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Panalux appoints Michele Channer as MD

Channer replaces retiring MD, Mark Furssedonn

Panalux has confirmed the appointment of Michele Channer as managing director, announcing she will take over the role from 1st July.

Michele Channer, incoming MD at Panalux

Channer replaces outgoing MD, Mark Furssedonn, who is retiring from the Panavision group following a 39 year career with the company.

Joining the group in 2018 as MD of Direct Digital, Channer’s responsibilities expanded to cover Island Studios and she became business development director for Panalux last year. She recently managed the completion of Panalux London’s move into its new facility.

Her previous roles included general manager role at Fixation, international sales and marketing director at Hasselblad and MD at Calumet Photographic. In her new position, she will oversee all sales, operations, transportation and facilities for Panalux, Island Studios and Direct Digital.

Panavision president and CEO Kim Synder, said: “Michele’s tremendous breadth of experience and expertise and her deep knowledge of the Panavision group’s operations position her perfectly to guide Panalux as Managing Director.

“We’re incredibly grateful to Mark for his years of leadership and countless contributions across our camera, grip and lighting businesses. As he begins his next chapter, his passion for our company and our customers will leave a lasting legacy. Michele will provide a seamless transition for Panalux’s operations as she builds upon the strong foundation Mark leaves behind.”

“I’m honoured to take on the role of Managing Director for Panalux,” said Channer. “The opportunity to lead this talented team and continue serving our valued customers throughout the region is beyond exciting. It’s a privilege to be part of the Panavision family, and look forward to continuing to work alongside such a passionate and dedicated group committed to providing our customers with the very best equipment, service and support our industry has to offer.”