Elation Professional’s European headquarters is pleased to announce the hiring of Alistair Smyth, a 24-year industry veteran who joins the growing office’s technical sales department. Smyth comes to Elation with a proven background in customer, technical, sales and project support and will provide technical advice, assistance and training for Elation’s extensive product line.
Originally from Northern Ireland, Smyth lived in England for many years before recently relocating to Kerkrade, The Netherlands, home of the Elation Europe headquarter office, where he has already started in the new position. ”I have moved from England to the Netherlands to join Elation and I am excited and happy to join the team here,” he said. “The Elation brand has been known to me for many years and I jumped at the chance to be a member of the technical and sales force. I hope to provide a valued contribution to both customers and staff.”
Prior to Elation, Smyth worked as a technical sales coordinator at Flashlight Ltd., a distributor of entertainment industry technology near Manchester. He has previously worked in the video department of A.C. Entertainment Technologies (Leeds) and in Canada for Christie Lites, where he was head of service in the rental company’s Toronto office. He also has experience from High End/Flying Pig Systems and Vari*lite Production Services (PRG).
“Alistair’s many years of industry experience are invaluable and we are delighted that he has joined our team here in Kerkrade,” stated Elation’s European sales and marketing manager Marc Librecht. “He brings a skill set to the department that will benefit both our sales team and customer base. He not only has technical know-how and problem solving abilities, he is customer focused with an eye for detail that we are confident will strengthen the Elation brand and market presence.”