Welcome to Syncrolite
Syncrolite is recognized as the world leader in large format lighting systems. Syncrolite has been in continuous operation for more than 20 years and developed the first fully automated DMX controlled Xenon light in 1989. We are dedicated to engineering excellence and have evolved an extensive line of architectural and theatrical lighting products. Our products are considered among the most reliable of any moving light brands, as evidenced by our prestigious clientele, IES and IALD Awards, TEA Awards and world class permanent installations at Disney World, Caesars Palace, Hong Kong, Belgrade and hundreds of concert tours of the worlds major artists, television shows, sporting events and motion pictures." Syncrolite Series 3 line of Xenon skylights with OmniColor™ technology are available for sales, rental or lease for architectural and theatrical applications.
Syncrolite was founded in 1984 by former Showco founder and CEO Jack Calmes after more than 20 years of innovative leadership from the very beginnings of today's production services industry. Syncrolite was joined in 1985 by B.J. Schiller, a top production manager and engineer from the Showco days and John Sellers, Senior Electronics Engineer and later by Jimmy Page a Showco veteran. This core team has a combined 100 years of major show production experience and have contributed to shows and major projects all over the world since the early 70's.
The company has wide ranging experience in all phases of production from audio to power distribution to television production, but in the past fifteen years has chosen to focus solely on the specialty it has pioneered -- large format automated lighting systems. The company designs and manufactures the world's leading range of large format automated lighting instruments and provides equipment for sale and hire around the world. Projects include fixed installations at Disney World and Epcot Center Caesar's Palace, Le Reve/Wynn Casino, Hong Kong's Bank of China, Commerce East and West Tower and Jardines Building, Belgrade Square in Serbia and the recent St. Louis Arch National Monument and the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas lighting plus hundreds of major concert tours, television specials, major events, openings and major motion pictures. Syncrolite products are the most widely used and reliable xenon products ever built and we invite you to browse our archives and other areas and links to this web site to learn more about us.
We welcome your inquiries about products or technical matters and invite you to use our links designed to facilitate answers to your questions about Syncrolite.
Jack Calmes - was originally founder and president of Showco from 1965-1980 and as such, pioneered much of the entertainment technology that is in wide usage today. After 1980, Mr. Calmes produced a wide range of major live television projects from the worldwide satellite broadcast of The Who in 1982 for Fox Television and HBO to the 1988 Presidential Debates for CSN. He founded Syncrolite in 1984 and the company has been a leader in both theatrical and television automated lighting technology, but is the unquestioned world leader in large format automated lighting. Recent projects in 2005 include Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas, Superbowl XL, Rolling Stones World Tour, Madonna, Billy Joel, and many others. For information contact: email@example.com
David Keighley - started as a lighting tech with See Factor in the late 1970s in London and the US until 1990 when he went on tour as LD/production manager for Deep Purple. In 1992 he joined Samuelson Concert Productions' Greenford, UK headquarters with Vari-Lite Europe and Theatre Projects. In 1995 he joined the management buyout team and bought Light & Sound Design (LSD) from Christian Salvesen, becoming managing director of LSD Ltd. In June 1998 LSD was sold to PRG, where he continued as managing director of European operations until November 2008. In 2009 Keighley started DJK Productions to work on various live events. He also took on the role as acting managing director for Elstree Light and Power (ELP) in November 2010 and worked with them throughout the Olympics and Paralympic Games, which led him to his new position at Syncrolite. Keighley's career highlights include the 2012 Summer Olympics, Live Aid, Live Earth concerts in London and providing lighting on several amazing global tours such as U2, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Tina Turner, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Take That, Bon Jovi, Peter Gabriel, Rush, and Neil Diamond. For information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jimmy Page Henderson - came to Syncrolite in 1991 to develop the marketing and sales for North America. His background includes 25 years as a concert producer, concert tour production manager, owner/manager of showcase nightclubs and special event project manager. Mr. Henderson worked with Jack Calmes at Showco in the 70's as Vice President of Sales and Promotions and was an executive at Concerts West for several years handling major artists world tours. For sales, rentals, marketing information contact: email@example.com.
Jacqui LaFleur -began working with Jack Calmes in 1987 and is now General Manager for Syncrolite with over 20 years experience in radio and television production, production services and special events manager. Serves as administrator with duties ranging from production and sales promotion, crew travel coordination to accounting. For information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jesus Vigueria - For technical questions contact: email@example.com.