at Nocturne Productions; his tenure there paralleled large growth and increased sophistication in the company’s lighting business. Dauksts also served as general manager of Fourth Phase/Light and Sound Design in Newbury Park, CA.

“I am very pleased to announce Val’s promotion to general manager. Having worked with him in the past, I’m positive we’ve made a decision that will greatly benefit XL Touring Video and our customers," Wiseman says. "Val’s depth of experience and absolute dedication to excellence more than qualify him for this position. This is a natural move for our company, and a logical next step towards our goal of providing global video solutions for the touring market.”