Glenn C. Martin III, president of the San Antonio-based Texas Scenic Company, has announced the appointment of Steve Surratt as vice president/chief operating officer. A native Texan and former TSC employee, Surratt will be returning home to assume his duties in this new position effective November 7.

"All of us are excited about Steve's return to TSC," says Martin. "We are looking forward to integrating the extensive knowledge and experience he has gained over the years away from TSC. I know that he will contribute to the continuing success of our company."

"Texas Scenic Company has a vast and talented group of people to work with," says Surratt. "I am looking forward to returning to San Antonio and the TSC family in my new role. With eight decades of history to build on, the future looks even brighter."

Surratt most recently served as sales director and general manager for ETC Architectural for five years, moving to Wisconsin as part of the Irideon team after ETC's acquisition of the line from Vari-Lite in 1998. Previously he was vice president of sales at Irideon from 1995 to 1998. Surratt worked at Colortran as a regional manager from 1986 to 1991 and moved into the position of vice president of sales until 1995. He worked at Texas Scenic Company from 1979 until 1986 and has a BA from Texas Tech University.