Professional Lighting & Production - Spring 2018 - Page 11

New Ownership at Westbury National Show Systems Canadian audiovisual integration and event services firm Westbury National has announced that Frank Gerstein is now owner, chairman, and president, taking over from company founders David Bennett and Rob Sandolowich. Both Bennett and Sandolowich will continue to play active roles within the organization. Since joining Westbury National in 2010 as a partner and managing director, Gerstein has led corpo- rate strategic planning in addition to running operations, driving innovation in the company’s Event and Show Services division, and bringing new advancements to the Audio and Visual Solutions division. “I couldn’t be more excited about this new chapter at Westbury National,” says Gerstein. “I’m proud of our team and their dedication to providing outstanding solutions and ground-breaking experiences to exceed our clients’ expectations. The business has grown tremendously and will continue to expand as we establish beachheads in other markets to support our clients across North America.” For more information, contact Westbury National Show Systems: 416-752-1371, www.westbury.com. Westbury’s Frank Gerstein AVL’s Victoria Parker AVL Names Victoria Parker as Ontario Sales Rep AVL Media Group has appointed Victoria Parker as its new sales representative in Ontario. “Victoria will be working closely with Peter Woods to ensure we provide the coverage and support our Ontario partners demand and deserve,” says Andrew Hope, managing director of AVL. “At AVL, we take the long-term view. Investing in exceptional young talent allows us to better serve and connect with our customers.” After graduating university, Parker began her career in B2B sales in an unrelated special- ized industry. She has also worked in an inside sales/support role with Lightware Canada where she first collaborated with AVL’s other Ontario sales rep, Peter Woods. “When an opportunity became available to expand our Ontario team, Victoria was the logical choice and I am looking forward to working with her as a valued member of the AVL team,” adds Woods. Parker can be reached at vparker@avlmediagroup.com. For more infor