WERNER HAGEN, founder and managing director of Dusseldorf-based event marketing agency HAGEN INVENT, has announced a new management team. STEFFEN DIETZ has taken the post of creative director, CARSTEN MENNE is the new director of business development, BJÖRN OSTERWALD is director of accounts and operations, and MICHAELA SCHMITZ is account director. Adone Kheirallah, who had served as managing director, left the company at the end of March. Hagen is listed at No. 13 on the Special Events "50 Top Event Planning Companies" list. Call 49 211 67935-21 …

New York-based SIGNATURE SYSTEMS GROUP has announced that Cleveland-based private equity firm Linsalata Capital Partners has acquired a majority interest in Signature, previously owned by Dubin Clark & Co. of Greenwich, Conn. Signature designs, manufactures and sells a broad range of specialty flooring and fencing products for the special event, construction, sports and trade show industries. Signature has sales, manufacturing and distribution centers in Los Angeles, Orlando, Fla., Baltimore and the U.K., and ships more than 10,000 orders a year to clients across the globe. Call 212/518-1156 …

SAGE COMMUNICATIONS, a full-service marketing communications and PR firm in the greater Washington area, has appointed CHRISTI RICH as director of events. Call 703/207-0435 …

IN GOOD COMPANY has moved: 1714 Franklin St., Suite 100-416, Oakland, CA 94612. Call 925/855-3255 …

DE SILVA MEETING CONSULTANTS, Maui, Hawaii, has joined the DMC NETWORK. Call 925/498-2450 …

Holly Thach (right), general manager of Classic Party Rentals, Los Angeles, welcomes Ashley White, partner services coordinator for UCLA IMG Sports Marketing, to Classic's new 98,000-square-foot showroom at an open house last night.

 

DECOR 'N MORE will have a new address effective May 1: 4700 National Western Drive, Unit B, Denver, CO 80216. In the new 35,000-square-foot location, Decor 'N More will join forces with HOLIDAY ARTISANS, which specializes in seasonal decorating for shopping malls, town centers, country clubs, office buildings, hotels, event venues, and private residences throughout Colorado. "This new relationship allows each company to expand its decorating services to incorporate the inventory and services of the other, so Decor ‘N More clients will have greater access to a wide variety of specialty decorations, as well as upgrading and expanding our current inventory of props, backdrops, furniture, and centerpiece components," the company said in a statement. The phone number remains the same: 303/936-9224 …

Colorado Springs, Colo.-based FORTE EVENTS has launched a second office in New York, which is owned and operated by ANNETTE NAIF. Call 646/559-9886 …

DAWN FINLEY, director of catering with Culinaire International at the BELO MANSION & PAVILION in Dallas, has received the CPCE designation from NACE. Call 214/220-7471 …

BRYAN BENJAMIN has been appointed account manager/events with BRUMARK, headquartered in Atlanta. Call 800/291-9606 …

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