Big news out of Burbank California, 4Wall purchases JR Lighting Inc. and names Jim Riendeau as 4Wall LA General Manager. Here is more about the breaking news from 4Wall.
In a move that adds rental inventory as well as experienced staff members, 4Wall has announced the acquisition of JR Lighting Inc. of California. In addition to adding all inventory assets of the company, the move will also bring all of JR Lighting’s employees to 4Wall’s Los Angeles location.
JR Lighting Inc. opened in 2005 and has provided rentals, systems, and sales in the Los Angeles area to clients such as the Tonight Show, Access Hollywood, Days of our Lives, and more. Their staff includes a number of well-known industry veterans who will join the 4Wall LA team.
Amongst the new 4Wall employees is the previous owner of JR Lighting, Jim Riendeau, who will assume the role of General Manager at 4Wall LA. Riendeau has long carried a respected name in the California lighting industry, having spent a majority of his career with NBC TV Burbank; where he was responsible for six major studios. His other stops included PLS and PRG prior to the founding of JR Lighting Inc.
4Wall CEO Michael Cannon spoke of adding Riendeau to 4Wall LA:
“Very few people in this industry are as well liked as Jim Riendeau. The success that JR Lighting experienced during its six years is a testament to that. It is an honor and a privilege to add his management skills and expertise to 4Wall LA.”
Another JR Lighting veteran, Kevin McElroy, comes to 4Wall LA assuming the mantle of VP of Business Development. McElroy started his career in the late nineties with PLS before eventually assuming the role of Rental Coordinator at JR Lighting.
The acquisition is estimated to be completed by October 1st.