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Centerline Q&A: Fred Foster

March 2001--Twenty-five years ago, Fred Foster and his brother Bill had a plan: to make an affordable lighting control console. From those early days, Foster and his company, the Madison, WI–based Electronic Theatre Controls, have developed not only a long line of award-winning consoles, but also dimmers and fixtures. The company’s growth in the last dozen years—from the acquisition of Lighting Methods in 1990 to development of the Source Four to its entry into the architectural market with

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