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30 April 2015

Griffith and Veldy launch Entertainment Advisers

Griffith and Veldy launch Entertainment AdvisersUSA - Mike Griffith and Mark Veldey have announced the establishment of their new company: Entertainment Advisors, LLC. Entertainment Advisors will be providing a variety of services to companies in the entertainment equipment community, including, but not limited to theatrical/entertainment equipment dealers, production companies, manufacturers reps, manufacturers and individuals. Entertainment Advisors' services will include mergers and acquisitions advisory services and business and financial consulting. In addition they will offer ... More >>

29 April 2015

AED Distribution adds new staff in key roles

AED Distribution adds new staff in key rolesUK / Belgium - As AED Master Distribution, with its HQ in Belgium, continues to expand to new territories with brands such as High End Systems and QSC Pro Audio, the company has recently added a couple of new profiles to its team. The first new team member is Paul Young, who has been appointed as Brand Manager Rigging. Paul brings over 20 years' of the Live Entertainment sector and a wealth of experience gained in rigging and stage lighting to the position. AED Distribution currently distributes some of the industry's leading rigging ... More >>

Midwich continues to bolster the A in AV

Midwich continues to bolster the A in AVUK - The Midwich Group has increased its professional audio resource with the appointment of Simon Druce, who joins the Group as Audio External Sales Specialist. Simon brings with him 15 years' worth of experience, having worked previously for audio brands Sennheiser and Audio-Technica, and distributors C:UK and Polar. Simon joins a strong team of specialists headed up by Sales Manager Scott Pollard, and will be responsible for the audio portfolio at Midwich. The field-based role means that Simon will be able to assist dealers with all ... More >>

New role for Linda Martin at Rope Assemblies

New role for Linda Martin at Rope AssembliesUK - Rope Assemblies has announced that Linda Martin has been promoted to operations director. Linda started with Rope Assemblies in October 2006 and during her time as operations manager has taken the company through ISO9001:2008 and recently also achieved the EN795 standard for anchor strops. "Linda is an invaluable member of the team and has been instrumental in achieving the Quality Standards for the company and the development of new exciting products. We all wish her all the very best in her new role," says the company. (Jim Evans) More >>

28 April 2015

L-Acoustics' McCall takes on Latin America sales role

L-Acoustics' McCall takes on Latin America sales roleLatin America - L-Acoustics has announced a strengthened commitment to the Latin American market, appointing Tim McCall as sales manager for the region. With five years of experience as sales manager for Europe, Africa and Oceania at L-Acoustics, and 25 years of experience in the Pro Audio Industry to his credit, McCall will be tasked with developing the brand in this territory. Jochen Frohn, director of business development at L-Acoustics comments, "I am delighted that Tim is taking responsibility to support our current clients, while ... More >>

Colville takes pro technical role at Flare Audio

Colville takes pro technical role at Flare AudioUK - Professional audio designer Ian Colville joins Flare Audio as its head of pro technical this May, expanding the company's presence in the pro-audio market and introducing its technology to the concert-going public. Colville joins Flare following eight-and-a-half years with audio rental company Capital Sound, where as technical manager and systems designer he worked on a wide range of high profile projects including Take That's Progress stadium tour, The British Summertime Concerts in Hyde Park, London, and The Killers at Wembley ... More >>

Van Nairn boosts Martin Audio sales force

Van Nairn boosts Martin Audio sales forceUK - Martin Audio has boosted its UK sales force by recruiting Richard Van Nairn as a new account manager, working alongside Al Brown. With a lifelong love of music, recording and production he is well placed to drive sales after spending four and a half years honing his skills at Martin Audio dealer, LMC Audio. During his time there Richard looked after the needs of customers in the south of the country, catering for their pro audio needs. Of his move to Martin Audio, the new account manager states, "The company has been leading the ... More >>

23 April 2015

Clear-Com appoints director of sales Asia Pacific

Clear-Com appoints director of sales Asia PacificChina - Clear-Com has appointed Ann Williams as its new director of sales Asia Pacific, effective immediately. Williams will use her considerable sales and leadership experience to build on the current success in the region and drive new business. In addition to the Southeast Asia region, Williams will have supervisory responsibility for the China and India markets as well as Japan, Korean, Australia, and New Zealand. "Asia-Pacific remains a strategically important region with considerable growth opportunities for Clear-Com. Thanks to ... More >>

21 April 2015

Nexo appoints Alain Boone as European sales director

Nexo appoints Alain Boone as European sales directorFrance - Nexo has announced the appointment of Alain Boone who joins the international sales team in the role of European sales director. Alain has had a long-standing relationship with Nexo as he has spent the last 18 years as the live sound account manager at Audio XL, distributor of Nexo products in Belgium. Extremely well-connected with the live sound and broadcasting communities in his native Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, Alain was responsible for sales of a wide-ranging portfolio of high-tech audio and network ... More >>

RH Consulting celebrates 10 year anniversary

RH Consulting celebrates 10 year anniversaryUK - RH Consulting is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Founded in 2005 by independent consultant, Roland Hemming, he was soon joined by Lauren Rogers. Together they created a business advising manufacturers and distributors as well as working on landmark projects including Ascot Racecourse, St Pancras Station, Wembley Stadium, the London 2012 Olympics, Amsterdam Arena, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Richard Northwood, formerly of COMS, completes the team.. RHC advises many leading audio manufacturers on issues as diverse as product ... More >>

Bandit Lites sales and installation team grows

Bandit Lites sales and installation team growsUSA - Bandit Lites international sales and installation team is expanding with the hiring of Rudi Aldridge and Brandon Gauthier. Rudi Aldridge joins Bandit as a sales and design associate with more than 20years of experience in venue operations and management, including the Tennessee Performing Arts Centre as an event master electrician and technical director at a multi-venue facility at Vanderbilt University. In his new position, Rudi will be working with Bandit clients through the entire process, from concept, to design, installation ... More >>

17 April 2015

Ilpo Martikainen to give Heyser Memorial Lecture

Ilpo Martikainen to give Heyser Memorial LecturePoland - The AES has announced that Genelec founder and chairman Dr. Ilpo Martikainen will be giving the Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture at the 138th AES International Convention, being held in Warsaw, Poland, 7-10 May, 2015, at the Sofitel Victoria Hotel. The AES convention's Heyser lecture was first established in May 1999 by the AES Technical Council and the Board of Governors. The Richard Heyser Scholarship Fund is served by an endowment that each year brings eminent individuals in audio engineering and related fields to speak on ... More >>

15 April 2015

Exports drive J&C Joel staff expansion

Exports drive J&C Joel staff expansionUK - J&C Joel has strengthened its management team as the business positions itself for future growth. With more than 50% of its sales already coming from international exports, the British company has achieved global reach through an international network of offices and now exports to over 75 countries worldwide, providing products such as front of house theatre curtains, stage backdrops, acoustic drapes, projection screens and an array of stage engineering solutions. In the last two years J&C Joel has increased its export turnover by ... More >>

13 April 2015

Outline names business development manager

Outline names business development managerItaly - Outline has announced the appointment of Luca Giaroli to the position of business development manager. An accomplished and skilled marketing manager, Luca will focus his energy on expanding the company's global presence on all levels. He will be responsible for building sales, imaging and branding, as well as field training and education initiatives for all of Outline's professional sound reinforcement programs, and will report directly to the company's board of directors. "My mission here is simple, although challenging - I ... More >>

Max Wasinger joins Penn Elcom in US

Max Wasinger joins Penn Elcom in USUSA - Flightcase and speaker component manufacturer Penn Elcom has announced the appointment of Max Wasinger as vice president of sales for the AV racking division of its business in the US. Based in California, Max will bring his vast experience in consumer electronics, his considerable skills and charisma, excellent contacts and enormous energy to the Penn Elcom Inc. team, where he will focus on evolving their industry standard 19 inch racking technology into a new and refined product range, tailored to commercial and home ... More >>

TSL Products appoints audio product manager

TSL Products appoints audio product managerUK - TSL Products has appointed Matt Colman to the role of audio product manager, effective immediately. Matt's role will see him championing TSL Products' range of audio monitoring solutions as well as supporting product development across the entire audio product range. Matt joins TSL from SKY TV New Zealand where, as a senior audio engineer, he led the OB live sound team as well as working on post-production projects and providing expert guidance on multi-channel issues across various projects. Prior to this he spent six years at ... More >>

9 April 2015

Industry pays tribute to Andy Weingärtner

Industry pays tribute to Andy WeingärtnerGermany - With great sadness, Martin Audio has announced the passing of its European account manager, Andy Weingärtner, who died of a heart attack over Easter. Luke Ireland, managing director of Martin Audio, said, "It was a huge shock to all of us. Andy was always an exuberant member of the team, and even before he joined Martin Audio he was a long term supporter. He will be greatly missed." With more than 28 years' experience in sales and marketing, covering all aspects of pro audio, Weingärtner was well known to the industry, ... More >>

ARRI adds sales manager for lighting

ARRI adds sales manager for lightingUSA - ARRI Inc has announced the hiring of Randy Read as specifications sales manager for lighting, reporting to John Gresch, vice president, lighting products. Read's primary focus will involve building and managing a network of representatives to support the design and installation of ARRI's renowned lighting products in educational and broadcast television studios. His initial territorial coverage is North America. Read comes to ARRI with over 20 years of experience as a lighting director, designer and manager in both theatrical and ... More >>

2 April 2015

Pascal adds key account manager

Pascal adds key account managerDenmark - Pascal A/S, manufacturer of high power pro audio OEM amplifier modules, has appointed Aage Hejgaard as key account manager. The appointment and creation of the new position, is in direct response to the continuing growing rate of expansion of the company's business. Hejgaard joins Pascal with a 15 year career in sales, marketing and business development roles within the IT and digital signage industries. Welcoming Hejgaard to the company, sales director Peter Frentz said, "We are experiencing a increasing rate of growth in ... More >>

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