Founder | Consulting Design Principal
Mr. Marantz has had an interest in light from the age of 10 thanks to a marionette workshop. When he was 11, he built a model theatre complete with lighting. Between 13 – 15, Paul lighted modern dance recitals and then spent most of his undergraduate years doing theatre; particularly stage design and lighting. Graduate studies of stage/lighting design while serving as head designer for a Cleveland theatre company, followed by the same role for The Berkshire Music Festival (Tanglewood) Opera led to his career in lighting.
Paul’s first job in NY was Chief Engineer at Lighting Services, Inc. – though he is not an engineer. That was followed by heading Research & Development at Century/Strand Lighting. Then, in 1971, he and Jules Fisher started what is now FMS. The rest is history.
Paul loves to be on the water, sailing and paddling, and building (and disassembling) practically anything.
Many hands make light work
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