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Leyard appoints Lipp to head up European arm


Thorsten Lipp has been appointed acting CEO of Leyard Europe.

He will combine the new role with his current title of COO at Leyard, which he took on in November 2018.

“We are delighted to have Thorsten leading our EMEA business, bringing with him more than a dozen years of AV industry leadership and expertise across myriad customer markets,” said Zach Zhang, chairman of Leyard International.

“In his role, Thorsten will lead operations, sales, marketing and support in the region, which will utilise his experience in segments ranging from live events and entertainment, corporate events, sports, automotive and more.”

Lipp added: “This is an exciting time in the industry as the boundaries in display technologies are exponentially expanding, offering Leyard greater opportunities to deliver the most innovative and compelling solutions for our growing markets.”

He recently was tapped to also act as interim CEO of Leyard Europe. Prior, Lipp served as a member of the executive board of Production Resource Group Germany (PRG AG), a supplier of technology and services for live events and entertainment. He was responsible for the corporate events and trade fairs segment, in addition to leading PRG’s Lab unit. Lipp was also co-founder and managing director of XL Solutions (part from XL Video Group), which was acquired by PRG in 2015.