Wiseman Promoted at HES; Palmer, Bowler, Brakefield Return

Automated lighting manufacturer High End Systems Inc. (HES) announces recent promotions and staff additions.

John Wiseman has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Business Development. Formerly VP of Worldwide Sales, Wiseman will continue on at the Van Nuys, Calif. office with responsibilities for worldwide sales.

HES CEO Frank Gordon comments, " This is a well deserved promotion for John and an acknowledgment of his immeasurable contributions over the last few years to High End and Flying Pig Systems Inc. With the new additions to John's sales teams and the fresh product offerings, we look to John to lead us into new markets as well as better servicing our existing designer and specifier base."

Back in the Austin, Texas 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. "There couldn't be a better time to return to High End," says Palmer. "The product line, along with the organizational structure that's been developed, positions us for a successful model to drive sales. HES has remained true to our mission, bringing new and industry changing technology to our dealers and new market segments."

Two more former HES staffers have also decided to return as well. Karen Bowler is the new Customer Service Manager, who reports to Palmer and Jeff Pelzl. Bowler is a 14-year veteran of HES. She has spent the last 1.5 years outside of HES in a sales operations role with another manufacturer in the lighting industry.

Bobby Brakefield joins the Customer Service Department as the rep for the Southeast and Northeast U.S. and European territories. Brakefield was an HES Inside Sales Rep for nine years, and has spent the last three years in outside sales and sales administrative roles.

David Catterall, Managing Director of High End Systems Europe, along with Leigh Anne Aiken, Regional Sales Manager for the Pacific Rim and Asian regions, continue in their current sales management roles, reporting to Wiseman.