Laser Grafix, part of Dubai-based event company eclipse Group, has announced the appointment of Richard Hawkins as its new business development director in the UK.
Hawkins has previously worked with Laser Grafix from 1994 to 2004, post which he went to work with Creative Media Techniques, a multimedia based company and then Arcstream AV, a specialist interactive integration company.
Over the past 22-years in the events industry, Hawkins has worked with laser technology, video projection, lighting, holographic effects and an assortment of interactive products.
He has been involved with numerous high-calibre events such as managing the technical production for the inauguration of the Shard in London and has even created a stage hologram of Richard Branson for the launch of the Virgin Digital brand in the basement of the Virgin store in London.
Speaking about his appointment and his years of absence from the Laser Grafix family, Hawkins says, “I have kept in touch with the fascinating change in laser products and equipment in the past years. Long gone are the days of very heavy, power and water hungry equipment to produce just a few watts of laser light; where now you can get huge amounts of power from something no larger than a briefcase.
“I am delighted to be re-joining Toby and the team at Laser Grafix in the UK as business development director. I am looking forward to growing new avenues of business, establishing new business relationships, rekindling some old ones and making an already successful business the most preferred laser display company in the UK.”