Zero 88 Lighting, a leading manufacturer of lighting systems for use in the education, entertainment, and presentation industries, has announced the appointment of Chris Clayton as R&D project manager.

Clayton comes to Zero 88 from Penny & Giles, a local company that manufactures industrial joystick controllers and faders, where he designed and managed projects in Aerospace/Industrial applications. Clayton is a chartered engineer and a member of the Institute of Engineering Designers.

With the merge of Zero 88 and Dynalite into the iLight Group, emphasis has been placed on innovation and research and development. Clayton will be responsible for a team of people working on fast track developments for the iLight Group. Because of his experience in international customer-based product development, he will focus the group's research team on market and customer requirements.