Leading UK lighting and visual production and rental company HSL is delighted to announce that John Slevin has joined their lively and proactive management team based in the Blackburn HQ … as Technical Support Manager (Projects).
John brings his wealth of experience, great personality and excellent communication skills to HSL on a full time basis – having worked for the company as a crew chief and lighting technician regularly over the last 13 years.
Says HSL MD Simon Stuart, “It’s fantastic to have John on-board! We’ve known him for many years, he shares our ethics, visions and ambitions for the future and is a perfect fit as we embark on a new phase of expansion”.
John will be working closely with HSL’s busy – and growing – project management team offering technical support and sharing his knowledge and infectious enthusiasm on all projects. He will divide his time between being on-site visiting shows and events, at large and on-hand in the office.
John comments, “It’s all about the people … and that’s a major reason I’ve embarked on this new and permanent commitment to HSL which is very exciting!
“Once a project is up and running it’s really important to keep at the sharp end of the action – and that’s exactly where I will be! I have always enjoyed working with HSL – they have some of the best kit, people and attitudes in the industry, and a working environment that is fresh, vibrant and interesting!”
John has always loved performance and entertainment. In his youth he trained as a lighting designer at RADA … and has been involved professionally in stage lighting, visuals and production ever since.
John’s penchant for dealing with the more unusual, off-beat and idiosyncratic projects will be galvanised at HSL where his quick and lateral-thinking abilities and unfazable character will encounter plenty of challenges.
He’s gone straight in to manage HSL’s 2015 season as site and stage lighting supplier at Opera Holland Park and a brand new theatre production, “Stop The Train”, which is currently premiering in the north of England. He will also be overseeing HSL’s intense pantomime season this winter.