Phil O'Donnell has resigned from Strand Lighting after 26 years working at offices in North America and Hong Kong and serving as CEO since 2001.

Scharff Weisberg has finalized a deal with German-based G-LEC to be the exclusive US rental agent for G-LEC ClassicFrame, a new transparent LED "graphics display curtain."

Robe America has appointed Tim Edwards western US sales manager to run the new West Coast office. The new address: 215 W. Palm Ave, Suite 102, Burbank, CA, 91502.

Clay Paky America, a subsidiary of Italian-based Clay Paky SPA, has launched its new website at

Illumination Arts, consultancy firm of Faith E. Baum, IALD, LC, and Kenneth A. Douglas, IALD, LC, is now certified by New Jersey as a Small Business Enterprise and a Women-Owned Business Enterprise.

The Lighting Design Group has appointed Monica Rose senior lighting designer. She will lead expansion to the Maryland/Virginia area by opening a Washington DC office.

Coemar UK has been appointed as exclusive distributors of Geni Lighting for the professional and DJ markets.

Mark Miller has joined Selecon, covering London and the South of England. Miller will play a key role in the upcoming workshops being held in the UK.

Techni-Lux has announced the addition of Ted May in technical sales specializing in film and television lighting. The company also now offers WYSIWYG, Console Edition, with SGM Regia consoles and the ShowCad Artist system.

Look Solutions has opened a branch office in Waynesboro, PA, headed by Nathan Kahn.

Martin Professional has announced that Henrik Holm has moved to Singapore to assume the position of business development manager. In addition, Villads Thomsen has returned to the headquarters in Aarhaus as customer care manager, while international business development manager Kasper Gissel has taken lead of the area sales management team in Aarhus.

Light Stream Controls (LSC) has announced it is re-branding its controllers internationally under the name of affiliate Elation Professional.

AC Lighting (Canada) Ltd. has changed its name to AC Lighting Inc., operating from headquarters in Toronto, with distribution facilities in Buffalo, NY.

Altman Rentals, Inc., a subsidiary of Altman Lighting, Inc., has appointed John Fahnestock as rental agent. In addition, Joe Trovato has been promoted to rentals manager and John Carver is now the director of rentals operations.

Lighting designer and consultant Colin Baldwin has launched a new web site at

San Francisco-based designer Kelly Roberson has earned LEED certification, assuring her understanding of “green” building practices and principles.

Mike Barber, IALD/IESNA, has been made a principal at Lighting Practice in Philadelphia.