UK lighting and visual production and rental company, HSL, has announced that John Slevin has joined its management team as technical support manager (projects), based in the company's Blackburn HQ.
Having worked for the company as a crew chief and lighting technician regularly over the last 13 years, Slevin will now be working closely with HSL’s growing project management team, offering technical support and sharing his knowledge on all projects. He will divide his time between being on-site visiting shows and events and in the office.
Slevin commented: “It’s all about the people … and that’s a major reason I’ve embarked on this new and permanent commitment to HSL, which is very exciting. Once a project is up and running it’s really important to keep at the sharp end of the action – and that’s exactly where I will be."
Trained as a lighting designer at RADA, Slevin has been involved professionally in stage lighting, visuals and production since his youth. His penchant for dealing with the more unusual, off-beat and idiosyncratic projects is already being galvanised at HSL, and Slevin has gone straight in to manage the company's 2015 season as site and stage lighting supplier at Opera Holland Park and a brand new theatre production, 'Stop The Train', which is currently premiering in the north of England. He will also be overseeing HSL’s intense pantomime season this winter.