Pete Borchetta Part 1: How to rappel into a life in lighting

Season 3 is here!  Pete Borchetta, who's worked everywhere from the Far East to the far end of Ashburton Ave in Yonkers, is kicking things off in the first part of our interview with him.  He's been in the business for 20 years, and in that time, he's been a lighting consultant, educator, product manager, and manufacturer representative.  He's also worked for some of the industry's critical designers and manufacturers, including the venerable Altman Lighting, where he is now Product Manager.

In this episode, we discuss Pete's origins in theater and lighting, and discover how, in college, he and a friend found themselves rappelling down the face of a building with arms fill of inkie fresnels.  We discussed his distinguished work as a lighting consultant with Robert Lorelli Associates and how that led to him joining Philips several years ago.  We also discussed his career as a professor and program director at Adelphi University.

In our next episode, we'll be talking about Pete's more recent career move to Altman, why Altman is still relevant after over 60 years and what they are up to these days, and Pete's thoughts on the present and future of lighting technology.

Thanks for listening!