On Friday evening retired Apollo employee, Larry Yarrington, passed away. Larry started at Apollo in 1996 and retired in 2002. We were a second career for Larry, having already spent 34 years at a local BF Goodrich plant. Larry was always a steady rock amid the day-to-day ups and downs and gave a young company much needed maturity.
He saw the transition of a four year young company using three part hand written forms to computer generated orders. When the computers would go down Larry would reach into his private stash of old three part forms and never miss a beat. He had a knack for knowing how to handle most situations with no added drama. We all were blessed each day to learn, grow and spend time with Larry.
Larry was an active member of his church and truly set a Christ like example of how to treat each other. He will be missed by all who knew him. Larry is survived by his wife Kathleen, our retired receptionist, his three sons, a stepson, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Joel A. Nichols
Some images of Larry while at work The first image was Larry working in Apollo’s first building (1997).
The second image is Larry and some Apollo crew in the current Apollo building. (2000)
Apollo Design Technology, Inc. would like to introduce Ben Powers as their newest Industrial Designer. In this role, Powers will help develop new and innovative products from concept to product release. He will also make enhancements to existing products and specifications.
Prior to joining Apollo Design Technology, Powers was self-employed as a product, graphic, and web designer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in industrial design from Purdue University. “Ben will be key in helping Apollo Design build a broad array of products for our industry. Ben brings a fresh perspective and will ensure our products are innovative in both form and function.” said Mr. Joel Nichols, president of Apollo Design Technology.
“When I was first introduced to Apollo Design Technology, I was immediately impressed by the company’s capabilities, creativity, and many talented employees. I am thrilled to be contributing my design skills to the already brilliant team here and hope to be a big part of bringing new, innovative products to market.” Powers said.
About Apollo Design Technology
As the leading manufacturer of custom gobos, Apollo Design Technology offers stainless steel or glass patterns for every light in the industry. We also offer an extensive library of standard patterns, dichroic filters and gels.
Apollo Design Technology offers many other lighting effect products including; Smart Move® rotators, Smart Color® scrollers, the MXR color mixing scroller, the Right Arm® – a pan and tilt device for repositioning static equipment, LEDs, Little Focus 5 Wrench, Apollo BTS Wrench, along with many accessory products.
Apollo Design Technology is dedicated to providing the best service, quality, availability and value to lighting designers and technicians around the world.
We have FREE attendee passes to USITT coming up March 27-29 in Forth Worth, TX. Expectations are high, and we are looking forward to being apart of the show. Apollo will be showcasing the newest LEDs on the market in booth #1201.
Be sure to use this link to register for FREE passes to attend!
Use Code: ADT1201
See you at the show!
Thank you to everyone who was able to stop by the Apollo Design booth at Plasa Focus. We all had a wonderful time and can’t wait to see you all at the next Focus show!
Happy Friday! I don’t know about you but I’ve gone home almost every night this week to catch up on the Olympics in Sochi! The Olympics have a way of stirring up my pride in the USA that I don’t realize I have, so today I wanted to share with you my favorite commercial of the 2014 winter games. USA, USA, USA!
We are shivering today in the below zero temps, but our insides are warm and cozy after watching this adorable baby girl! TGIF!
The weekend of epic TV commercials is upon us! It’s the Superbowl and one of my favorite activities of the night is rating each commercial on air. There are several finalist commercials that didn’t make the cut that are well worth the 30 seconds too like this one from Doritos.
We look forward to hearing which commercial is your favorite of the night!
We are thrilled to be exhibiting at the PLASA Focus Nashville show in a few short weeks! It takes place February 18-19, 2014 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. PLASA Focus shows offer a great opportunity to see our friends, dealers, and fans as well as show off our newest products, the AVID LEDs!
Come to booth #213 to meet our Engineering Manager, Alex, and Business Development Midwest rep, Keith. They are anxious to show you the new AVID 7 Wash and AVID 5 Can LEDs as well as legacy Apollo products like scrollers, rotators, and gobos. They will also have our newest expendable, the Perma Penny, and handy accessories such as the Apollo BTS Wrench and Little Focus 5 Wrench.
Attendance is free, click here to register for your pass today!