Leyard and Planar Announce Expansion of Sports and Entertainment Division

Chinese electronics manufacturer Leyard, a maker of LED products, and Portland, Oregon-based digital display manufacturer Planar, announce the additions of a senior solutions manager and senior project manager to increase their footprint in the sports and  entertainment market.

Barry Belsky comes on board as senior solutions manager. He joins the companies with more than 25 years of experience in the display industry, most recently having served as a senior project manager for Panasonic. According to his new employers, Belsky has worked on some of the largest traditional LED screen projects in the United States, including Texas Motor Speedway, Churchill Downs and Lincoln Financial Field. Prior to his time at Panasonic, Belsky devoted 16 years to the sign industry, working for large construction companies and managing his own sign business. In his new role, he will be responsible for designing and proposing technical solutions for Leyard and Planar’s sports initiatives.

Jon Holvey joins Leyard and Planar as senior project manager. He comes to the companies with more than 20 years of experience in the systems integration industry, including a focus on large-scale LED projects. Holvey will provide sales, operational and project management support to Leyard and Planar’s sports and entertainment division.

Previously, Holvey held a dual role of project executive and senior project manager at Panasonic, in which he oversaw integrated projects throughout North America, including The Mercedes Benz Superdome, SunTrust Park and University of Arizona.

“Barry and Jon are the perfect additions to our team and will help accelerate Leyard and Planar’s momentum in the sports market,” says Douglas Moss, general manager of sports and entertainment at Leyard and Planar. “I have had the pleasure of working with both in the past and am confident that they bring the technological, engineering and construction expertise we need to deliver to our sports and entertainment partners, while utilizing our extensive portfolio of best-in-class display solutions.”

The addition of Belsky and Holvey follows Leyard and Planar’s partnership with LED video display technology company Lighthouse Technologies, which took place last fall. Together the companies offer new innovations for sports and entertainment customers in North America.

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