Strand Lighting announced today the appointment of Tim Burnham as president of the Strand Lighting Group, based in the company’s North American offices in Cypress, California.

Burnham recently left French multi-national Legrand, where he was marketing vice president and director of strategic planning for Legrand, North America.

Prior to joining Legrand, he had spent 30 years in the entertainment lighting business in the UK and USA, starting work backstage in the West End, followed by years of touring, lighting design, and running his own rental company. He managed ARRI's lighting control division in London before moving to the US in 1994.

"I’m truly excited to be back in the lighting industry," Burnham commented. "I have so many friends in this business, and to be honest, I missed them while I was away. Now I’m getting to know a great new group of people, and I think we have a great product. Of course it’s going to be unlimited hard work – but also tremendous fun!"

Burnham is relocating to California from Upstate New York with his wife Mooi, son Ben, and Sparky the dog.