GLP has continued to strengthen its UK operation, with the announcement that the
hugely experienced David Stewart has been recruited as Sales Manager.
An industry veteran with nearly 30 years’ service, he spent the previous decade with
Martin Professional, where he built up a powerful network of key specifiers, lighting
designers and rental companies. Starting his career as a Vari-Lite operator, after
working freelance for ten years he then enjoyed stints with Stage Electrics, Fusion and
Spirit Design before joining Martin Professional.

Finding himself ready for a change, he said that GLP had been an obvious move. “The
brand is very well known, and they were at the forefront of LED moving head
technology with their impression series.

“Aside from their excellent reputation and branding, I liked the idea of working for an
independent company where I can make a difference and have a more hands-on
approach to developing the next technology.’

Stewart looks forward to being reunited with Mark Ravenhill, who heads up GLP in the
United States, with whom he previously worked at Martin Professional. “Mark has
been a huge influence, and I have huge respect for him. We have kept in touch at
trade shows, and when he approached me about the sales manager role, the timing
seemed perfect.’

Through his many contacts and networking skills, Stewart’s immediate goal will be to
further develop the market for GLP’s burgeoning portfolio and, at the same time, seek
feedback from key end users.