Steve Warren becomes group MD in Avolites restructure23 May 2014
Avolites has announced a restructuring of its board of directors: managing director Richard Salzedo is stepping back into the role of director, and Steve Warren is ascending to the role of Avolites Group MD.
Founder shareholders Steve Warren, Richard Salzedo and financial director Meena Varatharajan purchased Avolites from previous owners Carlton TV in 1991. Since then Salzedo has worked for Avolites as research engineer and R&D director, overseeing hugely successful projects such as the Sapphire and the Avolites Pearl console before moving on to become managing director. He now hands the reigns of control to Steve Warren who started with Avolites in 1984 and in his 30 years with the company has been employed as electrical wireman, test engineer, service engineer, technical sales, and ultimately sales director.
Warren’s passion for integrating video with lighting control has driven the formation of Avolites Media and the purchase of the technology within the Ai servers. The capabilities of these were showcased at the London 2012 Olympics, powering the world’s largest video screen, and again for the volumetric ‘LED Forest’ at the recent Sochi Winter Olympics.
He said: “We at Avolites are in the privileged and possibly unique position of producing first-class lighting and video control products. The management team would like to thank Richard for his continued commitment to Avolites, and will continue to use the immensely strong components of Titan lighting engine and Ai video control engine to produce industry leading, integrated solutions for complete visual control.
“Not only will we rock our visual world, but we will make good on our promise that ‘together we will define the future’!”
Pictured (L-R) are the Avolites directors: JB Toby, Richard Salzedo, Meena Varatharajan, Steve Warren, Koy Neminathan.