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17 April 2014

XL Video introduces new US CEO

XL Video introduces new US CEOUSA - XL Video has introduced the new CEO for their US operation, headquartered in Atlanta, GA. At an event in New York on Monday evening, Rene De Keyzer, XL's founder/president was introduced as the new head of XL Video Inc. De Keyzer, who started the company around the 1996 Atlanta Games, has already taken the reins in the Atlanta office, and is relocating there with his family. Rene comments: "After many years leading the XL Video group of companies, I was happy to pass that role to Lucas Covers and to seek a new challenge within the ... More >>

GLP US appoints West Coast sales manager

GLP US appoints West Coast sales managerUSA - GLP US Inc. has announced the appointment of Greville Kellett to the position of West Coast sales manager within the company. Originally from the UK, Greville moved to the US a number of years ago, settling in California. He comes to GLP having had positions with soft goods manufacturer Dazian, California based Big Hammer Productions and UK based, White Light, with whom he worked for several years before moving to the US. Greville's new position will see him being responsible for all of GLP US activities on the West Coast of the ... More >>

HHB's Richard Kershaw retires

HHB's Richard Kershaw retiresUK - HHB Communications has announced the retirement of Richard Kershaw from his position as director of operations. Richard Kershaw began his long career at HHB in 1983 after meeting managing director Ian Jones while working for theatre sound specialists Hardware House. During his 30-year tenure he saw the company launch innovative technologies including the Portadat, CDR-882 and other models, the BurnIt range of CD recorders and FlashMic under its namesake brand, in addition to a variety of HHB Recording Media, which continues to be ... More >>

16 April 2014

Nick Williams joins TC Group

Nick Williams joins TC GroupUK - TC Group has announced the appointment of Nick Williams as its business development manager Asia/Pacific for Install and Tour, with responsibility for the Tannoy, Lab.gruppen and Lake brands. Nick has a long history in sales and the professional audio industry, having worked for companies like Riedel, Aviom and Harman, focusing for many years in the EMEA/APAC regions. Based in the UK, his position commences immediately, with a main focus of driving and developing business in the Asia/Pacific region. "I am delighted to be joining TC ... More >>

14 April 2014

SDUK promotes Kirsty Lamport

SDUK promotes Kirsty LamportUK - Shure Distribution UK (SDUK) has announced the promotion of Kirsty Lamport to UK head of marketing. Kirsty joined Shure Distribution in 2007 as marketing communications manager, the function of which she retained when taking on her next title of marketing manager - systems & broadcast. This position saw her play an important part in the communication and delivery of the company's new selective distribution structure, which heralded the restructuring of the sales function into three divisions: Music Retail, Pro Audio & Systems. In ... More >>

Gary Burrows joins PTB as project manager

Gary Burrows joins PTB as project managerUK - Push The Button Ltd (PTB), the specialist electrical contractor for the entertainment industry, has announced the appointment of Gary Burrows as project manager. Burrows joins the core PTB team of managing director Nick Ewins, designer manager Andy Phillips, operations manager Adrian Veale and finance director Jenny Ewins, based at the company's Bristol HQ. Though new to PTB, Burrows and the rest of the PTB team already know each other well. "I've known Gary for a long time; he served a full apprenticeship with me back in the Stage ... More >>

10 April 2014

Allen & Heath appoints sales & marketing director

Allen & Heath appoints sales & marketing directorUK - Allen & Heath has announced the appointment of Christian Luecke as its new sales and marketing director. Christian has 15 years' experience in the consumer electronics market where he managed European B2C business for Sony and Samsung. Joining the board of directors, which already comprises managing director, Glenn Rogers, finance director, Dave Jones, operations director, Tony Williams, and R&D director, Rob Clark, Christian will oversee Allen & Heath's global sales and marketing operations. "I am excited to be joining the pro ... More >>

9 April 2014

PWS names Evan Hall project manager

PWS names Evan Hall project managerUSA - Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, has announced that Evan Hall has been hired as project manager. Hall will oversee and coordinate frequencies for a variety of PWS events that require the expert frequency coordination and management needed in today's congested RF landscape. He will be an integral part of the development of future plans focusing on all PWS' business divisions. "Evan's wealth of industry knowledge and ... More >>

8 April 2014

Hoist UK appoints business development engineer

Hoist UK appoints business development engineerUK - Hoist UK has announced the employment of Mark Revans as their new business development engineer. "Mark has a lifetime of experience in the lifting trade beginning his career straight from school on a full apprenticeship with Merseyside Lifting Gear Services where he trained as a chain smith / fabricator, which is quite impressive in itself now a days" says Hoist UK director Tony Dickson. "He has spent all his working life in the lifting equipment industry, with both hands on and managerial experience he is well known and respected ... More >>

Robe appoints Central Region US sales manager

Robe appoints Central Region US sales managerUSA - Czech Republic-based lighting manufacturer Robe Lighting has appointed John McDowell as regional sales manager of the Central United States, effective 7 April. McDowell, based in Austin, Texas, was most recently with Creative Stage Lighting as Western regional sales manager. Due to higher sales volume and a wide range of popular products, Robe Lighting is expanding its reach in the U.S. under new CEO Bob Schacherl. This is the second new sales appointment to be announced in recent weeks in order to provide Robe clients with the ... More >>

4 April 2014

Enrique Gonzalez joins SSL Board

Enrique Gonzalez joins SSL BoardUK - Solid State Logic has announced the appointment of Dr. Enrique Perez Gonzalez as chief technology officer for Solid State Logic's Board of Directors. Dr. Perez has been promoted from his current role as head of R&D and became a board member effective 1April. "Enrique is one of those rare individuals who has deep technical ability, first-hand experience of our markets and the skills to manage product research and development effectively," states SSL's CEO Antony David. "Even more importantly, he has the vision to build upon our ... More >>

2 April 2014

Thommy Hall joins Robe in US

Thommy Hall joins Robe in USUSA - Czech Republic-based lighting manufacturer Robe Lighting has appointed Thommy Hall as regional sales manager of the Western United States, effective 24 March. Hall, based in Las Vegas, was most recently with Philips Lighting as the western regional sales manager for Philips Entertainment. Due to customer demand and increased popularity, Robe Lighting is expanding its reach in the U.S. under new CEO Bob Schacherl. This is one of several new appointments to be announced in the coming weeks in order to provide Robe clients better ... More >>

Morini to head up Cadac US operation

Morini to head up Cadac US operationUSA - Cadac Holdings has announced the appointment of US industry veteran Paul Morini, as general manager Cadac USA. Morini joins Cadac from Music Group, where he was customer service manager for Midas and Klark Teknik for the US and Canada. He will help establish the company's office and sales representative network for the US and Canada, mirroring the recently announced initiative in the UK and Eire. Based in New York, 'close' to Cadac's traditional Broadway customer base, Morini will be heading up the company's presence at the Live ... More >>

1 April 2014

Stage One's Simon Wood retires

Stage One's Simon Wood retiresUK - Stage One raised a glass and bade farewell to sales director Simon Wood who retired last week, paying tribute to his 30 years' service to the company. Simon, or Woody as he is affectionately known throughout the business, was one of the founding directors alongside Jim Tinsley and Mark Johnson. Together they have delivered some remarkable projects and have grown a strong business on the back of this success. Simon sold his shareholding to Mark and Jim last year and has spent the last few months preparing to handover to others in ... More >>

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