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7 November 2011

PLASA Announces 2011 Election Results

PLASA's month-long elections to determine positions on its European and North American Regional Boards, together with its central Governing Body, concluded at midnight on Monday 31 October.

Companies and individuals from across PLASA's worldwide membership voted in the elections which were conducted via a secure online poll.

Four positions were up for election on the European Regional Board. Ed Pagett of Panalux, who took the helm part-way through 2011, was overwhelmingly voted in to serve a further three-year term as Chair of the Board. Malcolm Burlow of Highlite was re-elected as the Dealer/Retailer Representative, while Ed Manwaring also secured re-election as the Individual Representative. Peter James of Shure Distribution UK becomes the new Distributor Representative.

Three positions were up for election on the North American Regional Board: having been asked to return to the Board in January of last year to cover the Vice Chair role, Bill Groener of A.C.T Lighting Inc was formally elected to serve in that capacity for a further term with Dinna Myers of Musson Theatrical confirmed as Secretary. Evan Williams of Riverview Systems Group retains his position as Production Services Representative.

The Governing Body elections, which ran in parallel with the Regional Board elections, focused on a single 'at-large' position voted for by the combined Business and Organizational memberships. John Simpson of White Light was the successful candidate and now joins Individual member John McGraw and Steve Terry of Electronic Theatre Controls as the three 'at large' members who sit on the Governing Body alongside the Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer of each of the Regional Boards.

All the candidates will now take on three-year positions on their respective Boards which will formally take office from 1 January next year.

 

2012 EUROPEAN REGIONAL BOARD

Chair

Ed Pagett

Panalux

Vice-Chair

Duncan Bell

Autograph Sound

Treasurer

Martin Hawthorn

Hawthorn's

Secretary

Matt Lloyd

Global Design Solutions

Dealer/Retailer Representative

Malcolm Burlow

Highlite

Distributor Representative

Peter James

Shure Distribution UK

Manufacturer Representative

James Gordon

DiGiCo

Production Services Representative

Mark Surtees

Outback Rigging

Professional Services Representative

Adam Blaxill

Stage Electrics

Rental Company Representative

Dave Crump

Creative Technology

Organizational Representative

Steve Macluskie

RSAMD

Individual Representative

Ed Manwaring

EM Communications

 

2012 NORTH AMERICAN REGIONAL BOARD

Chair

Eddie Raymond

IATSE Local 16

Vice-Chair

Bill Groener

A.C.T Lighting

Treasurer

Mike Wood

Mike Wood Consulting

Secretary

Dinna Myers

Musson Theatrical

Dealer/Retailer Representative

Scott Hoyt

Heartland Scenic Studio

Distributor Representative

Fred Mikeska

A.C. Lighting

Manufacturer Representative

Tom Siko

Lex Products Corp

Production Services Representative

Evan Williams

Riverview Systems Group

Professional Services Representative

Jules Lauve

Theatre Projects Consultants

Rental Company Representative

Steven Way

ALPS

Organizational Representative

Brian Lawlor

IATSE

Individual Representative

Ed Condit

 

 

2012 GOVERNING BODY

Chair

Mike Wood

Mike Wood Consulting

Vice-Chair

Ed Pagett

Panalux

Treasurer

Martin Hawthorn

Hawthorn's

Secretary

Steve Terry

ETC

Board Member

Duncan Bell

Autograph Sound

Board Member

Bill Groener

Tim Hunter Design

Board Member

John McGraw

Individual Member

Board Member

Eddie Raymond

IATSE Local 16

Board Member

John Simpson

White Light

Notes to Editors:

PLASA is the lead professional body for businesses that supply technologies and services to the event, entertainment and installation industries. Operating from offices in Europe and North America, the Association provides business support services to its growing worldwide membership, writes industry standards, leads the development of qualifications and focuses on improving the business practices adopted by the industry. With over 1100 members worldwide, it represents one of the largest member networks in the industry.

PLASA also runs successful media and events divisions and is responsible for the industry-leading magazines Lighting&Sound International, Lighting&Sound America and Protocol and the PLASA Show in London, together with the European and North American regional PLASA Focus events.

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