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Remembering Fred Foster (1957-2019)

Live Design has had the honor and privilege of ETC co-founder and CEO Fred Foster's friendship, and we look back on our time with him.

ETC co-founder and CEO Fred Foster passed away on February 8, 2019 at the age of 61. A pioneer and an icon in the entertainment design technology industry, Foster's passing is felt deeply in many hearts. Live Design has had the honor and privilege of his friendship. He was presented with the Wally Russell Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 and was named one of the top 10 in the Live Design's 50 Powerful People of the entertainment design industry in 2001 and 2010. We look back on our time with him, from first-hand interviews to awards to a Star Wars day. Click through the gallery for our small timeline of a man who positively impacted the industry for over 40 years, and whose legacy will continue for years to come. 

See the ETC tribute to Foster on a special page setup in his memory, and share memories on the ETC Facebook page.

Live Design caught up with David Lincecum, vice president marketing, at the ETC booth at USITT 2019 in Louisville, KY, to get a glimpse at what’s next for the theatrical lighting and rigging manufacturer since the passing of Fred Foster.

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