The management team at EGO Control Systems includes a group of dedicated people with many years of ex- perience from all facets of the lighting control industry, both on the vendor and user side.
Yngve Sandboe - has been involved in software development for professional lighting, sound, and audio-visual control for more than 20 years. He also has extensive background from lighting in professional, large scale environments, including many years at the National Theatre in Oslo, Norway. Some of his most notable feats include the development of the AVAB VLC/Safari system, SandMan architectural control, and Net network operating system, and the SandBox interfaces. Yngve is our Director of Software Development and the "father" of the Prego and EGO Software. He is located outside Oslo, Norway and can be reached at:
+47 66780230 (Norway)
Bernardo Benito Rico - has extensive background from the technical side of the entertainment lighting control industry, most recently as the founder of Ben-Ri and developer of a wide range of lighting controllers. He is responsible for our hardware development and manufacturing and holds the title of Managing Director. Bernardo is located in Madrid, Spain and can be reached at:
+34 914720666 (Spain)
Hans Lau - has been in the lighting industry for almost 30 years, starting as the founder of AVAB in Norway in the late 70s, combined with extensive involvement with the AVAB group in Sweden, Germany, and the US during the 80s and 90s. He is the CEO of AVAB America, Inc. and co-founder of SAND Network Systems. He has extensive experience with sales and customer support in the entertainment industry and with development and manufacturing of lighting control equipment and systems. Hans is located outside San Francisco, US and can be reached at:
+1 707 770 8990 (USA)
Manfred Schachenmann - has been in engineering for the lighting industry for over 30 years. He has been involved in both practical stage work and in electronics for both lighting controls and stage automation. He has also been involved in product design and marketing. Manfred is located in Basel and can be reached at:
+41 61 331 59 55 (Switzerland)
Peter Jackson - has been working all his life in theatre lighting. He started out in Holland and then later moved to Germany. He has extensive experience in lighting traditional Theatre, Dance and Opera. His work has taken him to many theatres around the world. He has also been called in as a consultant for lighting solutions for theatre refurbishment and tour preparation. Peter works as product supporter and in marketing and sales, he is located in Germany and can be reached at:
+49 7621 9166 090 (Germany)
Lennart Knauf - had been working in major theatres in their lighting departments, he later worked for AVAB/Transtechnik/ ETC as Product Manager. He then became responsible for the marketing and sales of EGO controls. He passed away in 2014.