Elation Professional is pleased to announce that lighting industry veteran Frank Schotman (better known as “The Tank”) has joined the company’s European Sales Team as a technical sales representative and product specialist.
The Tank is a well-known face in the lighting industry with over 25 years of experience under his belt. He comes to Elation from a position as Senior Product Specialist at the AED Group, where he supported High End Systems Inc.’s HOG4 family, including their full range of fixtures.
Frank possesses extensive knowledge of the Hog range of consoles, having worked for High End Systems for a number of years as a Product Support Specialist. He also worked for Eclipse Staging Services in Dubai as Head of Lighting and is a specialist in a wide range of automated fixtures.
Frank also brings with him a wealth of front line experience from major tours and productions of all types. Highlights include support for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, as well as support work on tours by Prodigy, Eric Clapton, Faithless, Iron Maiden and One Direction, as well as Coldplay’s wildly successful A Head Full of Dreams tour.
Elation plans to tap Frank’s vast product knowledge and industry experience to help identify opportunities and grow the company’s presence across Europe. “We are extremely pleased to have someone with his background join our European team and are confident his years of industry experience will be a great benefit to both Elation and our customers,” commented Marc Librecht, Sales & Marketing Manager at Elation Europe.
Frank started with Elation’s European sales team on 1 December and is based at the Elation European headquarter office in Kerkrade, The Netherlands.