Vari-Lite, a Genlyte company, has hired Alan Kibbe as regional sales manager for the Northeast Region of the US. Kibbe will be based out of Norwalk, CT, and will oversee the Vari-Lite Authorized Rental and Sales network in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Kentucky, and Ohio.

“Vari-Lite is proud to have Alan joining our team,” says Bob Schacherl, Vari-Lite vice president of Worldwide Sales. “The Northeast Region is a very strong and influential region in the entertainment lighting industry, and we are extremely pleased and fortunate to have someone of his caliber in this position. It is my belief that the combination of his knowledge, experience, and dedication will lead to increased business for both us and our dealers and improved customer service throughout the region.”

Prior to joining Vari-Lite, Kibbe was the national sales manager for Rosco Laboratories. He has also served as a project consultant with Theatre Projects Consultants, Inc, as well as a regional sales manager for Strand Lighting.

“I am very excited to be joining Vari-Lite,” adds Kibbe. “Vari-Lite is recognized as both a creator and innovator in the automated lighting world, and I am looking forward to carrying on the tradition of excellent client service to all our current and prospective dealers and end-users.”

Kibbe may be contacted by phone at 203-952-5166, or by e-mail at akibbe@genlytecontrols.com.