Vincent Lighting Systems Creates New e-commerce Platform Servicing PA and VLS Clients Called Production Advantage Powered by VLS
November 16, 2020
Canterbury Capital LLC (Canterbury) today announced that it has completed the purchase of selected assets of Production Advantage (PA) founded in 1991 and based in Williston, Vermont. PA provides specialty equipment, supplies, and technical services to the arts and entertainment industry and other niche markets. Customers include professional and academic theaters, performing arts and concert venues, school facilities, houses of worship, exhibits and special events. The primary revenue stream is the sale of boxed-goods equipment, including stage lighting, power distribution, special effects, and rigging.
Vincent Lighting Systems (VLS) owned by Canterbury has been engaged to manage the order fulfillment process for all customer transactions stemming from this asset purchase. To that end, VLS is creating a new e-commerce platform that will service both PA and VLS clients under the name Production Advantage powered by VLS.
Canterbury’s goal is to grow and expand this unique national sales platform for equipment and supplies. Current, former, and future clients of PA and VLS will receive outstanding service and support in the most simple, efficient, and transparent manner possible.
Speaking for Canterbury, Bill Groener remarked that “the entertainment industry has been severely impacted by the pandemic. Canterbury is pleased to pair the successful national brand of Production Advantage with the superb service and support of VLS. This is truly a ‘win/win’ as clients will receive exceptional value.”
Tom Siko, President of VLS comments “We are excited to have Ron Kline join our team as the Account Executive for the Northeast US. Ron brings years of industry experience and deep relationships with Production Advantage customers.”
Visitors to www.proadv.com will experience a user friendly website, with a broad range of products backed up by a team of veteran product experts and technicians.
About Canterbury Capital LLC
Canterbury Capital, LLC is a private equity group based out of Cleveland, OH. Canterbury acquires lower middle market businesses in many industry verticals with a goal of finding strategic investments to support both current and prospective portfolio companies. Benefits of Canterbury ownership include:
• Access to Canterbury Capital general management, financial, legal and human resource skills and expertise;
• Cross selling and cross promotional opportunities between portfolio companies;
• Access to complementary products and services;
• Peer group ability to address and solve common issues and problems by sharing best practices.
For additional information, please email Bill Groener or call 917-821-8708
About Vincent Lighting Systems
VLS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canterbury Capital, LLC, provides reliable entertainment and architectural lighting and rigging, backed with a commitment to on-time delivery, equipment operation guarantee, and after-hours project, rental, and production support. Every customer can count on a dedicated team of certified and degreed lighting professionals, all fully focused on delivering the utmost professional experience. Since 1978, the VLS professionals have met customers’ needs with equipment and products from over 100 industry manufacturers. VLS has managed 10,000+ projects and productions, including specialty architecture, bridges, theatres, schools, houses of worship, weddings, and corporate events. Production Services, Rental House, Repair & Training, Rigging & Safety Inspections, Stocking Distributor, Systems Integration. Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Detroit. For additional information, please email Tom Siko or call (216) 475-4668