Worldwide automated lighting manufacturer High End Systems Inc. (HES) has announced several recent promotions and staff additions. John Wiseman has been promoted to executive vice-president of business development. Formerly VP of worldwide sales, he will continue at the company's Van Nuys, CA office. Back in the Austin, TX headquarters, returning HES veteran Grif Palmer has accepted the role of vice-president of Americas sales. Palmer reports to Wiseman and also manages sales operations.