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John Slevin Joins HSL

June 2015

Leading UK lighting and visual production and rental company HSL is delighted to announce that John Slevin has joined their lively and proactive management team based in the Blackburn HQ, as Technical Support Manager (Projects).

John brings his wealth of experience, great personality, and excellent communication skills to HSL on a full time basis – having worked for the company as a crew chief and lighting technician regularly over the last 13 years.

HSL managing director Simon Stuart said, “It’s fantastic to have John onboard! We’ve known him for many years; he shares our ethics, visions and ambitions for the future and is a perfect fit as we embark on a new phase of expansion”.

Slevin will be working closely with HSL’s busy – and growing – project management team, offering technical support and sharing his knowledge and infectious enthusiasm on all projects. He will divide his time between being on-site, visiting shows and events at large, and on-hand in the office.

John 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! I have always enjoyed working with HSL – they have some of the best kit, people and attitudes in the industry, and a working environment that is fresh, vibrant, and interesting!”

John has always loved performance and entertainment. In his youth he trained as a lighting designer at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has been involved professionally in stage lighting, visuals, and production ever since.

John’s penchant for dealing with the more unusual, off-beat, and idiosyncratic projects will be galvanised at HSL where his quick and lateral-thinking abilities and composed character will encounter plenty of challenges.

He’s gone straight in to manage HSL’s 2015 season as site and stage lighting supplier at Opera Holland Park, with a brand new theatre production, “Stop The Train”, currently premiering in the north of England. He will also be overseeing HSL’s intense pantomime season this winter.


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