Leyard and Planar Announce Addition of Chris Prosio, General Manager for Rental & Staging

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, are pleased to announce Chris Prosio
has joined Leyard and Planar as General Manager, Rental and Staging.


Prosio brings more than 30 years of experience in live events and communications, including
roles in sales, product management, event production management and video system
engineering. Chris joins Leyard and Planar following his role as director of Rental and Staging for
Absen, where he oversaw sales and marketing efforts for the live event space. He also held
previous roles at Barco for more than 15 years, supporting sales, business development, product
application management and training.


“We are honored to have Chris lead Leyard and Planar’s efforts for the Rental and Staging
market,” said Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Leyard and Planar, Adam
Schmidt. “Chris joins the team with a wealth of knowledge about the AV industry that is
strengthened by hands-on experience in corporate and entertainment events. Leyard and Planar
continue to accommodate our customers’ needs for rental and staging environments and Chris’
expertise will allow us to stay one step ahead as a leader in the space.”


Prosio’s background in sales and product management includes a focus on solutions spanning
LED displays and interactive systems, as well as video projection, video switching and image
processing.


“I am thrilled to apply my years of experience in the AV and media production industries to my
role at Leyard and Planar,” said Prosio, general manager of Rental and Staging at Leyard and
Planar. “In the end, I understand that our product represents more than a display. It represents
a partnership. Every piece that we design into a solution should enhance the experience for all
parties involved, starting with the technician who sets it up to the person sitting in the front row.
I look forward to extending this approach to support Leyard and Planar’s customers.”


At Leyard and Planar, Prosio will leverage the companies’ industry-leading LED and LCD display
technologies to build on existing relationships within the rental and staging market. He is based in
Sacramento, California.

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