David Stewart Joins GLP

Lighting industry veteran takes on Sales Manager role in UK office.

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GLP has continued to strengthen its UK operation, with the announcement that the hugely experienced David Stewart has been recruited as Sales Manager.

An industry veteran with nearly 30 years’ service, he spent the previous decade with Martin Professional, where he built up a powerful network of key specifiers, lighting designers and rental companies. Starting his career as a Vari-Lite operator, after working freelance for 10 years he then enjoyed stints with Stage Electrics, Fusion and Spirit Design before joining Martin Professional.

Finding himself ready for a change, he said that GLP had been an obvious move. “The brand is very well known and they were at the forefront of LED moving head technology with their impression series.

“Aside from their excellent reputation and branding I liked the idea of working for an independent company where I can make a difference and have a more hands-on approach to developing the next technology.”

He also looks forward to being reunited with Mark Ravenhill, who heads up GLP Inc in the States, with whom he previously worked at Martin Professional. “Mark has been a huge influence and I have huge respect for him. We have kept in touch at trade shows and when he approached me about the Sales Manager role the timing seemed perfect.”

Through his many contacts and networking skills David Stewart’s immediate goal will be to further develop the market for GLP’s burgeoning portfolio, and at the same time seek feedback from key end users.

Working alongside Simon Barrett, who heads the UK operation based in Exeter, he can be contacted at +44 (0)7813 007442, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.