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31 March 2015

Peerless-AV appoints EMEA development director

Peerless-AV appoints EMEA development directorUK - AV technology pioneer Peerless-AV has appointed Stuart Robson-Frisby as director of business development for EMEA. Leveraging over 10 years' industry experience in business negotiation, channel and end user sales management, Stuart will be responsible for helping to identify and secure new business opportunities in key vertical sectors throughout EMEA territories. "Peerless-AV is on an exciting journey as it grows from a successful mounts company to also becoming a recognised global player in Emerging Technology solutions," said ... More >>

30 March 2015

Behind the Scenes adds three to board of trustees

Behind the Scenes adds three to board of trusteesUK - Three new trustees have been appointed to industry charity Behind the Scenes UK, joining the board of trustees led by chairman John Simpson. Their combined expertise and reputation are set to help promote awareness of the charity within the industry as well as enabling greater representation across its different sectors. Sue Dunford is currently head of production for entertainment for ITV Studios UK, responsible for the delivery of over 1250 hours of television a year. Having started her career at the BBC, Sue worked in production ... More >>

26 March 2015

ADJ Group restructures European management

ADJ Group restructures European managementThe Netherlands - The ADJ Group of Companies has announced that a new management team will be running its European operation with immediate effect. The new team will be responsible together for the continued growth of all European-based companies including ADJ Supply Europe B.V., Elation Professional B.V. and DuraTruss B.V. The new management team is made up of familiar faces from within ADJ Europe and consists of Marc Librecht, European sales manager (Elation); Kris Dawber, European sales manager (ADJ); Jo Mulders, general manager; and ... More >>

25 March 2015

Eighteen Sound expands worldwide sales presence

Eighteen Sound expands worldwide sales presenceItaly - Loudspeaker manufacturer Eighteen Sound has announced the appointment of Davwinder Sheena as director of sales, Middle East, Asia and Pacific Rim and Jeffrey Cox as director of sales North America. Sheena will be responsible for managing distributors, as well as market development, in China, India and other key Asian manufacturing centres.He comes to Eighteen Sound with an array of experience in the pro audio market. Based in Singapore, Sheena has guided sales leadership in various market quadrants in the Asian region for a ... More >>

Medialease adds Stuart Fenwick to sales team

Medialease adds Stuart Fenwick to sales teamUK - Specialist asset finance company Medialease has expanded its sales force with the appointment of long term industry professional, Stuart Fenwick, who has held management roles in the European production technology industry for over 20 years and is a familiar face to manufacturers, rental companies and end users alike. With broadcast, live event and AV technology continuing to evolve at a remarkable pace, Medialease's specialist asset finance services are in more demand than ever to ensure that service providers and rental companies ... More >>

23 March 2015

dpa adds new members to Dubai-based team

dpa adds new members to Dubai-based teamUAE - dpa lighting consultants FZ LLC have announced that Nikolaos Moskofidis and Chetna Misra have joined their Dubai studio as senior designer and designer respectively. Nikos has been practising as a lighting consultant in Athens for eight years contributing to many successful projects. Chetna has been based in Dubai for the last eighteen months and already has knowledge of the region. Nikolaos and Chetna are part of the practice's recent strategy to enlarge and strengthen its Middle East design team. In addition, Tim Leeding, a ... More >>

20 March 2015

Meyer Sound expands Asian team

Meyer Sound expands Asian teamChina - To accelerate the expansion of its Asia-Pacific presence, Meyer Sound has announced two new hires: John Zhang as sales manager, China and Korea, and Tim Boot as business development manager, Asia-Pacific. Working closely with the regional sales and support network, Zhang and Boot will work to expand a user base that has included the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai, the Beijing Auto Show, Alpensia Hall in South Korea, and more. "From theatrical spectacles to cinema and live touring, Asia is now a vibrant hub of some of the most ... More >>

19 March 2015

New appointments at Roland Corporation US

New appointments at Roland Corporation USUSA - Roland Corporation US has announced three new personnel appointments that align with the company's current strategic business plan. The announcement was made by Jay Wanamaker, president and CEO of Roland Corporation US, and reflects Roland's ongoing commitment to the expansion of the company and its brands. Steve Spak joins the team as district sales manager (DSM) for the Mid-Atlantic District, spanning from New York City to Washington, D.C. Spak comes to Roland most recently from KMC Music Inc., where he was a respected sales ... More >>

16 March 2015

AC-ET appoints regional representative for Denmark

AC-ET appoints regional representative for DenmarkDenmark - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) has announced the appointment of Brith de Blanck in the new role of regional sales representative for Denmark - with immediate effect. Brith has over 25 years of experience working in sales andmarketing roles for various technology and media companies. Since joining the industry in 2006, she has gained extensive commercial experience and knowledge of the latest entertainment technologies whilst working in product marketing roles for Martin Professional A/S and Harman International. This ... More >>

13 March 2015

Ambersphere adds five team members

Ambersphere adds five team membersUK - Ambersphere Solutions was formed back in 2011 with just four staff to look after the UK sales, service and support for Clay Paky and MA Lighting. Since then the company has gone from strength to strength, growing steadily whilst maintaining its strong support ethic. In June 2013 lighting manufacturer Robert Juliat came on board and just over a year later Ayrton joined the Ambersphere family. Likewise, from the original team of four, the company's West London base is now home to a much larger workforce and is still recruiting. Sales ... More >>

German Perl joins XL Video US operation

German Perl joins XL Video US operationUSA - XL Video US has announced the addition of German Perl as technical director media application and projection. After 10 years of developing leading edge technologies with XL Video in Dusseldorf, Perl joins the US operation to position the subsidiary for expansion into complete turnkey video and presentation solutions for its clients. XL Video is an industry leading, global provider of high-end video display systems delivering quality LED technology, projectors, and media servers as well as experienced technical support. Perl's role ... More >>

11 March 2015

Bandit Lites' family continues to grow

Bandit Lites' family continues to growUSA - Bandit Lites' family continues to grow with the recent hire of Brad Hylton as warehouse manager and the promotion of longtime Bandit employee Giff Swart to general manager. Brad Hylton has been immersed in the world of lighting for years, having studied lighting at school before working at Dollywood. He then joined Bandit Lites and toured with LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire and Brian Wilson before working as a lighting tech for Carnival Cruise Lines, Dollywood and as an LD in Las Vegas. His new position as the warehouse manager will ... More >>

10 March 2015

Brad Schiller joins Martin Professional

Brad Schiller joins Martin ProfessionalUSA - Martin Professional has appointed Brad Schiller as Business Development Manager of Rental & Touring for the United States. Schiller will be based in Austin, Texas and will report to Grif Palmer, Senior Manager of Rental & Touring - Lighting. "Brad brings an extensive knowledge of the lighting industry and strong relationships that will be a valuable asset across the touring, TV, theatre and event markets," said Palmer. "Having worked with Brad in the past, I am confident his skills will not only strengthen our existing ... More >>

AC-ET adds regional representative for Germany

AC-ET adds regional representative for Germany Germany - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) has announced the appointment of Detlef Eobaldt in the new role of regional sales representative for Germany - with immediate effect. Detlef has more than 25 years of lighting experience working in various sales and managerial roles, including establishing himself as a leading industry expert in LED solutions over the past 15 years. After spending seven years working in various product development, production, marketing and international sales roles for LED companies in the Netherlands ... More >>

9 March 2015

Geoffrey Joyce honoured for ABTT training

Geoffrey Joyce honoured for ABTT trainingUK - ABTT training co-ordinator Geoffrey Joyce, who through his creation of the ABTT Bronze Award has been instrumental in forging the career paths of many of today's working theatre technicians, was honoured at the Creative & Cultural Skills Awards 2015. By winning The Theatre Skills Award from amongst a very strong short list, Geoff was honoured in recognition of the debt the technical theatre sector owes to him as a theatre practitioner and trainer. Through his personal conviction and resolve Geoff has established a relevant, ... More >>

3 March 2015

Alicia Earls joins White Light events team

Alicia Earls joins White Light events teamUK - Events production supplier White Light has announced the appointment of Alicia Earls as business development manager for events. Alicia joins White Light after more than seven years as communications manager for the Science Museum Group, where she helped develop the successful #StrictlySW7 event showcase involving the Science Museum and neighbouring venues the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert museum. Alicia joins the White Light Events team from April 2015. In her new role, she will focus on expanding the ... More >>

Sami Mäkinen promoted at Genelec

Sami Mäkinen promoted at GenelecFinland - Genelec has announced the promotion of Sami Mäkinen to the role of business manager - AV install. This key segment of the Genelec business will benefit from Sami's previous experience within the company which has given him a comprehensive knowledge of the Genelec product portfolio across the company's various business segments. Sami joined Genelec in 2007 as domestic sales manager (Finland) and later moved to international sales manager, home audio. His new role will see him use his many years' experience in the company ... More >>

Installation role for Robinson at D.A.S. Audio

Installation role for Robinson at D.A.S. AudioUSA - D.A.S. Audio has announced the appointment of Arthur 'Loren' Robinson to the newly created position of business development manager-installed sound. In his new capacity, Robinson will be tasked with overseeing nationwide sales for the company's installed sound accounts. In this capacity, Robinson will serve as the company's interface with integrators, consultants, and design / build firms, and he will also assist in managing and hiring the various representative firms that coordinate sales throughout the various territories. ... More >>

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