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9 February 2016

Aaron Creps joins Apollo Design Technology

Aaron Creps joins Apollo Design TechnologyUSA - Apollo Design Technology, Inc. has announced the appointment of Aaron Creps as a production technician. In this role, Creps is responsible for the assembly and testing of mechanical and electronic subassemblies and products including precision calibration. He will also provide technical assistance to internal personnel and customers. "Aaron brings great technical skills and a strong mechanical background to the Apollo team," said Mr. Joel Nichols, president of Apollo Design. Prior to joining Apollo Design Technology, Creps worked ... More >>

Paul Whiting retires from Sennheiser

Paul Whiting retires from SennheiserGermany/UK - Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. has announced the retirement of Paul Whiting, president of strategic collaborations. A familiar face in the audio industry, Paul leaves Sennheiser enjoying a much higher profile in the professional audio industry than it did when he joined the company more than 25 years ago. Paul began his career with Sennheiser in 1990, after 15 years with former UK partner Hayden Laboratories, which saw him establish a Sennheiser pro-audio network in the UK and head the company's professional division as ... More >>

5 February 2016

ETC names regional manager for the Middle East

ETC names regional manager for the Middle EastUK - To continue its dedication to supporting the lighting and stage technology markets in the Middle East, ETC is introducing Darren Beckley as its new regional manager for the area. He brings to ETC many years of experience working in the industry and across the Middle East. In his new position, Beckley will be responsible for the sales territory that includes the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and Iraq. He will be based out of ETC's London office, with much of his time spent in the Middle East, ... More >>

Bandit package for Grammy Awards nominees event

Bandit package for Grammy Awards nominees eventUSA - With only weeks away until the music industry gathers for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, Nashville's Grammy chapter gathered for an evening of celebration with nominees such as Little Big Town, Ashley Monroe, Point of Grace and Mr. Talkbox. Bandit Lites provided a lighting package for the event with Chris Lisle Lighting Design and Erik Parker as programmer. Clay Paky's Scenius fixtures helped to set the mood for the evening, with some placed in the media room for texture along the back wall while others were placed in the ... More >>

Seth Jackson joins Technical Productions creative team

Seth Jackson joins Technical Productions creative teamUSA - Technical Productions, Inc. has added award-winning lighting/set/production designer Seth Jackson as a full time member of its executive creative team. "This is a huge step forward for both of us, and we're both able to service our existing and potential clients better because of this synergy," says Michael O'Keefe, CEO of Technical Productions Inc. (TPI). "For Seth, he has better facilities at his disposal and the support of a full service office. And TPI gains full-time access to his design talent - Seth is absolutely one of the ... More >>

4 February 2016

Rob Brown joins corporate team at PRG XL Video

Rob Brown joins corporate team at PRG XL VideoUK - PRG XL Video has announced that Rob Brown has joined their corporate team, as a senior account manager, based at the company's Hemel Hempstead location. Brown has more than 14 years' experience in the AV and technical industries, working with 360° production companies, mostly in the financial sector. He now brings his expertise to PRG XL Video, to help the Corporate team better serve multi-discipline event production agencies and their end clients. He comments, "I'm delighted to join the team at PRG XL Video at such an exciting ... More >>

Senior promotions in Elation's US sales operation

Senior promotions in Elation's US sales operationUSA - In response to recent growth and in line with the company's strategic expansion plans, Elation Professional has announced several new appointments in its key headquarter sales staff. Elation sales director Eric Loader comments, "As part of a sales team realignment which will present new opportunities for our extremely committed sales team, these changes are designed to better support our dealer/distributor/rep network, offering more coverage and increased focus on established and developing markets." The appointments see John ... More >>

Grif Palmer named vice-president of sales for PixelFLEX

Grif Palmer named vice-president of sales for PixelFLEXUSA - PixelFLEX has announced the appointment of Grif Palmer as its new vice-president of sales. With a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, Palmer will oversee the day-to-day operations of the PixelFLEX sales team while implementing the sales strategies necessary to keep pace with the increased market demand for the innovative line of PixelFLEX LED video technologies. "We could not be happier about the introduction of Grif Palmer as our new vice president of sales for PixelFLEX," said Monty Rains, president and COO. "He has a ... More >>

Jo Beaumont-Ward joins Central Theatre Supplies

Jo Beaumont-Ward joins Central Theatre SuppliesUK - Central Theatre Supplies has announced the appointment of Jo Beaumont-Ward to their management team. Jo formally of Lancelyn Theatre Supplies (now National Stage Technology) and Stage Electrics, had taken a health break from work but is delighted to be back working within the industry. "Jo has 25 years' industry experience and we welcome both her technical and management skills," said David Harwood of CTS. "We are looking to drive the company forward and face the challenges ahead and her dedication to supporting the education and ... More >>

2 February 2016

Backstage Academy expands in preparation for university bid

Backstage Academy expands in preparation for university bidUK - Backstage Academy has seen several new appointments over the past few months, gearing them up for the next phase in their expansion, application for university titleship, and to meet the needs of greater student numbers. Managing director Paul Barton has been working in the events industry since he was 15 in a wide variety of sectors ranging from events structures to production, site management and sponsorship across Europe, the UAE and Southern Africa. Paul's last industry post was with GL Events as site manager for London's 2012 ... More >>

J.R. Clancy adds controls engineer and project manager

J.R. Clancy adds controls engineer and project managerUSA - J. R. Clancy has added two people to its technical and project management staff. Felix Garcia has joined JRC as a controls engineer. In this position, he designs and draws electrical circuits for control systems, and tests and troubleshoots the circuits, processors and communications networks of installed equipment. Garcia tests equipment including motors and starters before they are shipped to the customer, and he trains end users in the operation of JRC's control systems. Originally from Cuba, Garcia earned his degree in ... More >>

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