LAS VEGAS - Christie Lites, one of North America’s premier entertainment stage lighting and rigging suppliers, announces the appointment of Cory Walker as a new member to its Rental Rep team. Walker recently joined the company as a National Account Rep in the Las Vegas office and serves his client base from all 12 Christie warehouse locations across North America.
For the past six years, Walker was Account Executive at Morpheus Lights in Las Vegas. A longtime veteran of the industry, Walker started in the late 1980s in Chicago as a local stagehand. After graduation from Southern Illinois University, he gained more production skills with Jack Morton and Upstaging. In 1997 became full time Road Staff for VLPS, working with Metallica, Kid Rock, Natalie Merchant, Sammy Hagar, Destiny’s Child, 98 Degrees, Tina Turner, Fox Television, PBS Television and Inaugural events in 2000.
He moved to Las Vegas in 2001 as a lighting designer/programmer for Boyd Gaming at Sam’s Town Live, which hosted big name private/charity events. At the same time he was also taking calls as an electrician for Morpheus Lights, leading to his full-time role at Morpheus from March 2006 until this summer. Over those years he developed a client base and provided equipment and personnel for major concert and corporate events at the top resorts and casinos around town.
“Everyone rolls through Vegas,” Walker said. “But Vegas is a time sensitive environment, shows load in and out fast and it’s booked so tight here.” His experience with film, TV, concert, theatrical and corporate shows under the tighter than normal deadlines has helped him keep pace in this market, he added.
Walker was drawn to Christie Lites by their stellar service record and the advantages that come with having a nationwide organization for products and support in the industry, he said. “Christie Lites is supportive on all levels - from clients to employees. I like being a part of this team, and I am absolutely focused on making clients happy and making sure Christie Lites is their first choice,” Walker said.
Christie Lites Owner/CEO Huntly Christie said, “Cory’s arrival is a welcome development to our growing Vegas business. He brings experience, practical working knowledge and a great attitude – a natural fit for our rep team.”
Contact Cory Walker at Christie Lites Las Vegas, 4340 N. Lamb Ave., Unit 100, Las Vegas, NV 89115; phone 702-222-0363 (ext. 2211), cell 702-884-3268 or email [email protected]
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