New recruit to lead product development at Altman Lighting


Altman Lighting has recruited a new product development support engineer, Matthew Klasmeier, to be based at the company’s new headquarters in Denver, Colorado. As well as overseeing in-house warranty service, support and repair, Klasmeier will lead product development at the company.

“We are very excited to have Matthew joining our team as he will serve as an integral part of the launch and support of many new Altman technologies,” said Pete Borchetta, vice president, Altman Lighting product innovation. “His expertise within the lighting industry is undeniable and he will be a valuable asset in the development and customer service behind our entertainment and architectural lighting solutions.”

Matthew Klasmeier

With a BFA in technical theatre from Northern Kentucky University, Klasmeier was previously employed as a field service technician for Vincent Lighting Systems, specialising in the installation and verification of new entertainment and architectural lighting systems. His responsibilities also included end-user training and customer support for lighting consoles, dimming systems, moving lights and other theatrical lighting equipment. Additionally, he has served as the master sound and lighting technician, as well as technical crew chief, for Paramount’s Kings Island in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“Understanding the reputation of Altman Lighting as one of the most trusted lighting manufacturers in the industry, I am very delighted to be joining the product development and support team,” said Klasmeier. “I have worked with Altman technology in the field for a number of years, and I look forward to being part of the future development of their innovative product lines.”

Founded more than 65 years ago, Altman Lighting specialises in theatrical, architectural, film and video lighting, offering fixtures ranging from incandescent to LED technology.

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