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Chauvet Celebrates New French Subsidiary

PARIS – Chauvet capped off the first full year of its French subsidiary’s operation with a gala celebration. Over 100 guests attended the festive event, which was held on March 21 at the company’s French headquarters in the south Paris suburb of Chilly-Mazarin. They enjoyed an evening of food and beverages, live entertainment, games and a firsthand look at the company’s latest offerings, including the new additions to its award-winning Maverick and Ovation series of LED fixtures.

“We were excited to welcome so many accomplished guests from the French entertainment lighting industry, very pleased to see their enthusiasm for our new products,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “Since it was launched in 2018, Chauvet France has established a solid following throughout this market.”

Guests at the event also got to tour Chauvet France’s impressive facility, with its two showrooms totaling more than 100m² and its 70m² service department. The spacious showrooms house an extensive array of fixtures from CHAUVET Professional and CHAUVET DJ. “This facility really reflects our commitment to serving the French market at the highest level, both in terms of products and service,” said Michael Brooksbank, General Manager of Chauvet Europe.

Eagerly embraced by the French Market, Chauvet fixtures have been used at events in high- profile venues such as The Louvre and at leading retail establishments like Pirates Cove, as well as at concerts, schools and live music venues. “This has been a very good year for us in France,” said Martin Fournier, European Sales Director of Chauvet. “Inspired to do better, our entire team intends to build on this success.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Chauvet Names Ben Virgo EU Senior Products Specialist

NOTTINGHAM, UK – Ben Virgo has joined Chauvet as European Senior Product Specialist for the company’s CHAUVET Professional lighting products. A ten-year veteran of the lighting industry, Virgo brings an extensive technological background to his new position, having previously served as Head of Technology at Factory Settings Ltd., where he was tasked with integrating technology into large-scale production projects. Prior to assuming that position, he was the European Technical Manager at ENTTEC lighting controls.

“We’re excited to welcome Ben to our team,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “The growth of our company has been fueled by the high quality of our products and service. In light of Ben’s experience, ability and passion for excellence, we’re confident he’ll fit right into the Chauvet culture and make valuable contributions to our efforts.”

Michael Brooksbank, General Manager of Chauvet Europe, was equally enthused about Virgo’s appointment. “Ben is a great addition to our team,” he said. “His technical qualifications are outstanding, but beyond that he shares our philosophy of building Chauvet by offering customers the best possible value.”

Virgo will work out of London, but will be traveling extensively throughout the EU. “I’m very excited to interact with Chauvet customers and learn from them,” he said. “Chauvet has grown tremendously by understanding and addressing the needs of customers. I look forward to being part of this process with a very supportive and talented team of people.”

Daryl Sutton Joins Chauvet As House Of Worship Specialist

SUNRISE, FL – Chauvet has announced that Daryl Sutton has joined the company as its National Worship Resource Manager. A founding director of the Worship Arts Technology Summit (W.A.T.S.), Sutton brings a wealth of experience in serving churches to his new position. Prior to joining Chauvet, he was with Martin Professional/HARMAN International for 17 years, filling a number of positions related to the house of worship market, most recently as Global Business Development & Solutions Manager – Worship.

“Our company has enjoyed impressive growth in the house of worship market over the past four years,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “We’ve been extremely gratified by how customers in this market have embraced Chauvet and its products. Now with someone of Daryl’s experience on board, we’ll be able to go even further in addressing the needs of house of worship customers of all sizes.”

In his new position, Sutton will be directing and coordinating outreach programs aimed at increasing awareness of Chauvet and its lighting solutions among house of worship customers. “Daryl brings unparalleled expertise, passion, and enthusiasm to this role,” said John Castelino, Chauvet’s Vice President of Global Marketing. “With his experience and insights, Daryl will be instrumental in helping us focus and refine our approach to the house of worship market.”

Grant Goodson, Chauvet’s Director of U.S. Sales, is also eager to begin working with Sutton. “Daryl brings a great deal of energy, enthusiasm, and intelligence to this position,” he said. “I’m very confident that he will help Chauvet build on the momentum we’ve established in this market.”

Sutton is equally enthused by the opportunity his new position represents. “I am excited to continue my journey supporting the worship tech community with the passionate Chauvet team,” said Sutton. “Chauvet is a dynamic and rapidly growing company that is dedicated to serving the worship community, not only with products, but also through educational programs. We share the same commitment and values.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

CHAUVET Professional Appoints Lewis Long Southeast Business Development Manager

SUNRISE, FL – Lewis Long has been named Southeast Business Development Manager of CHAUVET Professional. Long, who will be based out of the company’s Sunrise, Florida global headquarters, will be representing the CHAUVET Professional and ILUMINARC lines of lighting, as well as ChamSys consoles.

Prior to joining Chauvet, Long held various sales management positions at Martin HARMAN lighting and its predecessor companies. He joins CHAUVET Professional most recently from GLP, where he has been contributing in the role as Sales Manager for the Eastern US. During his career, he has built a stellar reputation for his product knowledge, industry involvement and commitment to customer service.

“We are stoked to have Lewis on board,” said Grant Goodson, Direct of Sales US at Chauvet. “CHAUVET Professional’s growth has come from great products represented by a hungry sales team. We have built a model to ensure our dealers receive the best possible support. With Lewis, our team is even stronger.”

DeAnna Padgett, Sales Manager of CHAUVET Professional, was equally enthusiastic. “Lewis is a highly respected industry professional with extensive experience in many segments of the lighting market,” she said. “I thrilled to have him join our team!”

For his part, Long is eager to contribute to the growth of CHAUVET Professional, ILUMINARC and ChamSys. “Everyone in the industry knows how much this company has accomplished in the past five years,” he said. “This is a great opportunity for me personally and professionally. I look forward to being part of a company that’s at the cutting edge of lighting.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Chris Hale Joins Chauvet

NOTTINGHAM, UK – Highly regarded industry veteran Chris Hale has joined Chauvet as its new UK Product Specialist. Prior to joining Chauvet, Chris was the Senior Product Specialist for Martin Professional UK. During his 23 years with that company and its predecessors, Chris worked with lighting products utilized in the touring, theatre, broadcast and film markets.

“Chris is a valuable addition to our team,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “He has a broad and deep understanding of many different lighting applications. We’re confident he will be able to make good contributions to Chauvet as we continue to expand and serve more markets with our products.”

Working out of Chauvet’s UK office, Chris is involved primarily in the company’s professional product range. “We feel there is an excellent match-up between Chris’s experience and our company’s mission,” said Michael Brooksbank, General Manager of Chauvet Europe. “Not only does he have a great deal of expertise, he also shares our value and customer service driven philosophy.”

Chris echoes this enthusiasm. “I’ve already experienced first-hand just how far Chauvet goes to give the customers the very best experience,” he states. “With such a broad product range, we have the right products for every application and deliver this with passion and care.”

“No matter how big or small, our mission is to put the customer first, to deliver on our commitments and provide the best value and support,” states Matt Hallard Chauvet UK Sales Manager. “What’s most pleasing is just how well our product range stacks up against the competition. With a strong team in UK sales and customer support, we are well placed to further expand our reach into the hearts and minds of the UK lighting community. Watch this space!”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Chauvet Names Alain Minet European Marketing Manager

PARIS Chauvet, a leading maker of entertainment and architectural lighting, has named Alain Minet Marketing Manager of Chauvet Europe. Alain, who comes to Chauvet after successful tenures as a marketing executive at Serge Ferrari and Philips, will work out of the company’s recently opened Paris office.

“We have enjoyed exponential growth in Europe,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “Our French and German offices, which opened in January, have both been off to incredibly fast starts, while our UK and Belgium facilities have been growing at a rapid pace. Given this growth, we needed someone who could oversee our expanding marketing efforts. Alain fits this need perfectly.”

Prior to joining Chauvet, Alain Minet directed corporate communications and marketing at Serge Ferrari. Before that, he was segment manager at Philips Office, Industrial and Healthcare Lighting. “Alain brings a wealth of experience to his position,” said Michael Brooksbank, European General Manager at Chauvet. “His knowledge, experience and passion for excellence will make him a valuable addition to the Chauvet team.”

Alain Minet will be heading the European marketing of the entire family of Chauvet brands, which includes CHAUVET Professional, CHAUVET DJ and ILUMINARC. He will report directly to John Castelino, Global Vice President of Marketing at Chauvet.

“Our entire marketing team is excited about Alain joining Chauvet,” said Castelino. “As an organization, we thrive on innovation. Our growth has been built on new ideas, and I am confident that Alain’s contributions will only make us stronger.”

For his part, Alain is eager to build on the success Chauvet has enjoyed in Europe. “This is a wonderful opportunity,” he said. “Chauvet has established itself as a leader in our industry. The company has a well-deserved reputation for quality and for advancing technology in new ways. I am excited to be part of a team that places such an emphasis on innovation.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Defend Our Industry – #SaveStageLighting

Dear Colleagues,

A new regulation under consideration in the EU, Eco-Design Working Plan 2016-2019, poses a serious threat to our entire industry and will, if enacted, threaten the very existence of many theatres in Europe by rendering their existing lighting rigs obsolete.

The energy standards that would be imposed on our industry by this proposed regulation are not only highly unrealistic, they are, for all intents and purposes, unattainable at a price that any theatre could afford.

We stand united with the Association of Lighting Designers (ALD), Production Services Association (PSA), and PLASA to oppose this regulation and urge you to sign the ALD’s petition to the EU Energy Directorate asking that this proposed regulation be dropped. You can support our efforts and sign the petition by clicking the link below in this message.

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Chauvet Names Matt Hallard UK Sales Manager

NOTTINGHAM, UK – Lighting industry veteran Matt Hallard has been appointed Chauvet UK Sales Manager and will be responsible for CHAUVET Professional, CHAUVET DJ and Iluminarc lighting products in the UK and Ireland.

Hallard has diverse experience in the lighting industry. Prior to joining Chauvet, he was a shareholder and Director at Limited Edition Event Design, a full-service design company with offices in London and Cannes. Before holding that position, he was with Martin Professional, first as the Business Development Manager for the Concert/Touring division and later as UK Sales Manager. He was also European Sales Manager for Philips Vari-Lite for many years, as well as a Project Manager for Production Resource Group Europe.

“We are very happy to have Matt on our team,” said Michael Brooksbank, General Manager of Chauvet Europe. “Aside from his broad knowledge of lighting and the UK market, he also shares the Chauvet philosophy of total customer service, as well as our vision for the future growth of Chauvet Europe.”

For his part, Hallard was eager to be a part of the action. “Chauvet is perfectly placed for 2018 and beyond — the product, the policies, the service and support, the buoyant and consistent year-on-year growth and aggressive vision. All the ingredients are in place for us to show influencers and buyers alike that you can have innovative, reliable products with an ROI that’s a no-brainer investment for a production house!”

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Chauvet expandiert nach Deutschland

Bremen, Deutschland – Der global führende Hersteller in der Entertainment Technologie Branche „Chauvet“ mit dem Hauptsitz in Miami, USA hat erfolgreich zum Jahreswechsel eine weitere eigenständige Dependance, diesmal in Deutschland gegründet. Die Chauvet Germany GmbH mit dem Standort in Bremen bietet dem deutschen Markt eine Produktvielfalt von CHAUVET Professional, CHAUVET DJ und Iluminarc an.

Thomas Fischer, ehemals Inhaber der Fischer Vertriebsgesellschaft mbh & Co. KG wird Chauvet Germany GmbH dabei auf dem deutschen Markt als Geschäftsführer, wie einst gewohnt, professionell und erfahren repräsentieren. Unterstützend wird Henning Oeker als branchenbekannter Experte für Lichtprodukte die Vertriebsleitung übernehmen.

„Wir sind sehr dankbar, Thomas und Henning für Deutschland gewonnen zu haben. Thomas und Henning werden den Rest Ihres Teams mit erfahrenden Lichtprofis weiter ausbauen. Das gesamte Team ist gut positioniert und hoch motiviert, unseren Kunden in Deutschland den bestmöglichen Support zu liefern, erläuterte Albert Chauvet, CEO von Chauvet.“

Thomas Fischer, vorher Inhaber der Fischer Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG kommentierte das Statement mit den Worten: „Wir freuen uns sehr auf diese spannende Herausforderung. Chauvet hat weltweit eine hervorragende Reputation am Markt und eine der führenden Entwicklungen von innovativen LED Produkten für die Veranstaltungsbranche.“

Die Chauvet Germany GmbH ist die vierte europäische Tochtergesellschaft und die sechste Tochtergesellschaft des in Florida ansässigen Herstellers, die ihre Produkte gemeinsam mit einem Netzwerk von autorisierten Händlern in über 100 Ländern verkauft.

Der Firmensitz der Chauvet Germany GmbH befindet sich in der Bruno-Bürgel-Str.11 in 28759 Bremen. Das deutsche Team ist bereits unter erreichbar.

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Chauvet Opens French Subsidiary

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PARIS – Chauvet, a leading global supplier of entertainment and architectural lighting, has announced the opening of Chauvet France, a wholly-owned subsidiary located in Paris. The new facility is responsible for directly distributing and supporting the company’s brands: CHAUVET Professional, CHAUVET DJ and Iluminarc in France.

For Chauvet, previously distributed by third parties in France for over a decade, the new facility demonstrates its commitment to the French market. “Many of our French customers have been buying our lights for years, so the time had come to support them by having a direct presence in France,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “Having a local presence will make us more responsive to the specific needs of our customers.”

Chauvet France will be dedicated to lighting, a focus that the company believes will also enhance its level of service. “We are lighting people and we believe that lighting deserves a full-time commitment,” said Michael Brooksbank, General Manager of Chauvet Europe.

Chauvet France is staffed by seasoned lighting professionals, including the recently appointed Chauvet European Sales Director, Martin Fournier, Jerome Garnier, Nicolas Pommier and Juliette Masson. “We are focused on delivering the highest quality customer experience” said Fournier. “We have a broad range of products, all designed to meet specific customer needs.”

Chauvet France is the third European subsidiary and the fifth domestic subsidiary of the Florida-headquartered manufacturer, whose products are otherwise sold through a network of authorized distributors in over 100 countries.

Chauvet France is located at 3, rue Ampère, 91380 Chilly Mazarin in Paris. Sales or service inquires can be addressed to

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