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30 June 2015

ISE adds two new board members

ISE adds two new board membersThe Netherlands - Integrated Systems Events, the organisers of the Integrated Systems Europe trade exhibition, has announced the appointment of two new members to its board. Ollie French, from Future Automation and Tobias Lang from Lang AG will join the nine-person ISE board of directors as of 1 July. French works as the commercial director for Future Automation, a manufacturer of motorised and non-motorised mounting and concealing solutions for televisions and projectors with its primary market in the residential sector. Lang joins the ... More >>

29 June 2015

Meyer Sound's McCarthy to deliver AES keynote speech

Meyer Sound's McCarthy to deliver AES keynote speechCanada - The AES has announced Meyer Sound's director of system optimization, Bob McCarthy, as the keynote speaker for the 59th International AES Conference at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, taking place July 15-17, 2015, with an emphasis on sound reinforcement engineering and technology. Known as an international authority on sound system design and optimization, McCarthy is also an educator and published author. His keynote speech, Sound Systems Tuning and Optimization Made Simple and Affordable, will take place on the ... More >>

26 June 2015

Lift Turn Move Ltd (LTM) appoints Alex Cowan

Lift Turn Move Ltd (LTM) appoints Alex CowanUK - This year's ABTT Exhibition saw Lift Turn Move Ltd (LTM) introduce its new Entertainment Sales Manager, Alex Cowan to its Entertainment customers. Alex has worked in the industry for 15-plus years, he previously worked for City Theatrical as European Sales Manager and James Thomas amongst others. He brings his considerable knowledge in this specialist area to LTM as well as a new outlook and plenty of enthusiasm. Alex comments: "Having known John Jones and David King for a long time I was aware of the respect that they and LTM have ... More >>

24 June 2015

Claire Gilligan joins Rigging Team

Claire Gilligan joins Rigging TeamUK - Since its launch in 2010, Rigging Team has gone from strength to strength. To continue to build on this they have appointed Claire Gilligan in the role of operations manager. Claire has many years technical and administrative experience in the entertainment world and brings a wealth of knowledge to the role. She'll soon have the opportunity to put her logistics skills to good use as the company will shortly move to larger premises. Director Adam Searle says, "I knew that we needed to expand our team and when the opportunity to work ... More >>

FIX8Group appoints project coordinator

FIX8Group appoints project coordinatorUK - Event technical delivery expert FIX8Group has appointed Helen Marenghi as project coordinator. Helen's role will be predominantly to support FIX8's existing project managers across all current and future events/projects and other company related work. It will also involve implementing and managing various operational processes and software that will help the company manage its time and equipment more efficiently as the company continues its rapid growth. Helen brings a wealth of experience to FIX8. Her recent roles have included ... More >>

19 June 2015

Outline North America strengthens support team

Outline North America strengthens support teamUSA - Outline North America has announced the appointment of Joseph 'Joe' Fustolo as senior sales engineer/product support specialist. "We are pleased to make this announcement at InfoComm 2015 as yet another facet of the continued growth and development of Outline in the US", said Tom Bensen, Outline North America's Sr. V.P. and managing director. "Joe is a great addition to the team with his experience and talents. We are confident that his impact will be immediate, and that he will hit the ground running." Joe joins Outline with over ... More >>

Jigsaw24 reinforces team to boost audio share

Jigsaw24 reinforces team to boost audio shareUK - Jigsaw24 has hired Andy Brooks as head of business development for pro audio and Ian Duncan as senior pro audio consultant as part of efforts to boost its share of the pro audio market sector. Jigsaw24 chief executive Martin Balaam said, "Following on from our recent major investment in our flagship premises in Golden Square, Jigsaw24 has ambitious plan to expand its capabilities within the media and entertainment sectors. "Andy and Ian's remit, following Jigsaw24's accreditation as an Avid Elite S6 partner, is to drive the Pro ... More >>

17 June 2015

Scrub expands sales support team

Scrub expands sales support teamUK - Scrub, a division of HHB specialising in post production, is announcing the appointment of Stephen Jones to the newly created position of sales administrator. The UK's leading supplier of Avid Pro Tools, Scrub has expanded the team to meet the demands of significant growth in the sales of Pro Tools and the S6 control surface. Leading audio post facilities like Envy, The Farm Group, Encore, LipSync, Angell Sound and many others have chosen Scrub to upgrade to the S6. Stephen will support Ben Scully and Devin Workman from Scrub's ... More >>

11 June 2015

In memorium - Matthias Larrieu

In memorium - Matthias LarrieuFrance - Matthias Larrieu, a leading member of the Nexo design team has died in a road accident. He was just 30 years old. The Nexo family is mourning the loss of one of its sons, the talented young loudspeaker designer Matthias Larrieu, who lost his life in a car accident in June, writes Ginny Goudy. In his six years at Nexo, Matthias left a truly impressive mark. A core member of the design team that brought the company's flagship STM Series modular line array into existence, he was also instrumental in the development of other ... More >>

10 June 2015

HSL appoints new FD and strategist

HSL appoints new FD and strategistUK - Blackburn-based lighting and visuals rental specialist HSL has appointed Mick Seddon as group financial director and strategist. Working closely HSL's MD Simon Stuart, he will play a key role in HSL's active expansion over the next five years, and is one of a number of high level appointments to be announced by the company in the coming months. HSL and Mick's accountancy practice have already been collaborating for several years. During that time, Mick has been instrumental for the management and co-ordination of several ... More >>

9 June 2015

Shannon Harvey joins Backstage Academy

Shannon Harvey joins Backstage AcademyUK - Shannon Harvey has joined Backstage Academy as course leader on the BA (Hons) Visual Production degree. Harvey previously worked as account manager at d3 Technologies - one of the course's core supporters - and will now be responsible for running the degree and ensuring it delivers against the industry's current skills requirements and technology. Harvey's experience covers the architectural, theatrical and entertainment industries, working with lighting, video, projection and special effects projects on a wide range of ... More >>

ASC expands maritime projects division

ASC expands maritime projects divisionGermany - ASC has expanded its maritime projects business area with the arrival of Dirk Schmerschneider to cover the yachting/residential sectors. Dirk Schmerschneider has been responsible for the newly created yachting/residential business area since December 2014 as key account manager at ASC. He reports in this position directly to ASC's management. With his experience as a project manager for entertainment systems on luxury mega-yachts, he has added to the Hamburg-based system integrator's expertise in the field of Maritime Projects ... More >>

NanoLumens appoints Simon Deary

NanoLumens appoints Simon DearyUSA / EMEA - NanoLumens, a leading manufacturer and marketer of visualisation solutions, has appointed Simon Deary as regional sales director EMEA, reporting directly to David DaCosta, NanoLumens' managing director EMEA. Deary will be absed in the company's Bath, UK, office. "As NanoLumens continues to expand throughout the EMEA region, we need to have someone of Simon's experience join our team," DaCosta said today. "Through his unique background in lighting design and LED engineering, Simon has a well-versed understanding of the ... More >>

8 June 2015

Brooke joins expanded RCF UK operation

Brooke joins expanded RCF UK operationUK - RCF has announced a significant expansion of its UK operation, which will "add new efficiencies and impetus to the company's sales drive, as it continues to penetrate new market segments". Central to the change is the appointment of industry stalwart Miles Brooke - who brings 20 years of experience in pro, commercial and consumer audio within the D&M Group. Taking up the newly created position of regional sales manager (south) he will focus on installed sound/commercial audio and rental & touring customers, while Mick Butler will ... More >>

5 June 2015

HHB bolsters technical sales support team

HHB bolsters technical sales support teamUK - HHB Communications has announced the appointment of Andy Copeland to the role of technical sales support engineer. Andy is a graduate of the University of Huddersfield's Music Technology programme, where he completed work experience as an Avid Pro Audio sales advisor and qualified as an Avid Certified Support Representative (ACSR PT400). He joins HHB's award-winning Technical Sales Support Department in delivering first-line support for Avid Pro Tools customers and will help provide product configuration and installation, ... More >>

Paul Day joins Marquee AV in new business role

Paul Day joins Marquee AV in new business roleUK - Marquee AV has announced the appointment of Paul Day as business development manager. Day joined the industry with PRS, progressing his career as regional sales consultant with Bose where he has enjoyed the last seven years. The position of business development manager is an expansion for Marquee AV and Day will work alongside the existing sales team. "I've known Paul for many years and always admired his professional approach, enthusiasm and good humour," said Marquee AV's MD, Mark Brown. "He's one of those few guys always in the ... More >>

3 June 2015

Stuart Strachan joins Sound Technology

Stuart Strachan joins Sound TechnologyUK - Sound Technology, Harman distributor in the UK/ROI, has announced the appointment of Stuart Strachan to the newly established role of live sound project engineer. With a remit to demonstrate and develop awareness of Harman's new generation of JBL, Soundcraft, AKG, Crown, Lexicon and dbx products for the professional live sound industries, the appointment strengthens Sound Technology's technical team, bringing specific industry technical knowledge in-house, and providing local UK support in addition to Harman's European and Global ... More >>

Electrosonic expands Aberdeen service team

Electrosonic expands Aberdeen service teamUK - Electrosonic, an international audio-visual systems integration and service solutions company, has appointed Gary McQueen and Douglas Walker to join the service team based in the new Aberdeen regional office. The new recruits, both with substantial oil & gas industry and audio-visual experience, will enable Electrosonic to offer an enhanced service to local clients in and around the Aberdeen region. Douglas Walker, small projects engineer, and Gary McQueen, senior field services engineer, will be working alongside each other to ... More >>

2 June 2015

John Slevin joins HSL technical support team

John Slevin joins HSL technical support teamUK - Lighting and visual production and rental company HSL has announced that John Slevin has joined their management team based in the Blackburn HQ - as technical support manager (projects). John brings his wealth of experience, great personality and excellent communication skills to HSL on a full time basis - having worked for the company as a crew chief and lighting technician regularly over the last 13 years. Says HSL MD Simon Stuart, "It's fantastic to have John on-board. We've known him for many years, he shares our ethics, ... More >>

MNA appoints working group chairs

MNA appoints working group chairsUSA - The Media Networking Alliance has announced the appointment of chairmen for its Technical and Marketing Working Groups, nominating Kevin Gross and Will Hoult to the respective positions. Kevin Gross is founder of AVA Networks and a leading independent consultant to AV equipment manufacturers and systems designers. He is a pioneer in media networking, having previously conceived and developed the CobraNet transport protocol for high-quality audio over Ethernet networks. He also helped build the first configurable DSP system and ... More >>

1 June 2015

Remembering Max Lindsay-Johnson

Remembering Max Lindsay-JohnsonUK - The industry is mourning Max Lindsay-Johnson, director of international sales at Community Professional Loudspeakers who passed away suddenly in France last Thursday, 21 May. Steve Johnson, Community's CEO said, "We are all deeply saddened by the loss of Max, who was one of the audio industry's most respected members. He was a true professional and had a smile for everyone, with the warmth of personality that made him a good friend to those he worked with." Community's founder, Bruce Howze, also shared, "Max was a special person ... More >>

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