Professional lighting manufacturer Chauvet has announced the appointment Stéphane Gressier as global sales director.
Gressier brings 17 years of international sales, marketing and management experience with him to Chauvet. Originally from France, he moved to the United States in 1987 and studied international business at Cal State Fullerton. Gressier has held international sales, marketing and management positions at Skechers USA, Pagoda International, ClosetMaid Corporation and Clay Forever.
He has lived in Vietnam, France, Jordan, Venezuela and Brazil and speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish and French. While living in Venezuela and California, he was a part-time DJ for 10 years.
“This is a very exciting time to be a part of the entertainment and architectural lighting industry,” Gressier said. “The Chauvet presence internationally, with 120 distributors in 80 countries, places a significant and strategic emphasis towards growing international markets. Particularly in Europe, where we have a corporate office in the UK the growth potential is something to conquer. There is great potential to place Chauvet as a market leader.”