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9 May 2011

Ruth Rossington to leave PLASA

UK - PLASA has revealed that Ruth Rossington, a former editor of LSi magazine and now Executive Director EU and COO at PLASA, is to leave the association at the end of 2011. Ruth joined the organisation in 1988, working initially as assistant editor on LSi, and becoming editor in June 1997. At the start of 2004, she left LSi to become a Director of PLASA, working alongside the events, media, membership, skills and technical teams. In the last 18 months, she has led the operational side of PLASA's merger with ESTA, working closely with Lori Rubinstein in North America to steer the first phase of operational integration and to put in place the new Governance systems for the organisation.

PLASA's CEO Matthew Griffiths said: "Ruth is not just a colleague, but a good friend. During her time with the organisation she has made a significant contribution and PLASA has benefitted hugely from Ruth's diligence, sheer hard work, eye for detail and passion for the cause. Without doubt she will be missed when she leaves and we owe her a massive debt of thanks for being instrumental in getting PLASA to where it is today."

Ruth is leaving to undertake a two-year qualification in tourism and to pursue a career as a writer and journalist. All the team at PLASA and LSi magazine wish her every success in her new life.

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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