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28 January 2015

Key appointments confirmed at Scala

Key appointments confirmed at ScalaEMEA - Scala has appointed Mike Gopal as area sales consultant for the Middle East and Turkey. Reporting to Damon Crowhurst, VP, EMEA, Gopal started in January, 2015. He will be responsible for building on and further expanding Scala's digital signage position in this expanding market. With deep experience in the AV sector through his years at AMX, and more recently working with ESCO Singapore, Mike joins Scala from WOW Vision where he served as the regional sales manager - GCC & Africa. "I am very pleased that I was able to convince ... More >>

27 January 2015

Steve Smith named Cinelease MD in UK

Steve Smith named Cinelease MD in UKUK - Cinelease has appointed Steve Smith as its Managing Director for the UK. Smith brings 30 years' of industry experience with him having formerly been the Group Managing Director of AFM Lighting and more recently Worldwide Managing Director of Panalux. Steven M Ortiz (Cinelease global VP) comments: "We are delighted to welcome someone of Steve's calibre and proven track record to Cinelease. We view his appointment as a sign of our commitment to being the leading company in the UK. Steve Smith has a proven track record over many years ... More >>

Navori opens office in Germany - appoints key staff

Navori opens office in Germany - appoints key staffSwitzerland - Navori has announced the opening of a new office in Germany to support growing interest in its digital signage solutions across the German-speaking DACH countries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The company, which will soon unveil new branding, organizational strategy and products, has appointed Thomas Pollum to lead sales and business development from the new office, located in the City of Elmshorn. Thomas comes to Navori with a history of success in director-level and management roles at BIS Germany (A Mood Media ... More >>

23 January 2015

AED Distribution expands international staff

AED Distribution expands international staffEurope - After the appointment of AED Distribution as distributor for QSC Pro Audio in Germany and UK in addition to its BeNeLux distribution, and the expansion into the European continent for High End Systems products, the Belgium-based company is also expanding its team. AED Distribution, with offices in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, France & Belgium, has hired several people to support its future growth into these new markets. Hans Vanderheijden, managing director at AED Distribution HQ, comments, "Over the last couple of years ... More >>

Apollo Design Technology appoints CFO

Apollo Design Technology appoints CFOUSA - Apollo Design Technology has announced the appointment of Nick Picciuto as chief financial officer. In this role, Picciuto will direct the financial activities of the company including strategic planning, profit improvement initiatives, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and banking/debt management. Prior to joining Apollo Design Technology, Picciuto worked as a CFO at InterStar Fleet Services and Duro Designer Company. His career spans over 30 years in the finance field. "Nick is a great fit. He is able to jump between ... More >>

22 January 2015

LumenRadio appoints supply chain manager

LumenRadio appoints supply chain managerSweden - LumenRadio has appointed Sofia Rösberg as purchase & supply chain manager. Having a Masters Degree in retail, transport and supply chain management, Rösberg brings extensive experience during her positions at SCA Packaging, Din Sko and Intersport. In 2013, Rösberg was appointed CEO at Selector Solutions, a consultancy firm that has helped hundreds of companies improve their supply chain and to optimize purchasing. "I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining the LumenRadio team. The true power of LumenRadio's Supply Chain lies ... More >>

L-Acoustics bolsters commitment to Benelux

L-Acoustics bolsters commitment to BeneluxBenelux - L-Acoustics has announced the appointment of Han Dohmen as sales manager to manage the Benelux market. The newly created position reflects the company's commitment to European markets, which continues to represent growth for the brand. Dohmen, who holds an MBA in management, lives in the Netherlands and brings exceptional experience in the professional audio industry, having worked with Sennheiser in the Benelux region, as well as holding senior European sales and marketing position in companies outside the sound industry. ... More >>

Scott Leslie joins Ashly Audio

Scott Leslie joins Ashly AudioUSA - Ashly Audio has announced that industry veteran Scott Leslie will join the company as executive vice-president. Ashly and its parent company, JAM Industries, are committed to a new growth strategy and they are drawing on Leslie's vision, experience, and leadership to help execute it. In the newly-created position, Leslie reports to Ashly CEO and president Mark Wentling and oversees the R&D, marketing, and the North American sales divisions. Leslie's roots are deep in the audio industry; his father invented the famed Leslie ... More >>

21 January 2015

Steve Young heads Community US sales team

Steve Young heads Community US sales teamUSA - Community Professional Loudspeakers has announced the appointment of Steve Young as director, North American sales. Young brings over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and management to Community. He comes to Community from the Music-Group where he was manager of business development for all Music-Group professional brands including Midas, Klark-Teknik, Turbosound and Eurocom. Previously, Young was vice president of sales and marketing at Mitek (Atlas Sound). "Community offers their customers a level of integrity that is ... More >>

20 January 2015

Fohhn Audio expands sales team

Fohhn Audio expands sales teamGermany - Loudspeaker manufacturer Fohhn Audio AG has added a new face to their International sales and distribution team. Gauthier Dalle takes over the position of head of international business development, his responsibilities being to strengthen and develop Fohhn's international relationships. "Mr. Dalle is a very dynamic and creative business developer with profound experience and deep understanding of the audio industry. We are very happy to welcome him in the Fohhn family" says Uli Haug, executive board marketing & distribution, ... More >>

19 January 2015

Adamson expands application support team

Adamson expands application support teamCanada - Adamson Systems Engineering has expanded their support team with the addition of Jeremiah Karni. The new applications engineer will assist customers with system design and provide product support and training. The announcement was made by James Oliver, director of marketing and sales. "We have experienced a tremendous amount of growth in the last year," explains Oliver. "With this expanding client base, it is essential that we maintain the high level of education and support that Adamson clients are accustomed to. Jeremiah fits ... More >>

16 January 2015

Martin Professional expands Asia & Pacific team

Martin Professional expands Asia & Pacific teamSingapore - Martin Professional has announced that Glenn Loh has joined Martin's Asia & Pacific team as key account manager, effective immediately. Loh will be based in Singapore and will report to Alfonso Zarate Takano, architectural manager for Martin's Asia & Pacific team. "Glenn's skills make him a valuable asset to the Asia & Pacific team," said Alfonso. "He brings with him vast marketing experience and we're confident he'll seamlessly integrate with both the team and our existing business partners in the region." Before joining ... More >>

15 January 2015

Creative Technology Spain expands

Creative Technology Spain expandsSpain - Creative Technology's operation in Spain has recently recruited Sander Meijer as audio visual sales manager. Sander will be responsible for the Cannes, Barcelona, Madrid and Lisbon regions. Having worked in the audio visual rental industry since 1988, Sander brings with him a wealth of expertise having worked for several major international AV companies worldwide. With experience with AV systems on conferences, corporate events and trade shows, Sander has also been responsible for his own international productions and has ... More >>

14 January 2015

Ron Bonner joins RH Consulting team

Ron Bonner joins RH Consulting teamUK - London-based audio consulting firm, RH Consulting, has strengthened its team and widened its services with the addition of former PLASA Technical Resources Manager, Ron Bonner. Ron has served with PLASA for 13 years offering health and safety advice, regulatory compliance information, technical advice and support in product compliance and environmental regulations. He offers services to many parts of the entertainment industry and continues to provide technical resources to PLASA as a contracted supplier. He offers additional ... More >>

13 January 2015

Doughty adds new team member for UK sales

Doughty adds new team member for UK salesUK - Doughty Engineering has appointed Candice Robinson as the newest member of its UK sales team. Candice joins Doughty with a wealth of experience, previously working in sales for Honeywell and as head of administration in the dispatch department at Kondor. Speaking of Candice's appointment, Laurence Dyer, Doughty's sales and customer services manager, said, "In the short time that Candice has been with us, her enthusiasm, efficiency and initiative has been impressive. She took the reins on day one and has demonstrated excellent ... More >>

Electrosonic promotes Bryan Hinckley

Electrosonic promotes Bryan HinckleyUK - Electrosonic has promoted Bryan Hinckley to head of the worldwide entertainment business, which includes the museum, theme park, visitor centre and retail markets. The post was previously held by Chris Conte, who was recently named head of the new US Business Development team. Hinckley has been managing Electrosonic's themed environments and attractions business in the US, where he was responsible for maintaining and growing the business as well as managing and supporting its US-based sales team. "Bryan's promotion to lead the ... More >>

Tom Casey joins CT in Singapore

Tom Casey joins CT in SingaporeSingapore - Creative Technology (CT) has announced the recruitment of Tom Casey to its Asia Pacific operation on 12 January 2015. Tom will join CT's Singapore business as Project Manager reporting directly to managing director Chris Burke and will cover the Asia Pacific region. An Australian citizen, Tom has previously worked in the UK, the Middle East, Australia and Singapore and is well versed in the business culture of the Asia Pacific region. (Jim Evans) More >>

VER-Live appoints Jonny Hunt

VER-Live appoints Jonny HuntUK - Following a busy and successful first six months, VER Live has announced the appointment of Jonny Hunt as project manager. Hunt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the television and entertainment industry to the role and has hit the ground running. On arrival, Hunt managed his first television show for VER Live, ITV's A Funny Old Year for production designer Paul Houston. Hunt stated, "I'm pleased to be a part of this exciting new venture." The expansion follows a string of successful and high profile video ... More >>

8 January 2015

Ben Diaz to head up SGM in South America

Ben Diaz to head up SGM in South AmericaMexico - SGM has appointed one of Spain's most prominent lighting designers as its new representative in South America. Ben Diaz takes up the position of area sales manager with immediate effect, in a role that also includes product training on the Continent. Since 2000, Diaz has been involved in many creative roles within the entertainment industry, including lighting / production design and operation, video programming for media servers, cinematography and technical education. He has worked in 16 countries as a crew member, including ... More >>

Community names director of development engineering

Community names director of development engineeringUSA - Community Professional Loudspeakers has announced the appointment of David Prince as director of development engineering. Prince has over two decades of experience designing, modelling and measuring pro-audio loudspeakers and developing them for manufacturing. He comes to Community from Knowles Electronics where he was product development manager. Previously, Prince held the position of Director of Advanced Development for Tymphany; he was senior research engineer for International Jensen and he spent seven years as an acoustic ... More >>

Tightrope Media Systems expands

Tightrope Media Systems expandsUSA - Tightrope Media Systems' identity as a leading solutions provider across the broadcast/cable and digital signage industries has propelled year-on-year business growth since its formation as a standalone company in 2001. Looking to further bolster the company's sales and service team to support future growth across both businesses, Tightrope recently promoted five-year company veteran Kelli Smith to director of broadcast sales, and hired Richard Turner as digital signage regional sales manager. Kelli, based in Raleigh, NC, now ... More >>

6 January 2015

Jack Calmes, 1943-2014

Jack Calmes, 1943-2014USA - Jack Calmes, the founder of Showco and Syncrolite, has died at the age of 71. One of the concert production industry's true pioneers, Calmes was also a musician, promoter, live music venue owner, artist manager and film and television producer. In the mid-60s, Calmes and friend Angus Wynne co-founded Showco in Dallas, Texas, and set about putting on music shows. Among their early successes was a University party in Dallas headlined by Chuck Berry. Showco also brought The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and the Doors to Dallas. ... More >>

Meyer Sound strengthens product management team

Meyer Sound strengthens product management teamUSA - Meyer Sound has promoted Michael Creason to the newly created position of product manager- system applications and training, while Ashley Hanson moves to the design services manager role. The former head of the design services department, Creason now joins the growing product management group to expand the company's technical content and training resources. The goal is to give users a broader range of tools to work more efficiently and effectively in loudspeaker system design, rigging, and commissioning. He joined the Meyer Sound ... More >>

Damon Crisp joins Elation UK sales team

Damon Crisp joins Elation UK sales teamUK - Elation Professional EU has announced that Damon Crisp is the company's new sales representative for the south of England, which includes London and surrounding counties. Damon, who operates DAC Pro-Media LTD, a distribution company for entertainment technology, has a wealth of experience in the industry having operated as sales director for Lamba PLC, managing director for Numark Alesis Europe and managing director for Monacor International GmbH at their UK operation. Tasked with growing Elation's presence in the rental, theatre, ... More >>

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