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bandit lites and Gene Brian 'Get The Band Back together'

April 10, 2017 | Category: Print

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Gene Brian, a former longtime Bandit Lites team member, has returned to the family, as Bandit is proud to announce his rehiring as Production Manager. Gene was a key member of the Bandit family in the 1990s and early 2000s when life took him to another city and away from Bandit. Although Gene was gone from Bandit, he was never forgotten, as most people at Bandit stayed in touch with Gene through the years as he was above all, a good friend.

When circumstances arose bringing Gene and his wife Carol the chance to return to Nashville, Gene’s first call was to Bandit Vice President Mike Golden to see what opportunities might exist at Bandit. Golden called Bandit Chair, Michael T. Strickland, who upon hearing of Gene’s possible return, said “Let’s get the band back together!”

Gene was a vital part of Bandit his entire prior career; following a stint on the road, Gene moved into the office and eventually assumed the role of General Manager. Gene was a critical part of many innovations and strategies as Bandit rose to the top of the industry.

“Gene was always a go to guy that served as an industry leader,” said Strickland. “He is respected by everyone in the industry and will once again to an irreplaceable part of the Bandit family.”

As a Production Manager in Bandit’s Nashville office, Gene’s considerable skill set, along with his vast knowledge, will strengthen the Bandit Standard and allow for even greater growth.

“I am looking forward to returning to Bandit Lites and working with a team that specializes in the lighting field to the degree that Bandit does,” Gene said. “Bandit is known for delivering a quality product and I hope to further develop my skills as well as contribute to the firm’s respected reputation.”

“I am thrilled to be working with Gene again after all these years,” said Golden. “We have kept up with each other through all these years and worked on a number of projects together, but to know he is back at Bandit again is a very uplifting thing to me. I value the quality of Gene’s work as much as his professionalism and I look very forward to working with him for many years to come.”

“Having Gene back home is a blessing,” added Strickland. “It truly is like getting a world famous band back together; it’s something you dreamed of but were never sure if it would happen. Welcome home Geno!”

Gene can be reached at or 615-641-9000.

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