For immediate release: 03/28/2022
The Lighting Design Group (LDG) is pleased to announce that Bill Groener has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of LDG, effective April 4, 2022. Additionally, the company has recently appointed Ann Van Dyke as its Vice President – Finance. Lisa Aldisert, previously functioning as COO, has moved into the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role.
Steve Brill, founder and President of LDG, states, “I am confident that Bill is going to fit well at LDG. He’s an experienced candidate to come in and take us to the next level of operational excellence. Ann’s extensive background as an accountant has already served LDG well and shows enormous potential. Lisa has been working at LDG for nearly nine years and she has been vital in helping us manage and grow our business.”
Groener’s distinguished career spans more than 40 years in the entertainment, themed and architectural technology sectors. Before joining LDG, Groener was the President of Vincent Lighting Systems and the VP of National Business Development for 4Wall Entertainment. Prior to being a 4Wall VP, Groener served as the General Manager for its Systems & Design Division.
“I have a huge amount of admiration and respect for the outstanding company that Steve Brill has built,” says Groener. “I’ve known Steve since the late 80’s and the first major project that we worked on together was the ABC Good Morning America Times Square Studio complex.”
Van Dyke has worked in the accounting industry for over 25 years, most recently as the CEO of Van Dyke Consulting, which served as an outsourced accounting department for small to midsized businesses. She joined LDG on January 24 and immediately had a positive impact on the business. “Not only am I working with the most amazing professionals, but we have a remarkable clientele,” Van Dyke commented. “I am excited to say that I have found a home with LDG and cannot wait to advance to every new level.”
Aldisert began her career in the banking industry, where she worked with clients across many industries. She founded an executive advisory firm specializing in strategic planning, organizational and leadership development for entrepreneurial organizations, which is where she first met LDG. Her work at LDG has ranged from being an advisor to Brill to “filling in temporarily” as COO for nearly five years. “LDG started as a client and rapidly morphed into a dynamic alliance where I’ve had the privilege of working with great people and touching virtually all aspects of the business. Moving into the CFO position brings me full circle back to my roots in finance.”
The Lighting Design Group is an award-winning broadcast television lighting design firm. Since 1989, numerous global television networks, celebrated television shows, theatrical productions, new media and multinational corporations have turned to LDG for its outstanding lighting design and exceptional lighting services. The firm specializes in broadcast studio design, exterior and remote location design, the design and installation of permanent broadcast lighting systems, and designs in both webcasting and architectural settings. LDG has won multiple Emmy Awards for both its “Design” and “Team Technical” work. For further information, please contact Lisa Aldisert, 917-864-1429.