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31 October 2014

Karan Kathuria joins Music Group

Karan Kathuria joins Music GroupChina - Music Group has appointed Karan Kathuria to the post of senior manager, Professional Division for Asia Pacific, which includes the key business segments of China and India. Karan will report to Graham Rowlands, who heads global sales for the Professional Division. In his new role, Karan will be responsible for growing the Music Group's Professional Division brands Midas, Klark Teknik and Turbosound, as well as taking an active role in managing the distribution networks across multiple countries in APAC region. Graham commented, "... More >>

29 October 2014

Sales development manager for FaitalPRO China

Sales development manager for FaitalPRO ChinaChina - Noelle Liu has joined FaitalPRO as sales development manager for China. Noelle is already well-known in the industry and will focus particularly on the area of Guangdong, the core region for the Chinese Pro Audio Industry. Noelle, who will cooperate closely with the FaitalPRO sales department in Milan, will be responsible for all FaitalPRO accounts in China, working closely with major audio wholesalers, retailers, top enclosure manufacturers and will be able to carry on the already excellent reputation of FaitalPRO products in ... More >>

28 October 2014

Jeremy Ruggles joins 5 Star Cases

Jeremy Ruggles joins 5 Star CasesUK - Leading European flightcase manufacturer 5 Star Cases has announced the appointment of new account manager Jeremy Ruggles who joins Keith Sykes and the team. Jeremy will spend his time between a desk at 5 Star's HQ in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire and being on the road around the UK seeing customers, developing new business, networking and keeping an ear-to-the-ground. His background includes a wealth of experience in the worlds of pro photography, video and broadcast - so he knows a thing or two about the necessity of having good road ... More >>

27 October 2014

ARRI hires director of sales, Latin markets

ARRI hires director of sales, Latin marketsLatin America - ARRI Inc has appointed Wilson Zeferino as its new director of sales, Latin American markets. Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English, Zeferino will further develop business and strategy in the Caribbean, Central America and South America. He will also oversee sales efforts and customer service in these territories to strengthen ARRI's presence across the region, the company says. Zeferino previously worked at Fujifilm in the Optical Devices Division as sales and marketing manager for North America, Latin America, ... More >>

24 October 2014

Andres Mayo named AES president

Andres Mayo named AES presidentUSA - Following the highly-successful 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, which took place 9-12 October at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, the AES is pleased has welcomed new president Andres Mayo as he takes over the leadership role from Dr. Sean Olive. Mayo currently serves as owner and senior mastering engineer at Andres Mayo Mastering and Audio Post in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and, as an award-winning producer and engineer, he is set to guide the AES into the coming year and through AES138 in Warsaw, Poland and the ... More >>

22 October 2014

Painting With Light restructures

Painting With Light restructuresBelgium - Creative lighting and visual design practice Painting With Light has announced a restructure, with Luc Peumans becoming the majority shareholder and CEO with immediate effect, taking over all the company's day-to-day management. Luc founded Genk based Painting With Light in 1999. He comments, "To move forward on the same trajectory for the next 15 years, I needed to be fully in control and accept responsibility for our future strategies, investments and direction ... and so the deal was negotiated on that basis". He adds that ... More >>

15 October 2014

Celebration of the life of Sue Burlow, Highlite UK

Celebration of the life of Sue Burlow, Highlite UK	UK - The service to celebrate the life of Sue Burlow, managing director of Highlite UK Ltd, will be held on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 2.30pm, at Semington Crematorium, Devizes Road, Semington, Wiltshire BA14 6HL. All are welcome to come to attend the one-hour service to show their respects for Sue, however please bear in mind that only invited guests will be able to attend the function afterwards. Those who wish to attend are kindly asked to email details of where they are from, their association with Sue and how many people are ... More >>

Q Willis joins PRG as head of rigging services

Q Willis joins PRG as head of rigging servicesUK - Production Resource Group has announced that Q Willis has joined their team in the UK as head of rigging services. PRG's offering to the various markets is fortified with valued rigging and venue expertise. This will be reinforced with the knowledge and proficiency Q brings from 19 years in the industry. In his new role, Q will be focusing on developing existing customer relationships in the rigging industry and also looking for ways to promote new opportunities. "We have always maintained a good position within the rigging market ... More >>

10 October 2014

Highlite in deep mourning

Highlite in deep mourningUK - On the eve of the PLASA Show in London came the very sad news of the death of Highlite UK's Sue Burlow. Highlite International issued the following announcement on behalf of Hub and Connie de la Haye, Patrick Herveille, and all the management and staff of Highlite International BV. "On Saturday 4 October 2014, shortly before 18:00, our dear British colleague, Sue Burlow, passed away in the presence of her loved ones and dear friends. "Many people have known her for years as our tower of strength, our strong support at the Highlite ... More >>

PSCo expands LED team

PSCo expands LED teamUK - PSCo has announced the expansion of its specialist LED team with the appointment of Mike Bone. Bringing more than 22 year's AV industry experience and a wealth of LED knowledge to the position, Mike has been appointed to work closely with PSCo's customers to understand their needs and build solutions utilising the company's growing LED portfolio. Mike joins from LED screen provider Mediatec Solutions UK where he was managing director for over five years. In his previous role, Mike was responsible for developing the sales of large ... More >>

8 October 2014

Aaron Cripps takes on Ireland role at AC-ET

Aaron Cripps takes on Ireland role at AC-ETUK/Ireland - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) reports that Aaron Cripps, a regional account manager in the company's International Sales division, will be taking on the new role of regional sales representative for Ireland (ROI) and other selected European sales territories - effective from 20 October 2014. Aaron has been working at AC-ET for over 10 years, having joined through the company's Sales Trainee recruitment programme. During this time he has helped to strengthen the existing business relationships with key suppliers, ... More >>

Mick Jones returns to Creative Technology

Mick Jones returns to Creative TechnologyUK - Creative Technology's London operation has announced the expansion of its account management team with the return of Mick Jones. Starting his career at Mediatech AV in the late 80s, Mick has been a well-known figure in the live events industry ever since. During his career, Mick has had stints as a freelancer working with some of the leading technical companies in the live events sector, including Blitz Communications and Production Resource Group. Most recently Mick worked for Chaos Visual Productions where he was responsible for ... More >>

5 October 2014

PLASA 2014: AC-ET confirms senior appointments

PLASA 2014: AC-ET confirms senior appointmentsUK - At PLASA London 2014, A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) has confirmed a number of senior appointments. Laurie Giraudeau joins AC-ET in the new role of marketing manager, with immediate effect. Laurie will use her proven track record within digital marketing & brand communications to develop and oversee the marketing strategies for AC-ET's specialist lighting, audio, rigging and video sales divisions, and sister installations company, A.C. Special Projects Ltd. AC-ET Director, Peter Butler, comments, "The Board of Directors ... More >>

PLASA 2014: Lee Dennison named head of audio at White Light

PLASA 2014: Lee Dennison named head of audio at White LightUK - It was confirmed at PLASA London 2014 that White Light has appointed Lee Dennison as Head of Audio, further expanding the company's audio expertise. The move signals more growth for White Light as the company continues its strong market presence throughout the entertainment and events industries. Dennison brings more than 20 years of audio experience to the position. He has previously worked with Autograph Sound Recording and most recently spent seven years working with Delta Sound/Sound by Design in a projects director position. ... More >>

3 October 2014

SGM appoints sales manager for UK and US

SGM appoints sales manager for UK and USUK / USA - With effect from 1 September, SGM has appointed Filippo Frigeri as senior area sales manager of the United Kingdom and the United States. The many activities in both UK and US has called upon a further strengthening of the sales force to maintain the high level of service and support for SGM clients. Frigeri has eight years of industry experience working with business development and international sales with a profound insight into, and understanding of exactly these markets, assisting him in expanding the company's product ... More >>

2 October 2014

Career opportunities at Star Events

Career opportunities at Star EventsUK - Award-winning staging, seating and rigging specialist, Star Events Group, has four new faces at the window and a vacancy for an industry savvy structural engineer. Senior design technician, Barry Gaynor, brings more than 30-years' experience as a project designer/draughtsman in the construction industry to the role. Sales administrator, Sharan Tott, comes to the job from a very well known internet and telecommunications provider, where she managed a range of large projects and high net worth clients as project coordinator. Martin ... More >>

Broadcast media specialist joins CT London.

Broadcast media specialist joins CT London.UK - Creative Technology's London operation has contracted business development professional Ben Philpott, specialising in broadcast media. Having initially trained at the BBC, Ben spent many years as a freelance lighting cameraman for all the major international broadcasters and production companies. Ben then moved in to international sales and marketing, successfully developing the market for cutting edge LED lighting technology and subsequently with a variety of technology, audio visual and media companies. Ben said, "I am absolutely ... More >>

1 October 2014

LumenRadio appoints senior research engineer

LumenRadio appoints senior research engineerSweden - LumenRadio has appointed Lars Fabian Paape as a part of their R&D team, where he will be working as senior research engineer. Lars Fabian Paape comments, "I'm delighted to join LumenRadio. They have built such a strong reputation in the industry, not only for their excellent products, but also for their quality, reliability and also being really awesome people." Having a Masters degree in Mathematics, Paape founded his own consulting company in 1998 and has ever since worked in the scientific field of mass spectrometry ... More >>

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