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Phil Watson Named ChamSys USA Director

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Phil WatsonSUNRISE, FL – Phil Watson has always had a passion for the ChamSys MagicQ and the power, flexibility and mobility it’s brought him as a lighting designer. This zeal ultimately led him to join the company and nurture its growth in the US market. Now, following the acquisition of Southampton, UK-based ChamSys Ltd. by Chauvet, Watson will be assuming a new role as ChamSys USA Director.

In his new position, Watson will be working closely with the CHAUVET Professional sales and support teams to expand the presence of ChamSys in the US even further. (CHAUVET Professional will be distributing and servicing ChamSys products in the US, while sales in the rest of the world, as well as manufacturing, will continue to be handled by the company’s UK office.)

“We’re very excited to have Phil on our team,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “The depth of knowledge he brings to the job is obvious, as are his enthusiasm and dedication to service.”

Watson, who is still an active lighting designer himself, is excited by the opportunities created by the association with Chauvet. “There are a great many similarities between the way Chauvet and ChamSys view their businesses and the importance of serving the customer,” he said. “Joining with Chauvet gives us the resources to help ChamSys and the MagicQ brand reach new heights in the US market.”

ChamSys has been a consistent market innovator, an accomplishment that fits nicely into the Chauvet culture, according to Watson. “A lot of the technology that is now used throughout the industry started with ChamSys,” he said. “We were the first to have pixel mapping and now offer the only console to have 3D pixel mapping built right into the console. We’ve incorporated control via network protocols such as Art-Net from our first consoles, 14 years ago. We were the first to offer integrated control of media servers, with media thumbnails sent back to the console. Now programmers can draw a focus line in our free 3D visualizer and have the lighting instruments adjust their positioning to the line, even when they move and resize the line.  I believe this fits in well with Chauvet’s entrepreneurial spirit, so the future is bright.”

Chauvet Grand Premiere Celebrates New Facility In Mexico

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Carlos Zamora de Martino General Manager of Chauvet Mexico, Daniel Pérez.2
Carlos Zamora de Martino General Manager of Chauvet Mexico, Daniel Pérez Carrillo and Alma Delia Reyes Villegas of Kassthelm, Albert Chauvet and Berenice Chauvet at the grand premiere ceremony.

LERMA, MEXICO – Chauvet Mexico had a lot to be happy about when it celebrated the grand premiere of its new office, warehouse, service center and showroom facility recently. The company has been busy meeting the rapidly increasing demand for its products among dealers and rental houses.

Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet, expressed his gratitude for these accomplishments to Carlos Zamora de Martino, General Manager of Chauvet Mexico, and the entire Chauvet team at the ceremony. “The hard work, enthusiasm and talent that so many people have devoted to Chauvet Mexico has been remarkable,” he said. “We know that the tremendous results that we have achieved in Mexico the past year could not have been possible without contributions from so many people, and we deeply appreciate their efforts.”

Over 100 assembled guests representing dealers and production houses joined Albert and Berenice Chauvet at the grand premiere festivities, which featured a buffet dinner, speeches and DJ entertainment.

Another highlight of the evening were two lightshows: one from CHAUVET Professional, designed by well-known LD “Chucho” Guevara, and the other from CHAUVET DJ, designed in house.  After each show, guests were invited to interact with the designers and have individual fixtures that were used in the show run independently.

“The shows were not only entertaining, they were a great learning experience,” said Berenice Chauvet, Vice President of Chauvet. “Most importantly, this event was about people. Seeing the quality of the people at Chauvet Mexico and the quality of our customers, we can’t help but feel good about our future in this wonderful country.”