Kruisem, Belgium – Keeping pace with the ever-increasing demand for its products in Benelux, Chauvet has named highly-regarded lighting specialist Gerrit Schottert as its Senior Business Development Manager for the Netherlands. Operating out of the company’s office in Belgium, Schottert will be responsible for the CHAUVET Professional line.
Schottert will report to Steven Batslé, Sales Manager Benelux for Chauvet, who said “Gerrit is a tremendous addition to our team. He has a well-deserved reputation as a professional who knows products and is determined to get the job done right for his customers. We are looking forward to working with him.”
In fulfilling his responsibilities at Chauvet, Schottert will be drawing on over 25 years experience in the entertainment lighting industry. He comes to his new position from Livingprojects, VAP for Signify, Vari-Lite and Strand Lighting, where he served as Sales Manager of the Entertainment Distribution division.
“Gerrit has compiled an impressive track record, not just for his keen knowledge of lighting, but also as a result of his dedication to customer service,” said Stéphane Gressier, Chauvet’s International Sales Director. “Rental houses, designers and others in the Netherlands market are very familiar with Gerrit’s commitment to making his customers happy. We are excited to have him on our team and are confident he will make valuable contributions to our continued growth.”
For his part, Schottert is also eagerly anticipating the opportunities that lay ahead at Chauvet. “I’m very impressed with the extensive and versatile Chauvet assortment of products, but especially the family feeling within the organization. Everyone here is 100% committed to entertainment lighting. The wide range and quality of Chauvet Professional products will certainly be embraced in the Netherlands.”