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BAndit Lites hires sharon draper as controller

June 27, 2019 | Category: Print

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – Bandit Lites, the leader in global lighting, is proud to announce Sharon Draper has joined the corporate team as Controller, overseeing all aspect of the accounting systems while developing and maintaining accounting policies and procedures.

Working out of Bandit’s world headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee, Draper brings more than forty years of experience in accounting and administration to Bandit’s financial team.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Draper has worked as the Vice President of Finance for Atmospheric Glow Technologies and as the Chief Financial Officer of Container Technologies Industries. She returns to Bandit’s team after an eight-year hiatus, where she had been the Financial Reporting Manager for five years.

“I am so delighted to be back at Bandit Lites,” said Draper. “The energy and enthusiasm around this place is contagious and it’s an exciting time to be back in the entertainment lighting industry.”

“We are all extremely excited to have Sharon rejoin Bandit during such an exciting growth phase,” said Bandit Lites Chair, Michael T. Strickland. “Apart from being a world class accountant, Sharon is first and foremost a phenomenal person, a trait very much needed in business. The entire team celebrated upon her return to Bandit. We are in the most capable hands possible as we move forward into our next 50 years!”.

Bandit Lites is a global leader in the entertainment lighting marketplace.  From touring productions to fixed installations, Bandit Lites has a full staff of highly trained professionals to deal with all types of lighting needs. Bandit’s global presence will insure seamless transitions no matter where your next show takes you.  More information available at



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