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Technical Innovation Enhances Lighting Design Capabilities with the Addition of Two Industry Veterans

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015

Steven Hetzer and Derek Cook bring decades of skill in lighting design, expanding TI's expertise in integrated systems design throughout the marketplace.

Hetzer joins TI’s Blue Hat Design team as a Design Engineer, bringing his experience in designing and overseeing over 150 house of worship projects from across the country. His knowledge of lighting design extends beyond houses of worship, into broadcast studio lighting, boardrooms, theaters, building exteriors and event lighting. His addition to Technical Innovation is another step in enhancing an already expert team.

Joining the Broadcast Solutions Group as a Project Development Consultant is Derek Cook. Before joining TI’s team, Cook served 26 years at Television Production Service, serving major broadcast facilities and faith-based organizations . His extensive experience in commercial lighting, as well as his knowledge of house of worship and broadcast lighting adds, depth to Technical Innovation’s range of service and integration offerings.
Mike Landrum, CEO states, "We are flattered that two lighting industry veterans are excited about joining the TI family. Our brand message of excelling in supporting our clients, is consistent with theirs."

While Hetzer and Cook are positioned within TI's Broadcast Solutions Group and Blue Hat Design teams, their responsibilities will span the breadth of the company's project base, from creating lighting scenes that maximize video collaboration in board rooms and huddle spaces, to dynamic lighting systems on broadcast television sets and in live performance venues.

“As we continue to grow and look for smart ways to invest in our business and the markets we serve,” says Michael Wright, President of TI Broadcast Solutions Group, “bringing more talent with this skill set on board only makes sense.”

About TI Broadcast Solutions Group

The landscape of the media business is changing at an exponential pace. Evolving business models, new technologies and a generation of TV anywhere consumers are in motion, demanding that you adapt. Technical Innovation Broadcast Solutions Group helps broadcasters and television service providers solve their most vexing problems, helping many of the world’s most influential companies develop new workflows and outsourcing solutions. TI’s projects have enhanced companies such as Denali Media Holdings/ KTVA-11 and Primerica. They are experts at new facility programming and planning. When it’s time to build, their clients come back time and again to “experience the difference” of their exclusive Jet Stream Total Program Management® approach, where they say “worry early and worry often” to ensure a successful project.

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About Blue Hat Design

Technical Innovation’s Blue Hat Design delivers customer-focused broadcast solutions to the worship market, from systems integration services, emerging media technology, equipment provisioning, or broadcast consulting services. Blue Hat Design has enhanced the worship experience in houses of worship such as Passion City Church, 12Stone Church, and Cross Pointe Church. Having won Commercial Integrator’s Award for Best House of Worship Project for two consecutive years, they are proud to say their projects are noticed for their excellence and are dedicated to bringing that same level of expertise to each of their projects.
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