Richard Hawkins returns to Laser Grafix
WORLD: Following a 12-year hiatus, Richard Hawkins has rejoined Laser Grafix as business development director in the UK. Mr Hawkins originally worked for the eclipse Group brand from 1994 until 2004, during which time he worked his way across the hire and technical sales departments before being promoted to the role of event production manager.
‘I am delighted to be re-joining Toby and the team at Laser Grafix in the UK,’ enthused Mr Hawkins. ‘I am looking forward to growing new avenues of business, establishing new business relationships, rekindling some old ones and making an already successful business the most preferred laser display company in the UK.’
In the dozen years that he spent away from Laser Grafix, Mr Hawkins worked for Creative Media Techniques, a company that specialises in laser technology, video projection, lighting, holographic effects and interactive products. Then, in 2014, he became business development director at Arcstream AV, where he also served as client services director for a stint.
While in these roles, he kept abreast of the latest developments in laser technology. ‘I have kept in touch with the fascinating change in laser products and equipment in the past years,’ Mr Hawkins said. ‘Long gone are the days of very heavy, power and water hungry equipment to produce just a few watts of laser light; where now you can get huge amounts of power from something no larger than a briefcase.’
Throughout his 22-year career, Mr Hakwins has also been involved with several high profile events, which include managing the technical production of the opening of London’s tallest building, The Shard.