DALLAS, TEXAS –September 24, 2015 – Today Syncrolite LLC announced that Jerry Trojan, current Executive Vice President, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer and that Steve Washington, current Vice President of Operations, will assume the role of Chief Product Officer.
Trojan joined Syncrolite full-time in June 2013 as Chief Financial Officer and EVP. Before becoming CFO and EVP Trojan had been part of the Syncrolite team as a valued consultant since 2004.
Prior to joining Syncrolite, Trojan had served as the CFO for several public and private commercial companies outside the entertainment lighting industry and worked at VLPS Lighting Services International Inc. (formerly known as Vari-Lite International Inc. and Showco Inc.), beginning in May 1995, ultimately serving as Vice President of Finance and CFO until the sale of the company to Production Resource Group (PRG) in 2004. He is a Certified Public Accountant and MBA.
Washington’s advancement to Chief Product Officer is the latest in a long list of entertainment industry accomplishments. Washington had been serving as the Vice President of Operations since joining the management team in February 2013 and was a long-time key player at Production Resource Group (PRG) and Vari-Lite before coming to Syncrolite.
”I would like to congratulate both Jerry and Steve on their well-deserved promotions,” said Jonathan Adamson, Chairman of Syncrolite. “I am excited about the future prospects for our company under their leadership.”
“I want to thank the board for its confidence in promoting me to the CEO role. We have managed through a lot of change at Syncrolite over the past two years, especially with the passing of Jack Calmes, Syncrolite’s founder and CEO, but I’m confident that we have the team and ownership commitment to allow Syncrolite to continue to succeed,” remarked Trojan when asked to comment about the promotion.
Come congratulate Trojan and Washington in person at this year’s LDI Show October 23 – 25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Syncrolite will be exhibiting at booth #1366 showing our big, bold, and bright line of xenon-powered moving lights and something completely new!
Syncrolite LLC is the world’s leading supplier of high-intensity xenon-powered automated and static fixtures. Started in 1984, Syncrolite supplies lighting for the biggest applications. Over the years, projects have included numerous worldwide permanent installations, concert tours, festivals, sporting events, and other live events including the amazing lighting of the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.