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April 22, 2024

Lightware Names Christopher Chandler Senior Vice President of Sales for the Americas, Clint Hoffman Assumes Lightware US CEO Responsibilities

USA Changes Chris Chandler Clint Hoffman

FEB 27, 2024 Orion, MI ─ We announce the appointment of Christopher Chandler as the Senior Vice President of Sales for the Americas and Clint Hoffman, President of Lightware Americas, will assume the duties of Chief Executive Officer of Lightware US.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Christopher Chandler and the additional responsibilities for Clint Hoffman,” commented Gergely Vida, CEO of Lightware Visual Engineering. “Since joining Lightware, Clint and Christopher have proven instrumental in our growth. Their combined expertise and leadership will be invaluable as we continue to innovate and deliver cutting-edge audiovisual solutions to our customers. We guarantee a seamless transition into these new roles and responsibilities as we uphold our commitment to serving our customers.

With nearly 40 years of success in sales, marketing, operations and product development within the professional AV industry, Clint Hoffman brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role at Lightware. Throughout his career, Hoffman has worked with industry-leading manufacturers such as Sony, Panasonic, Mitsubishi and Kramer Electronics. He has played a pivotal role in channel and brand strategy and product development for many industry-leading brands.

Hoffman’s dedication to promoting and championing the professional audiovisual industry is evident through his leadership roles at AVIXA International. Currently serving as an adjunct faculty member, Hoffman has previously chaired the AVIXA Membership Committee, been a member of the steering committee of the AVIXA Exhibitors Committee, served on the AVIXA Foundation Board, and acted as vice chairman of the AVIXA Manufacturers Committee.

Clint Hoffman

I am excited and fortunate to become an even more integral part of the leadership team of Lightware Americas and to lead the US, Canada and Latin American teams into its next phase of growth and innovation,” noted Hoffman. “With a strong foundation and a very dedicated and talented team, I am looking forward to continuing to drive the Lightware vision of delivering exceptional audiovisual solutions to our customers in the Americas.”

As the new Senior Vice President of Sales for the Americas, Christopher Chandler leverages over 25 years of experience in the audiovisual industry, demonstrating a history in sales and management. Before joining Lightware, Chandler held diverse positions at Biamp, including Sales Director, where his contributions significantly fueled the company’s growth. Additionally, Chandler brings a wealth of expertise gained from his time at Harman International, Pelton Marsh Kinsella and Shen Milsom & Wilke, LLC. Chandler’s background as a senior consultant and AV project lead promises to strengthen relationships with consultants and integrators, thereby advancing Lightware’s presence and offerings within the market.

Chris Chandler

Chandler added, “Lightware’s remarkable growth over the recent years has been exponential – We look forward to future growth and expansion. I am thrilled to leverage my experience and established relationships in this new role as we support Lightware’s ever-expanding network of global customers and partners.

The wealth of knowledge, strategic vision and a deep commitment to excellence that both Hoffman and Chandler have brought and will continue to bring to Lightware will undoubtedly drive Lightware’s presence in the United States to new heights.

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