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Roth edwards named bandit lites director of operations

July 23, 2019 | Category: Print

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Global entertainment lighting supplier Bandit Lites is pleased to announce the appointment of long time Bandit Roth Edwards to the new position of Director of Operations. Roth has been at Bandit for 20 years and was most recently Director of Special Operations.

Edwards came to Bandit from Grand Island, Nebraska with a keen understanding of the lighting business, a desire to learn more, and a passion second to none. From that point, Edwards quickly ascended the management ladder at Bandit and now sits in a lead role.

“You could never find a smarter, more dedicated person to have on your team or in the trench with you,” said Bandit Chair Michael T. Strickland. “Roth has a relentless quest for knowledge and wants to get it right every time. There is no task he will not tackle, and he will always succeed. To add to that, his vast understanding of lighting technology and computer technology is simply stunning. Roth is a world class person as well, and I am proud to call him a friend.”

As Director of Operations, Edwards is responsible for all things operationally from a system point of view, in every Bandit facility, including phone systems, VPN, utilities tracking, intercompany communication, freight rates, telecom deals, inventory control and everything in between. The list of operations that a company relies on daily is staggering, and Edwards now oversees all of those for Bandit globally.

“If it requires a system behind it as an operation, Roth is the architect and the caretaker,” stated Strickland. “Roth discovered overbilling for trash, rental car misbilling’s, utility mistakes, and vendor errors on a regular basis. The things this guy catches and oversees is incredible. We all value his ability and know he is 100% reliable, 100% of the time!”

“I have been blessed to spend the last two decades working in an industry and for a company that I love, surrounded by a passionate and dedicated group of people,” said Edwards. “I look forward to the challenges and adventures that lay ahead.”
Moving Edwards to Director of Operations is a huge advantage for Bandit as he was previously pulled in several directions in addition to dealing with these types of issues. Now, he focuses solely on the operations of the entire firm while simultaneously identifying more areas of need on a daily business. He is currently overseeing systems for the new Bandit facility in Charlotte and for the expansion of the current Bandit facility in Nashville, all the while maintaining the current workload of operations he created. Edwards also created Bandit Buys, the Bandit Lites internet web sales site, and is still involved in that endeavor.

Bandit Lites is excited to have Roth in this role and looks forward to the next fifty years with him providing world class leadership.

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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