Chris McMeen Joins Christie Lites Rentals Team
Christie Lites, a North American entertainment stage lighting and rigging supplier, announces the appointment of Chris McMeen as a new member of its rental rep team. McMeen is already on board in his new role, developing new client and market relationships in the New York City/New Jersey area and serving his client base from all 12 Christie warehouse locations across North America.
McMeen brings a broad base of knowledge in market sectors of TV, corporate, theatre, concert touring, and special events. He was most recently northeast regional sales manager at High End Systems, a Barco group. Prior to that, he spent six years as VP sales at Scharff Weisberg. His industry career started in 1997 with High Output in Boston, where he served as director of theatre and special events.
Christie Lites owner/CEO Huntly Christie comments, "Chris represents a big step forward for us in our efforts to expand in the Northeast. His extensive background and experience in the lighting marketplace makes him an ideal fit for Christie Lites."
McMeen says, "I'm pleased to bring Christie Lites to the New York clientele. I believe customers will find value in using Christie Lites' service that they haven't seen before in the New York rental market. They will also be pleased that Christie Lites provides the newest lighting equipment available, including LED products and moving lights, as well as a vast scope and deep inventory of rigging products of all types."
In related news, Christie Lites continues to expand its successful partnership with Hudson-Christie Lighting to serve the New York theatre community. Hudson/Christie Lighting shares offices with Hudson Theatrical Associates in mid-town Manhattan and supplies Broadway and Off-Broadway shows from its new expanded lighting shop location, which is part of the Hudson Scenic Studio complex in Yonkers, New York.