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7 November 2013

PLASA Announces 2013 Election Results

New York, NY - 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 Thursday 31 October.

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

There were four positions available on the European Regional Board. Filling the officer positions, Adam Blaxill of Stage Electrics was elected Regional Board Vice-Chair and Duncan Bell of Autograph Sound Ltd, was elected Secretary. Lee Dennison of Sound by Design Ltd is the new Professional Services Representative and Matt Lloyd of Global Design Solutions Ltd, has been voted as the Manufacturer Representative.

Four positions were up for election on the North American Regional Board with Eddie Raymond of IATSE Local 16 elected for his second term as Chair, Fred Mikeska of A.C Lighting Inc. and Brian Lawlor of IATSE taking the Distributor and Organizational Representative positions respectively. Dana Taylor joins the board as the Individual Representative.

The Governing Body elections, which ran in parallel with the Regional Board elections, focused on filling a single 'at-large' position voted for by the combined Business and Organizational memberships. Steve Terry of Electronic Theatre Controls, successfully retained his position and will continuing working with Individual Member John McGraw and John Simpson of White Light 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 commence three-year positions on their respective Boards - formally taking office from 1 January next year.

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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