Creative Stage Lighting has announced a number of staff changes to prepare the company for growth in 2013.
Michael Carattini has joined the company in the position of Director of Sales. Carattini was previously in leadership roles with entertainment lighting companies including Coemar, Robe, Strong, and DTS Lighting. Carattini brings with him in-depth understanding of Dealer sales and a high-level understanding of lighting control platforms, including Avolites lighting control. He will be responsible for sales strategy for the company, including defining new regions and markets, determining product and market focus, and developing sales tactics. Carattini will also be CSL’s sales manager in the central region of the United States. He will report to CSL President George B. Studnicky III.
“Creative Stage Lighting has gained my sincere respect over the years as a company able to provide a vast array of industry recognized brands and do it with professionalism and heart,” said Carattini. “I intend to continue in this excellent tradition."
“Michael’s energy and expertise in caring for a Dealer Network will assist our Dealers immensely in growing their businesses.” said Creative Stage Lighting President George B. Studnicky III.
Steve Washington has joined the company in the position of Director of Business Development. Washington was previously in leadership, development, and operations positions with Vari-Lite, PRG, and Wybron. Washington joins CSL with an extensive background in media servers and lighting control consoles. He will be responsible for developing strategic relationships with vendor partners and overseeing certain operations, including product support. Washington will also be CSL’s sales manager in the western region of the United States. He will report to CSL President George B. Studnicky III.
“Steve possesses a wonderful balance of courtesy, professionalism and wisdom and he will positively benefit all whom he works with.” said CSL President George B. Studnicky III.
Within the company, George B. Studnicky IV will take on the role of Vice President. Studnicky IV has served in the company’s rental and production operations since 2000 and has served as Rentals and Production Department Manager since 2007. As Vice President he will be responsible for overseeing special projects within the company and working closely with the CSL management team. He will report directly to President George B. Studnicky III.
“Over the years George has always done a terrific job here,” said CSL President George B. Studnicky III. “It is with great pride that I witness him taking on this position and absorbing more responsibility.”
Established 1977, Creative Stage Lighting is a manufacturer, wholesale supplier and distributor of products for the stage and theatrical lighting professional.