Lightware Appoints Clint Hoffman as U.S. CEO & Christopher Chandler SVP of Sales for the Americas

Published: 2024-02-26

Lightware Visual Engineering, the Budapest, Hungary-headquartered, manufacturer of connectivity solutions for the professional integrated systems market, announced the appointment of Christopher Chandler as the senior vice president of sales for the Americas and Clint Hoffman, president of Lightware Americas, will assume the duties of Chief Executive Officer of Lightware U.S.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Christopher Chandler and the additional responsibilities for Clint Hoffman,” says Gergely Vida, CEO of Lightware Visual Engineering. “Since joining Lightware, Clint and Christopher have proven instrumental in our growth. Their combined expertise and leadership will be invaluable as we continue to innovate and deliver cutting-edge audiovisual solutions to our customers. We guarantee a seamless transition into these new roles and responsibilities as we uphold our commitment to serving our customers.”

Clint Hoffman Promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Lightware U.S.

With nearly 40 years of success in sales, marketing, operations and product development within the professional AV industry, Hoffman brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role at Lightware. Throughout his career, Hoffman has worked with manufacturers such as Sony, Panasonic, Mitsubishi and Kramer Electronics. He has played a pivotal role in channel and brand strategy and product development for many brands.

Hoffman’s dedication to promoting and championing the professional audiovisual industry is evident through his leadership roles at AVIXA International. Currently serving as an adjunct faculty member, Hoffman has previously chaired the AVIXA Membership Committee, been a member of the steering committee of the AVIXA Exhibitors Committee, served on the AVIXA Foundation Board, and acted as vice chairman of the AVIXA Manufacturers Committee.


“I am excited and fortunate to become an even more integral part of the leadership team of Lightware Americas and to lead the US, Canada and Latin American teams into its next phase of growth and innovation,” says Hoffman. “With a strong foundation and a very dedicated and talented team, I am looking forward to continuing to drive the Lightware vision of delivering exceptional audiovisual solutions to our customers in the Americas.”

Christopher Chandler, Senior Vice President of Sales for the Americas

As the new SVP of sales for the Americas, Chandler leverages over 25 years of experience in the audiovisual industry, demonstrating a history in sales and management. Before joining Lightware, Chandler held positions at Biamp, including sales director, where his contributions significantly fueled the company’s growth. Additionally, Chandler brings a wealth of expertise gained from his time at Harman International, Pelton Marsh Kinsella and Shen Milsom & Wilke, LLC. Chandler’s background as a senior consultant and AV project lead promises to strengthen relationships with consultants and integrators, thereby advancing Lightware’s presence and offerings within the market.

Chandler adds, “Lightware’s remarkable growth over the recent years has been exponential — We look forward to future growth and expansion. I am thrilled to leverage my experience and established relationships in this new role as we support Lightware’s ever-expanding network of global customers and partners.”

The wealth of knowledge, strategic vision and a deep commitment to excellence that both Hoffman and Chandler have brought and will continue to bring to Lightware will undoubtedly drive the company’s presence in the United States, says Lightware.

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