A.C.T Lighting, Inc., a leading importer and distributor of lighting products, is pleased to announce that Bill Gallinghouse has joined the company as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development.
“Since its founding by Bob Gordon more than twenty years ago, A.C.T Lighting has always been known for industry-leading sales and marketing, and Bill’s appointment will help solidify that,” says Ben Saltzman, the company’s CEO. “As our company grows, we’ve found that we needed to formalize and build our organizational structure and Bill is the perfect person to help us make this happen. Also, Bill comes on board with an extensive knowledge of the installation markets, an area we see as growing in importance. Bill will work hand-in-hand with our Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Brian Dowd, and the rest of our executive team.”
Bill Gallinghouse comes to A.C.T Lighting with an extensive resume in the entertainment lighting industry. Most recently, he was owner of Specification Sales & Service, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in helping entertainment lighting and rigging manufacturers sell their products through the US specification sales markets. Prior to that he was Vice President of Business Development for Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc. (ETC) of Middleton, Wisconsin where he was responsible for the company’s global market development and marketing functions. Earlier, he served as Managing Director of that company’s London subsidiary and Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
Gallinghouse was also Executive Vice President at PRG, a global leader in production equipment rentals to Broadway, live events, industry, political conventions and live music.
“I’ve known Ben Saltzman for over 20 years,” says Gallinghouse. “Ben is looking to further the growth of A.C.T Lighting, and I’m delighted to work with him to continue to build business and explore new markets. The company has an incredible reputation in the live event industry and I feel confident that we can sell our products into the installation and facilities market, where I have spent a great deal of my career.”
Gallinghouse notes that A.C.T Lighting is known for its “world-class products” and equally top-notch customer service. “”Their reputation for their high level of service is really important to me,” he says. “It’s something that founder Bob Gordon established many years ago. Their technology partners, such as Clay Paky and MA Lighting, are also well known for their customer service. That combination produces a company that’s at the top of their game in both products and service.”
About A.C.T Lighting
A leading importer and distributor of lighting products, A.C.T Lighting, Inc. strives to identify future trends and cutting-edge products, and stock, sell and support their inventory. The company provides superior customer service and value for money to all of its clients.
For more information about Clay Paky and A.C.T Lighting, visit www.actlighting.com