Jim Bornhorst Wins 2001 Wally Award

Lighting industry pioneer Jim Bornhorst, electrical engineering manager at Dallas-based Vari-Lite Inc., has been elected the winner of the Wally Russell Lifetime Achievement Award for 2001. The honor follows close on the heels of the 20th anniversary of the first Vari*Lite® automated luminaires that Bornhorst created for the September 1981 Genesis show in a bullring in Barcelona, Spain, launching the current era of automated lighting. The 2001 Wally will be presented as part of the LDI/ESTA awards ceremony on Saturday evening, November 3, at LDI2001 in Orlando, FL.