As Ayrton continues to expand its international designer relations and sales teams, the company is delighted to welcome Brian Dowd as its new designer relationship manager for North America. The new role takes effect from 1 October 2021.
Dowd brings to Ayrton nearly 45 years of experience across almost every aspect of the lighting industry, from production and rental to distribution, sales and leadership roles in a variety of companies. His new role will see him work with lighting designers, specifiers and key production contacts to excite and develop the market for Ayrton, supporting the work of Ayrton’s North American distributor, ACT Entertainment.
“I am thrilled by the opportunity to join the Ayrton team,” states Dowd. “I have always felt that Ayrton designs and produces the highest quality automated fixtures in the world. It will be an honour to help grow the brand. The years I have spent nurturing relationships will be well served, and developing new ones will be exciting. I have known many of the Ayrton team for a long time so it will feel like home right away.”
“Brian’s previous experience with Ayrton from his time at ACT Lighting means he knows the product well and understands the Ayrton philosophy,” says Michael Althaus, Ayrton’s global sales director. “His work with major US companies has enabled him to develop a breadth and depth of understanding of designers, their needs and the market, which is important to us.
“While we are very excited to welcome Brian back on board in this new role, we are also very grateful for everything Chris Lose has achieved in this role over the past couple of years. Some exciting projects recently brought Chris closer back to the programming and production side, with the latest project he’s been working on over the past half a year on behalf of WBD – the Al Wasl Grand PLAZA on the EXPO2020 in Dubai – going live on Oct, 1st. Thank you so much, Chris, and hope to see you again in person at LDI.”