NEW YORK CITY, New York. Barbizon Lighting Company is pleased to announce Joel Fisher as the new Northeastern Director of Operations. Fisher joins the Barbizon Lighting Company with over 20-years of experience in the media and entertainment industry. Fisher’s unique background in entertainment production, corporate operations, and customer/employee/supplier relations uniquely suits him to be a key strategic leader in the Northeast Region as Barbizon continues to evolve business models and processes to best serve the fast-changing needs of clients.
“This new position is based out of our NYC office and serves our need for critical strategic leadership in our Northeast Region as we continue to evolve our business model to best serve the fast-changing needs of our clients. Joel comes to Barbizon with a unique mix of skills and experience: with roots in Television Production, experience in working across multiple disciplines, and a long track record as a successful business operator. We are delighted that Joel is joining the Barbizon family.” said Tom Madden, President & CEO.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the Barbizon Lighting Company team,” Fisher said. “It's exciting that this newly created position brings me back to my roots in the entertainment industry. I am so lucky to help shape the future of Barbizon as we begin this new chapter of our history. I feel my entire career has fully prepared me for this moment to successfully lead the Northeast region.”
Fisher will be responsible for day-to-day operations and management of Barbizon’s flagship New York office and will report to Tom Madden.
Fisher started in the industry working for Nickelodeon as a production coordinator and rose through the organization in numerous roles in Florida, Los Angeles, and eventually New York culminating as the Vice President of talent operations. Most recently, in the role of Commercial Operations Lead at ?What If! Innovation Joel oversaw the daily operations of the US office and was responsible for opportunity and pipeline management, revenue forecasting, financial management, and leading the North American commercial operations team.
About the Barbizon Lighting Company: Open for business since 1947, the Barbizon Lighting Company (Barbizon) provides turnkey entertainment lighting systems and products - specializing in the design, sale, service, and installation/integration of lighting, rigging, and control equipment for television, film, live productions, performing arts, themed environments, houses of worship, and architecture.
Barbizon Lighting Company's largest shareholder is an employee group via an Employee Stock Ownership Program. Deeply invested in the well-being of employees and their families, Barbizon provides competitive compensation, including comprehensive health care to the employee and the employee's spouse and children at no cost to the employee. Additionally, the company provides a match to each employee's 401(k) contribution, company-paid life, and disability insurance, paid time off, and participation in both the company's Profit-Sharing Program and Employee Stock Ownership Program.