Christie Lites, global provider of stage lighting services and technical expertise, has welcomed Chris Patton as its VP Rentals. Patton’s new role comes as part of a wider expansion of the Christie Lites management team, bringing increased focus to both client and rep support. To that end Patton will join Ken Alexander, Senior VP Rentals, to lead, develop and support the Christie Lites Rental Rep Team.
Huntly Christie, CEO of Christie Lites, says: “As the company expands into new countries and market segments, the additional management capacity that Chris brings will ensure continued focus and consistency in our customer experience. Chris will concentrate on expanding our relationship capabilities and developing sustainable business opportunities across the Christie Lites global network. His previous track record in team building and relationship management will be a great asset within the Christie Lites ecosystem, and we welcome him to the company.”
A UK native, Patton brings with him a lifetime passion for all things live entertainment and a rich and knowledgeable perspective on the entertainment lighting industry. His 20 years of professional experience embrace roles including business and team development manager for a large rental operation in the UK and as senior product manager for several key professional lighting manufacturers in the USA.
Patton states: “I am inspired to be joining Christie Lites as VP Rentals. This is a company that has a proven track record in providing outstanding lighting solutions to a vast array of entertainment and corporate projects. My appointment comes at a significant time in the industry, with the reopening and reimagining of many sectors of live entertainment and I am delighted to be part of that. I am also thrilled to be joining such an experienced and respected team. One that is focused on bringing the work of creative artists to life in so many imaginative ways.”
Chris Patton will be working globally and can be reached at email@example.com.