Keith Gillum new prexy at Hollywood Rental

Keith Gillum new prexy at Hollywood Rental

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 17, 1994–Matthews Studio Equipment Group (NASDAQ/NM:MATT), a Burbank-based single source supplier of lighting equipment to the entertainment industry Thursday announced that Keith M. Gillum will join the corporate management team Jan. 1, 1995, and will become president of Hollywood Rental Co. Inc., its wholly owned rental subsidiary, effective as of March 1, 1995.

Gillum was president, chief operating officer and a director of Camera Platform International Inc. (CPI), a public subsidiary of a $1 billion Fortune 500 company, since February 1989.

CPI manufactures proprietary equipment and is a rental supplier of camera cars, ballasts and associated electronic equipment, as well as camera dollies and cranes to the motion picture and television industry.

A long-standing member of the American Society of Lighting Directors and Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, Gillum previously held senior executive positions in sales and marketing at Lee Lighting America Inc. in Burbank and Orlando, Fla.; Lee Colortran Inc., Burbank; Osram Corp., Newburgh, N.Y.; and Strand Lighting, Elmwood Park, N.J.

Matthews’ chief executive officer, Carlos De Mattos, commented, “We believe that Gillum’s 18 years of extensive experience in the entertainment production industry lighting field will contribute immediately to the growth we have planned for our Hollywood Rental subsidiary.”

Matthews Studio Equipment Group designs, manufactures, sells and rents grip camera and lighting support equipment and associated lighting equipment for the film, television, commercial photography and theatrical production industries worldwide. In addition, the company designs, manufactures and rents its proprietary electromechanical Cam-Remote(R) Systems.

CONTACT: South Coast Communications Group, Irvine, Calif.

Marty Tullio, 714/252-8440

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