In an ongoing commitment to the global touring market, Solotech is pleased to announce that David Lemmink joins its Rental Division as Director of Engineering.
David has over 30 years of experience in the entertainment, broadcast and corporate staging industries. He attended college at the University of Cincinnati under its acclaimed Electrical Engineering Technology program, and continued working as both Design Engineer and Touring Technician for multiple international touring artists, including U2, Paul McCartney, Prince and Bon Jovi. Consulting for major tech companies and Internet startups throughout his career, David has created trendsetting propriety hardware and software solutions to support live entertainment productions. His extensive knowledge of video technology from the circuit design level to both high and low level computer programming, drive Solotech’s newest state-of-the-art video flypacks and video support system designs.
David has built a reputation as a vanguard developer of new and innovative technology for major broadcast manufacturers in the video industry, including Grass Valley, Ross Video and Fujinon, as well as for the system designs he pioneered for the concert touring industry. Throughout his career, he has been integral to the introduction of the newest technologies into the live performance arena and is credited with system designs for U2’s Zoo TV, early media servers with the Grateful Dead, and extensive custom control systems for the biggest names in live entertainment. Before joining Solotech, David has held longstanding positions as Director of Engineering, General Manager and Touring Engineer and has gained the respect of the industry working with the top names in live entertainment.
“Solotech has committed resources to expand their live events division and allows a perfect opportunity to grow their presence in the global touring marketplace,” Mr. Lemmink said. “I’m excited to join a company with both the vision and resources to expand that endeavour.”